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Budget Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffins Dairy-Free Egg-Free

These brown sugar oatmeal muffins take just basic ingredients and take no egg. 

They can also be made dairy-free and fit the bill for hearty breakfast on a budget. 

We also have a helpful gluten-free note from a member below. 

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Ever get to the end of the month and start making weird things with what’s left in your pantry?

Ha, I do! 

No like busting the budget, so we gotta use what we have. 

And that’s what hubby was wanting to do when he stumbled on brown sugar muffins years ago. 

Of course, we had to dabble with the recipe to make them dairy-free and egg-free. 

Plus, we cut the sugar. Triple win!

Our version turned out delicious…

and we can’t wait to share the recipe with you. 

pan of eggless oatmeal muffins with brown sugar

We made this extra easy because the egg is replaced with the easiest option…


No flax egg or expensive boxed egg replacer needed. 

Or use an egg if you can. 

For dairy-free milk, I’ve used almond and coconut. 

But I think any dairy-free milk should do. Yum, yum. 


Here’s how one reader made these brown sugar oatmeal muffins gluten-free.

“Hey Jamie! I wanted to thank you for this recipe for the basic brown sugar oat muffins and let you know we were able to make them gluten-free, as well! We used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 baking flour, and they tasted delicious!”

Thank you so much for doing this experiment and sharing the results with us, Rowena!

We sure appreciate that, and I’m sure our gluten-free readers will, as well.

Now here’s the easy muffin recipe below.

pan of brown sugar oatmeal muffins dairy free and egg free easy




1 cup flour
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons applesauce or 1 egg
3/4 cup dairy-free milk
1/3 cup vegetable or liquid coconut oil 


Heat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, combine 1 c. flour, 1 c. quick oats, 1/2 c. packed brown sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp. salt. 

In small bowl, combine egg or 3 tsp. applesauce, 3/4 c. milk, 1/3 cup oil. 

Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture. 

Add wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just until combined. Don’t over mix. 

Grease a muffin pan with dairy-free butter or use our favorite, truly non-stick muffin pan

Fill muffin wells 1/2 full. 

Bake 15-18 minutes or until right when a toothpick comes out of the center of a muffin not wet. 

Hope your family loves these brown sugar muffins as much as we do!

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Thursday 4th of May 2023

Does this recipe yield 12 or 24 muffins?

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 4th of May 2023

It makes 24, Amy. We will note that. Thanks!

Jashani Jackson

Thursday 27th of August 2020

Thank you! I have searched Pinterest for what seems like forever for a gluten-free, egg-free muffin recipe. My baby has eczema and I’ve had to switch from my egg bites recipe for breakfast meal prep. Can’t wait to try it.

Jamie Kaufmann

Friday 28th of August 2020

Hope this works with your favorite gluten-free flour! :)


Wednesday 29th of April 2020

As far as eggs. Do you think a flax egg would work, or aquafaba? I'm vegan & don't have applesauce (not waiting on a line for an hour to get some).

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hi Natasha! Definitely a flax egg. And honestly, I've forgotten any egg sub in muffins before and they turned out fine, lol. That may work, too!


Thursday 2nd of April 2020

What kind of flour did you use? Almond, Coconut, combo, 1 for 1 thanks!

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 6th of April 2020

Hi there, Toni! We use all purpose flour.

Allyson Mitchell

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Will the recipe work with adding blueberries or cranberries?

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Hi Allyson! Thanks for the question! Blueberries I would think so! Not sure on cranberry but if you try please let us know. :) We do have a blueberry muffin recipe here, too. And a cranberry one for that matter, ha ha. We got you covered. xoxo

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