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Cardamom Oat Muffins - gluten free, dairy free, low in sugar, made with oat flour! These light and airy muffins will fill your whole house with the delightful scent of cardamom. www.halsanutrition.com

Cardamom Oat Muffins

These cardamom oat muffins are sure to be a hit in your family! They are fun for breakfast, snack time, and even dessert! Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Breakfast, Fika, Snack
Cuisine Scandinavian
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk (almond and oat both work well)
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider or plain)
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (certified gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (avocado, canola, or grapeseed)


  • Shredded coconut
  • Pearl sugar (coarse sugar crystals)
  • Raw pumpkin seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Put cupcake liners into muffin tins.
  • Measure out the plant milk and add the vinegar. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom.
  • In another bowl, add eggs and beat with an electric mixer or hand whisk. Add sugar and beat or whisk until blended. Add oil and beat or whisk to combine.
  • With the mixer on low speed, or using a whisk, slowly add half of the flour and mix until combined. Then add half of the milk and mix until combined. Add the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk. Beat until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling until about ⅔ full. Sprinkle on desired toppings.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until golden.
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes and then carefully transfer cupcakes to a wire rack.


  • You can grind your own oat flour by placing oats in a food processor. However, I tested this recipe using store-bought oat flour. If you prefer, you could use a different flour or a combination of flours.
  • Cooking time will vary depending on the oven and how big you make the muffins. So if you make 15 muffins cooking time will be around 16-18 minutes, but if you make 12, slightly bigger muffins, the cooking time may be closer to 22-24 minutes. Use a toothpick to test for doneness.
  • To make pearl sugar topping more prominent, add it 6-8 minutes into cooking. That way it won't shrink down into the muffin as much.
Keyword afterschool snack, cardamom, muffins