Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins are a family favourite in our house and are a staple in my baking. I felt like it was finally time to share this delicious and nutritious recipe with you! These muffins contain tons of fiber from oats, spelt flour, and hemp seeds. They also have anti-inflammatory cinnamon, mineral-rich almond milk (make your own for extra goodness), and brain-boosting coconut oil. Of course, you’ll also find your favourite familiar flavours thanks to vanilla extract and chocolate chips. I’ve listed measurements for those but feel free to measure with your heart too.

Keep scrolling for the full recipe, some surprising health benefits, info on how you can become a snack expert at work, AND some more delicious sweet snack recipes to boost your mood and energy this spring! Enjoy!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe kid friendly

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe


Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15-22 min | Serving size: 12 medium/small muffins


  • 1 ¼ cups spelt flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt    
  • 1 cup almond milk (or your favourite milk alternative)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a muffin tin with silicone liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, cane sugar, hemp seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, an egg, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the chocolate chip oatmeal muffin batter into 12 muffin liners until ¾ full and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe by Jesse Lane Wellness

Health Benefits of Spelt

Have you ever tried spelt flour before? It’s a type of flour made from the ancient grain spelt. Many people prefer spelt over regular wheat flour since it contains more health benefits and has a yummy nutty flavour. And although it’s not totally gluten-free, there are tons of ways that spelt actually promotes good health!

Firstly, spelt could be considered easier to digest than all-purpose baking flour. This might be because it contains more fiber than regular flour. This makes it a good choice for those who aren’t allergic or super sensitive to gluten but want to choose a more gut-friendly option for baking. 

Spelt flour also contains more protein and vitamin B2 than all-purpose flour. It’s a great source of manganese, which is important for healthy joints. It also contains antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body.

Spelt is a great option as well for those who are monitoring their blood sugar since it contains extra fiber and has a lower glycemic response than regular flour. This means it is less likely to spike your blood sugar!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe by @jesselwellness

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds are such an awesome nutritional ingredient! I love using them in everything from salad dressings, to smoothie bowls, to baking. These little seeds pack a huge nutritional punch! 

Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, we’re talking roughly 10g in only 3 tablespoons! They also contain all nine essential amino acids making them a complete protein, and an excellent choice for anyone who follows a vegan or vegetarian diet. 

Hemp seeds are also high in healthy fats, like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are important for improving brain function, reducing inflammation, and promoting heart health. They contain tons of healthy fiber to promote good digestion, and are packed with vitamins and minerals too! 

​​Hemp seeds are a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, iron, and zinc!

Overall hemp seeds are an incredibly versatile health food. You can take these little seeds and make them sweet or savoury. They have a mild nutty taste, and really help to bring an extra flavour element to these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Help Your Team With Healthy Snacking!

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect kid-friendly snack! They’re one of the recipes my kids love to make with me! I love having healthy and delicious snacks on hand for them, but also for me!

Snacking is such an important part of our diet but there are so many misconceptions around when and how to snack! For this reason, I’ve brought back one of the corporate wellness events that I get asked about most often – my Healthy Snacking 101 Lunch & Learn!

During my Healthy Snacking 101 Lunch & Learn, I bust snacking myths, teach you what a healthy snack looks like, and share lots of sweet and savoury snack ideas to keep you fuelled all day long! You don’t want your team to miss out on this super informative Lunch & Learn! 

But the snacking doesn’t stop there! I’ve also created a brand new corporate cooking class to share with your team so they have even more healthy snacking ideas ready to help keep them fuelled all day long! In my Nutritious Delicious Snacks Cooking Class, your team will learn how to make my Salt and Vinegar Crispy Chickpeas, Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars, AND a smoothie! Bonus: all the recipes we’ll make together are also kid-friendly, so you can ensure your kids have something healthy to munch on too!

If you’re interested in helping your team boost their snacking game and feel their best this spring, you definitely want to check these out! You can email info@jesselanewellness.com for more details and pricing!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe by Jesse Lane Lee

Sweet Snack Recipe Roundup

Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry season is officially upon us and that means strawberries in everything! These Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are really easy to make and leave the house smelling fantastic! The strawberries in these muffins are little bursts of juicy sweetness that are complemented really well by the sour punch of rhubarb. I made these Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins gluten-free, packed with fiber, and full of protein by using almond flour and protein powder in the batter! These are the perfect in-season sweet snacks to give you that boost of energy you need during an afternoon slump!

Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins by @jesselwellness #glutenfree #muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Bites

Lemon Poppy Seed Bites are one of my absolute favourite grab-and-go snacks. You can make a triple batch and store them in the freezer for easy access when hunger strikes. They are also a great mood and energy booster! These bites contain nuts and seeds like walnuts and chia seeds which are high in protein, healthy fat, and fiber. They also contain tryptophan which is an amino acid that produces serotonin (the happy chemical), and omega-3 fats which have been shown to improve mood. These bites will have you feeling like a big ball of sunshine!

Lemon Poppy Seed Bites by Jesse Lane Lee

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

If you’re a chocolate lover, I’ve got you covered! Chocolate can actually be super healthy if you are eating it the right way. It contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a chemical known to inspire happiness, clear-mindedness, focus, and wakefulness. Zucchini is high in mood-boosting folate, fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. These muffins are sweetened with honey and packed with healthy fat from coconut oil and walnuts! And who doesn’t love a hefty dose of chocolate in the afternoon?!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins by Jesse Lane Lee

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