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Eating healthy is made easier with these super quick and super easy Oatmeal Breakfast muffins. They are not only good for you they taste good too.

Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

I’ve been trying to eat healthier these days but sometimes it can be hard to do. We all have heard that breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but when you are rushing to work in the morning it doesn’t always make it easy to get a good meal in.

Cereal vs. Oatmeal

Special K Red Berries has been my go to cereal for a while now. It’s only 110 calories and it tastes pretty good too. Most days I can grabbing a bowl of cereal before I head to work, however there are some days I am just pressed for time.

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I’ve also recently fallen in love with Special k Nutrition Apple Raspberry Almond Cereal

Now I’ve read about how healthy oatmeal is and how many flavor options there are. There is even these just add water and microwave bowl options. I’ve never really liked oatmeal , but again trying to eat health when pressed for time I thought these quick oatmeal bowls were worth a try.

Oatmeal Mush
Why does oatmeal taste like mush

Call it cinnamon apple or berry blast , oatmeal is still oatmeal and I can’t stand it. I think it might be the mush texture. I don’t like eating mush.

On the flip side I do like oatmeal cookies. But oatmeal cookies are packed with sugar and are not really good for you, right?

Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

While surfing Pinterset a little while back I came across To-Go Oatmeal Muffins from The Wholesome Dish.

These easy to make oatmeal muffins basically turned that mush oatmeal into an easy to take with you muffin. Since I like oatmeal cookies, I thought I’d give these muffins a try.

The overall recipe is pretty easy, and mostly healthy. The only two sugar ingredients is the brown sugar and applesauce. I cut the sugar by using Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and made my own applesauce using my sugar-free apple pie filling recipe.

Akram's Ideas: Chopped apples
I made my own apple sauce by blending my apple pie filling
Sugar-Free Apple Pie Filling
Fresh apple pie filling
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 small/medium chopped apples
  2. 1 tbs butter
  3. 1/4 cup of Sugar or Splenda
  4. 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Chop apples into cubes.
  2. On medium heat melt butter in sauce pan.
  3. Add apples to butter.
  4. Stir in sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Reduce heat and cook apples until golden brown, string in to prevent burning.
Notes
  1. More or less cinnamon can be added at you discretion.
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Basically after you have the apple pie filling, you just blend it in a blender until you get an applesauce texture.

old fashioned rolled oats
Use old fashioned rolled oats

Once you have the applesauce made I pretty much followed the recipe from The Wholesome Dish.

Akram's Ideas: Oatmeal Muffin Mix
At this point the muffins still look like mush
Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins
Yields 16
These healthy oatmeal breakfast muffins are great for a quick grab and go breakfast.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 eggs
  2. ¼ cup canola oil
  3. 1 cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
  4. ½ cup applesauce ( I made my own applesauce)
  5. 1½ cups milk (I used Lactaid Fat Free)
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. ½ tsp. salt
  8. 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  9. 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  10. 2 tsp. baking powder
  11. Optional: your favorite toppings (I topped mine with fresh raspberries)
Instructions
  1. Start by preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Next add the applesauce, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until everything is well blended.
  4. Stir in the oats and baking powder.
  5. Fill each muffin liner with ¼ cup of the oat mixture in each muffin cup. Add your chosen topping to the muffin. Press the toppings down into the oat mixture with a spoon to ensure they bake into the muffin.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes before eating. You can store these muffins in an airtight container or freeze in a zip top storage bag.
Adapted from The Wholesome Dish
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Akram's Ideas: Oatmeal Muffins
Fill about 1/4 cup of the mix

The Vertic

I love these muffins. They have an apple taste about them and are super moist. Like I said earlier I topped a few of these muffins with raspberries and left a few plain. Both versions were delicious.

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These muffins were really good

The recipe made just over 12 muffins. I ate one for breakfast on days when I was in a rush. They were easy to take with me and eat in the car on the way to work. I kept them in an airtight container in the fridge and they lasted about month. That is at least when I finished them.

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They were good with or without a topping

I think this is the best way to eat oatmeal, especially if you are like me don’t like eating mush. Since I’m now out of these tasty treats I’ll need to whip up a batch this weekend so I can have more for next week.

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Eating healthy is made easier with these super quick and super easy Oatmeal Breakfast muffins. They are not only good for you they taste good too.

2 comments

    • Thanks Miss Jessica,
      Yes I bet they would hold up really good in the freezer. I will say the last few days they got a little mushy, but that maybe due to condensation in the container I had them in, in the fridge.

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