Need something for a wonderful, delicious breakfast that is healthy? Try these Baked Oatmeal muffins and choose what toppings you put on yours. You can even leave off toppings and eat plain. These will freeze well – just pop out what you need for the next morning’s breakfast before you go to bed – and heat for 10-15 seconds in the microwave – or not!
Even good with a tad of peanut butter on them! Or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. The sky’s the limit with these.
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup packed brown sugar (I, of course, used my Splenda brown sugar)
1/2 cup applesauce (I used the unsweetened applesauce)
1 1/2 cups skim milk (any kind milk you use will work)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned oats(not the quick cooking or instant kind)
2 tsp baking powder
Toppings (your choice)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper or foil muffin liners. Don’t skip this. I used regular and mini muffin pans – it should make about 16 large muffins if you use only the large size.
2. In a large bowl whisk eggs, oil and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved (or combined well). Add applesauce, milk, vanilla, salt and cinnamon and whisk until combined. Stir in oats and baking powder (I measured out my oats and baking powder in another bowl and stirred to combine – that way the baking powder gets evenly distributed and you don’t get a big clump of the baking powder somewhere in the mix.)
3. Fill muffin cups (about 1/4 cup per large muffin cup size). Add toppings (I used chopped pecans on some, mini chocolate chips on some, craisins on some, raisins on some, and fresh blueberries on some) and slightly push toppings in to mix either with your fingers or back of a spoon.
Ready for the oven! (I didn’t take an “after baked” picture – I am an airhead.
4. Bake for 30 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes. (the cooling lets them come out of the paper liners easier. Enjoy!
These are so moist – and like I said, are such an easy breakfast/snack. And with no flour, they are good for those who can’t have it.
Try these soon and come back and let me k now what toppings you used! Have a great weekend.