Healthy Yoghurt & Oat Muffins

Yoghurt-&-Oat-muffins-web2Another week about to begin and the dread of what to put in the lunch boxes kicking in?  It’s like that in our house but these muffins seem to be a winner and are full of loads of good things as well.  I love these as they can be any meal – breakfast on the go, recess, lunch or after school snack – I think you’d be up against it though saying they were dinner, but dessert with a dollop of yoghurt maybe?

A word for the Gluten Free amongst us. The recipe below is with wholemeal Self Raising Flour but I made a batch today replacing it with 1/2 C buckwheat flour, 3/4 C spelt flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp baking powder as a way of reducing the gluten content.  Our eldest is gluten intolerant, some exposure is ok for her but if you wanted to swap the spelt for almond meal or brown rice flour that would also work. Oats themselves do contain a type of gluten but if you can tolerate that these are great.

Tip: These can be frozen for about a month if you want to save some for another week.

Healthy Yoghurt & Oat Muffins


  • 1 C yoghurt (you can use plain, Greek, vanilla or I used one with Blackberry & Pomegrante through it which made these sooo good!)
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/4 c rice malt syrup
  • 3/4 C ripe banana mashed
  • 1 1/4 C wholemeal SR flour


  1. In a mixing bowl combine yoghurt and oats. Cover and refrigerate for 30 mins, this softens the oats
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases
  3. Remove oats and yoghurt from the fridge and add all the ingredients in the following order; egg, oil, rice malt syrup, banana, flour and mix gently
  4. Spoon mixture into muffin tin and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean
  5. Cool in tin for 5 minutes then turn out onto wire cooling rack to cool completely
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2 comments on “Healthy Yoghurt & Oat Muffins

  1. Helen
    May 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    What is rice malt syrup? Where will i find it? I am keen to make these…they look great.

    • Vicki
      May 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Hi, you can buy it in the Supermarket in the health food section or health food shops. It’s a sugar or honey alternative made from brown rice and has a mild sweetness. It’s low GI and if you get an organic one has no additives or preservatives. I now try to replace sugar with this in baking but if you don’t have any you could use sugar in this recipe instead. Let me know how you go. V

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