December 19th is Oatmeal Muffin Day! To celebrate, let’s make and eat lots of oatmeal muffins. Duh. But seriously, these things are versatile. And they’re a great make-ahead breakfast or snack for this busy time of year. I tracked down some yummy oatmeal muffin recipes for you—check ‘em out!
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Applesauce Cinnamon Oat Muffins: The applesauce keeps the muffin moist without using a ton of oil or another fat—just ¼ cup of oil goes into the batter. You can also skip the raisins or add your choice of dried fruit to mix things up a bit!
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Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Muffins: Someone in your house can’t eat eggs? No problem! Plus this muffin recipe uses healthier whole-wheat flour and protein-packed walnuts.
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Healthy Maple Oatmeal Muffins: I’m not a big fan of maple syrup with my pancakes (Mrs. Butterworth’s here!) and someone gave us a big jug of very high-quality maple syrup that I’ve been trying to find a use for. Ta-da! Maple oatmeal muffins to the rescue! And I know the kid will give them a try as soon as I mention that they’re pancake flavored.
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Savory Oatmeal Muffins: Muffins don’t have to be sweet. Try this savory recipe, and take the author’s advice that you can use whatever veggies you have on hand to create your favorite flavors. Also, you can turn the oatmeal into flour using a food processor, so if you don’t have a coffee grinder, don’t worry.
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Savory Oatmeal Muffins: Yes, again. Sorry, folks, I don’t get to the name recipes I find. Apparently, the savory oatmeal muffin recipe creators aren’t into descriptions like “Chicken Vegetable Oatmeal Muffins with Cheese.” Anyway, this recipe is gluten-free and incorporates chicken sausage, bell peppers, and, of course, cheese. Mmmm.
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Toddler Muffins: Okay, these two recipes are both so amazing that I couldn’t pick just one. First up are The Best Toddler Muffins which are chock-full of fruits and veggies, plus yogurt! And next up are Toddler Muffins with Banana, Cream Cheese, and Oatmeal. Um, hi. You had me at cream cheese. This recipe also has ingredients that instantly say “health food to me”: wheat germ and flax seeds. (By the way, it’s okay: you can eat these muffins even if you walk and run steadily).
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Baked Oatmeal Muffins: These are more like individual baked oatmeal servings than muffins, but you make them in a muffin tin, so I say they totally count for Oatmeal Muffin Day celebrating.
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Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries, and Pecans: Too busy to celebrate Oatmeal Muffin Day on December 19? No problem. The creator of this recipe says it’s perfect to serve to holiday guests!
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Blueberry Peach Quinoa Oatmeal Muffins: These are so much more awesome than your classic blueberry muffins! They use quinoa flour (which is gluten-free) instead of wheat flours, but if you find that you’re not fond of the earthier taste, you can use whatever flour you prefer.
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Clean Eating Carrot Oatmeal Muffins: Carrot cake made healthier and served as breakfast? Sounds like a plan. A delectable, edible plan.
Now, if you’ll please excuse me, I have a lot of baking to do.