Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

This Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe has become a favorite at our house, especially as we’ve kicked off a new school year!

oatmeal chocolate chip muffins

Our kids are forever on the run this year as two of the three boys still at home are taking a variety of music lessons, college classes, and even a couple classes at our local high school.

Oh hey, I haven’t told you yet! Nebraska has changed their home school laws which had been very limiting as to the extracurricular activities our kids could participate in at the public school. As of this year, the only eligibility requirement for participation in public school activities is that home school students take two classes at the public school. Boom. We’re in. Our boys are incredibly excited to play high school soccer this spring!!

This means our high school senior and sophomore guys have quite a crazy schedule to juggle. They are back and forth and forth and back…and it’s a good thing they are responsible and that God made coffee.

Gone are the days of starting our day leisurely at the breakfast table together. We’ve moved our family Bible reading up to a much earlier start time so that we can still make it a priority. And instead of rolling out of bed just in time to head down for breakfast and Bible time together, the older boys have to be actually ready to walk out the door wearing actual clothes and actual shoes.

It’s working, and it’s working beautifully. God knows what we need and He continually provides. While our two high schoolers are running to and fro and doing all their home or college studies in between their public school classes, our 7th grader and I have a little extra quiet time to read his History and Science lessons together.

So now you know a little about our new adventures this year. But what you really wanted to read about today is this Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe. Am I right?

This recipe makes a big tray full of hearty muffins that are filling, but also delicious (because…chocolate chips and butter). They taste fabulous with a cup of coffee and of course, there’s some great fresh fruit available this time of year and we are taking full advantage! So without further ado…

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
Serves: 16-18
  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground soft white wheat)
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ⅓-1/2 cup sucanat, honey, or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, oats, sucanat, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add eggs, milk, and butter, stirring until just combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop batter into 16-18 prepared muffin tins.
  5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until muffins are golden brown.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Make them Dairy Free: Use coconut oil instead of butter and coconut milk instead of regular.
Make them Gluten Free: Use your favorite gluten free flour instead of whole wheat and gluten free oats instead of regular.

Need some protein with your muffin and fruit? So do we! Eggs are always great. And check out this great method for cooking bacon and freezing it for fast breakfast protein!

Tell me about your school year. Are you off to a good start?


  1. says

    We will be making these soon! They sound very yummy! We started school August 7th and so far, so good :) We are a little behind in History and Science, but this happens every year, so I am trying not to stress about it and realize that at least we are moving forward and making progress. And we will get caught up, one way or another! :)


  2. says

    These look delish! I’m so impressed with the morning bible study you do. Do you have a post I missed on how you do it?


    Laura Reply:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever posted about it! There’s nothing very fancy about what we do. We just read through books of the Bible with our family, one chapter at a time, every morning while we’re eating breakfast. When our kids were little we found that meal time was the best time to read the Bible to them because they were sitting and focused and busy. It helped them eat better, actually, and it definitely helped them to sit and listen better! Even though our boys are old enough to focus easily now, we still read Bible at breakfast. It’s a tradition now, I suppose, plus it’s a great way to start our day. Annnnnd, now that they are teens, sometimes breakfast is the only time we’re all together and not on the run!


    Natalia Gill Reply:

    I guess we could just start and see how it develops. So true that breakfast is the best bet that we are all together. btw, I’d be all over a post that shows how this looks in your family – who reads and how it developed over the years. Thank you! I know you’re busy! :)


  3. says

    We have one more week and a long weekend before school (college) starts for our sons and I have to go back to working Saturday afternoons at my part-time job, so I’m trying to balance grasping and enjoying the fleeting days of summer with preparing for a busy fall season. Having young adults living in our home brings a whole new set of decisions and emotions to us as parents.

    Thanks for an oatmeal muffin (with chocolate – yay!) recipe. When I visit my parents’ home in Ontario, I almost always pick up a couple of bags of oatmeal muffin mix, since for some reason, I don’t see that variety around here. But homemade trumps even a good store-bought mix, so I’ll certainly be trying yours!


  4. says

    Laura, I had to laugh at the phrase “with actual clothes and actual shoes on.” I have a homeschooling friend who told me that when her kids were young, and she would say “Let’s get dressed” would reply with “Where are we going, Mama?” Too funny! My boys are all grown now, however, we homeschooled for over 20 years and one my best memories is reading “real books” with us all in our jammies! Have a great school year with those precious boys, they grow up so fast!


  5. Lisa says

    We are off to a good start with our homeschool year so far. With five kids to teach, I appreciate recipes like this and many others here to get our mornings rolling. ???? I too, would love to hear more about your Bible time, your curricular choices, and what two classes you’ve chosen to take for your boys at school. Thanks so much!! ????


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