Mornings are made for muffins…like these blueberry muffins, strawberry muffins, chocolate chip muffins or even these bran muffins 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.
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