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skinny oatmeal muffins-hMornings are made for muffins…like these blueberry muffins, strawberry muffins, chocolate chip muffins or even these bran muffin but sometimes muffins can be really full of all that stuff we don’t need (i.e. fat, calories & points)…but don’t worry I found these muffins!  

First off I love oatmeal & I love muffins so the idea of putting oatmeal in a muffin made me a little giddy and then add in some brown sugar and maple syrup and I get super giddy.  Not only are these muffins loaded with things I love but they also taste anything but skinny, they actually taste very indulgent and you might even have some thoughts of guilt and you are eating them (just beware)…but don’t worry there is nothing to feel guilty about.

So what makes these muffins so special?  OATMEAL!  Why oatmeal?  Because its oatmeal, and it is good for you and it adds tons of body to the muffins and it is good for you (sorry I think I already mentioned that).  Now it is important to remember to use old fashioned oatmeal instead of quick cooking oatmeal, as the old fashioned oatmeal keeps it texture and doesn’t seem to dissolve into the muffins like the quick cooking can.  Also using maple syrup and brown sugar with the oatmeal both really add a nice sweetness making it a perfect little sweet treat for your mornings (or afternoons) with your coffee.

Serves 12 muffins

Skinny Oatmeal Muffins

A skinny muffin that light and airy and perfect for a quick morning treat, plus it is made all in one bowl making it super easy!

10 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 egg
1/2 cup skim milk (or any milk of your choice)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Decorative sugars for topping (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350
Line a muffin tin with liners or spray with nonstick spray, set aside
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth and just combined, making sure to not over mix
Divide batter evenly between liners
Sprinkle decorative sugar over the top, if using
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until muffin springs back when touched lightly in the center
Let cool for 5 minutes in pan & then remove to a cooling rack to cool before serving
ENJOY!
**These muffins freeze nicely, if you can keep yourself from eating them all, just let them cool completely

Notes

Each muffin is 5 WW Smart Points:

Nutritional Info Calories 132 Calories from Fat 10 Total Fat 1.1g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 14mg Sodium 162mg Potassium 148mg Total Carbohydrates 27.2g Dietary Fiber 1.3g Sugars 11.6g Protein 3.1g Vitamin A 1% - Vitamin C 0% - Calcium 5% - Iron 7% Nutrition Grade B+

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If you wanted to add a little tartness you could throw in some dried cranberries or dried cherries, either would be delicious.  

Your morning routine just got a little skinnier and a little more delicious with these muffins…trust me they are AMAZING!

Happy (half) Baked Life – MJ


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