Oatmeal and Blueberry Muffins for Babies

Oatmeal & Blueberry Muffins for Babies

These Blueberry Baby Muffins with Oatmeal are a perfect quick breakfast for toddlers! Packed with oats and berries and they have a reduced sugar content.


Oatmeal & Blueberry Muffins for Babies

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Our little dude is no longer little. He is almost four and 1/2 now and has a 2 1/2 year old sister.  They have both had ups and downs with trying foods, but these Blueberry Baby Muffins have been a consistent hit at our house!

Breakfast can be really hard with small children and I’ve found luck with these muffins and a side of scrambled eggs.

My goal with these baby muffins with blueberries and oatmeal were to try and minimize the added sugar, keep the fiber content high, but make something that actually tastes good in case I want to sneak one!

I tried a few things like a baked oatmeal dish that ended up not being a hit, but these oatmeal and blueberry muffins were great! All I had to do was cut one  in half and pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds. When my kids were very little, I’d chop them up, but now they can handle them whole.

Daddy might be known to sneak one or four for a mid afternoon snack as well!

  • This recipe was update May 3rd, 2019 with some new images and descriptions.
Oatmeal and Blueberry Muffins for Babies

Oatmeal & Blueberry Muffins for Babies

The perfect quick breakfast for toddlers! Packed with oats and blueberries and super-reduced sugar content.
3.67 from 69 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breads, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Yield 12 Muffins


  • 1 ⅔ cup oats ground (Sub: 1 cup oat flour)
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 10-12 oz. frozen blueberries + 1 tablespoon flour


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease or butter a muffin tin.
  • In a food processor, plus oats until they are ground coarsely. You can also substitute 1 cup oat flour for this.
  • In a large bowl, mix together pulsed oats, flours, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together apple sauce, brown sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  • Thaw blueberries and drain off any liquid. Toss blueberries with a tablespoon of flour.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Then fold in blueberries. Fill muffin tins with batter.
  • Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees F. until muffins are puffed and browned on top.
  • Let muffins cool before serving. Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them for longer storage.


Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 263mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Blueberry Muffins, Breakfast, Homemade Muffins, Muffins for Babies, Oatmeal Muffins

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Blueberry Baby Muffins

Disclaimer: You should always check with your pediatrician before jumping into solid foods with your baby. Also, it’s a good idea to feed babies individual items first (eggs, etc.) before combining them just to make sure there are no issues.

There is a tiny bit of brown sugar in this recipe (works out to about 1 teaspoon per muffin and he would eat 1/3-1/2 of a muffin), but I cut it way back from most muffin recipes. If you try one, you’ll find it way less sweet than most muffins, but they have great texture and are jam-packed with fruit so I didn’t really miss the sweetness.

Speaking of texture, start these muffins by grinding up some oats! If you don’t want to deal with this, you can use 1 cup of oat flour in the recipe but you’ll miss out. I like the oat pieces in the muffins.

Ground Oatmeal - Blueberry Muffins for Babies
Just oats.

Mix the oats with the other dry stuff and in a separate bowl whisk together the apple sauce, eggs, and brown sugar. Eventually add the buttermilk and melted butter to this also.

Wet Stuff - Blueberry Muffins for Babies
A little sugar…

Stir the wet stuff into the dry stuff and you’re on your way to muffins!

Dry ingredients - Blueberry Baby Muffins
Starting batter

The Blueberries

I wouldn’t bother with fresh blueberries in this recipe most of the time of the year. Frozen work great. Just thaw and drain them and then toss them with a little flour to soak up any extra liquid.

Blueberry mix - Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins for Babies
Lotsa berries.

This is a lot of blueberries. You could cut it back if you want, but I like mine really packed with fruit.

Fold this into the muffin batter.

Batter done - Blueberry Muffins for Babies

Next, divide the batter into 12 muffins. You can really fill these up. They won’t rise too much during baking.

Muffins filled - Baby muffins
Fill ’em up.

Bake these guys at 400 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes. They should be nicely browned on the outside and slightly puffed.

Baked muffins - Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins for Babies

Let them cool before slicing into them. Store extras in the fridge in an airtight container and they’ll keep fine for 5-6 days. You can freeze them also by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap for longer storage.

Look at all those berries!

Oatmeal and Blueberry Muffins for Babies

I wouldn’t recommend giving a kid one of these whole, but chop it up into tiny pieces and it shouldn’t be a problem if your kid has some teeth.

Believe it or not I did snag a photo of BOTH my kids actually eating some baby muffins with butter and eggs on the side! BONUS!

Baby muffins taste test

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Oatmeal and Blueberry Muffins for Babies: The perfect quick breakfast for toddlers! Packed with oats and blueberries and super-reduced sugar content. Whole wheat, apple sauce, and fruit. Parents will love them too! | macheesmo.com

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  3. Made these today as a rainy day activity with my toddler. They were excellent! I upped the sugar to a half cup (b/c I was in the mood for something sweet), but I think the original 1/4 c. would have been adequate. We also added some nutmeg, ginger, & clove which worked really well. We’ll definitely be making these yummy muffins again!

  4. These are so delicious! I have to STOP my son from eating so much because he could seriously eat a regular-sized muffin if I let him (he’s only 10 months!). And I eat them myself, which is great as I can grab these as a snack on-the-go when we’re running errands together.

  5. This sounds really good. Will it affect texture or bake times if I omit the sugar altogether? I could add more apple sauce or fruit puree for sweetness but not sure about quantities for this recipe to keep it completely sugar free.

    1. Hey Samantha! It will probably affect it a bit, but I think it’d be better to just leave it out than try to replace it which would add more moisture, etc. They should still be good! Good luck!

  6. Hi there! Just wondering…what’s the purpose of grinding the oats? Is this step necessary? Thanks much!

  7. Thanks for this amazing recipe. I made these today for my 10 month old and she absolutely loves them. She has tons of teeth so i gave her a whole one and she mowed down on it. I am going to continue making these as long as she eats them. I like them too!

  8. Have you ever made these into mini muffins? I’d like to try but I’m not entirely sure how to adjust the oven time/temp. If you have any tips, please let me know. Thanks!

  9. Is it essential to use frozen blueberries or would fresh blueberries work the same without altering the texture of the muffin? Thank you!

  10. Thanks for this recipe! I made it as described but added vanilla and didn’t drain the berries so my muffins are a bit blue. It made 48 mini muffins (1 TBS batter per muffin) baked for 15 minutes, plus 6 regular at 1/2 full. My LO loves them!

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