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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



Makes 12 muffins.

Oven 350


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 tbs. 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!

Click here for more eggless dairy-free muffin recipes your family will love.


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Kirsti Carter

Monday 8th of April 2024

Oops forgot to add that I doubled the recipe with success and added a few handfuls of dried fruit!(cherries, blueberries, raisins etc)

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 15th of April 2024

Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

Kirsti Carter

Monday 8th of April 2024

Hi! A new fave in our many allergy and intolerance home! I did use gluten free flour, oat milk and exchange the veg oil to sunflower oil and they were perfect for us as well. Great favor! Oh and I forgot to add the cinnamon hahahaha, so now I just keep making them this way. I think the sunflower oil gives them a cool flavour😃

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 15th of April 2024

We are so glad you love these, Kristi! Love that the alterations worked for you. I seriously need to make these soon, lol. Enjoy!


Saturday 24th of February 2024

Are these able to be frozen?

Jamie Kaufmann

Sunday 25th of February 2024

With a flash freeze and then sealed in airtight container, I think they could be. We just eat them too fast to try, ha ha.


Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that in the ingredients you list 3 tbsp applesauce, but in the directions you say 3 tsp applesauce. Anyway, I'm making these tomorrow morning for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Oh Tiyana, you are the best! Thank you for the note. We got that fixed. You probably know it's 3 tablespoons for an egg replacer. Hope you love it!


Monday 30th of October 2023

In one comment you stated it makes 12 muffins and in another you said 24. Which is it?

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 31st of October 2023

I'm sorry, Donna. It's 12, one dozen.

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