Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Oatmeal Muffins

I LOVE it when I find a food that my kids like and it's healthy.   I remember my grandma announcing that she had made me mush for breakfast when I was a kid.  That comment may have been the WHOLE reason I disliked it.  I swore I'd never feed it to my kids.  Now I am always trying to get them to eat it.   I am learning that you should NEVER announce that a food is healthy.  That scares kids off before they even try it.  These are basically oatmeal baked  in a cup.  What kid doesn't like a muffin over a bowl of mush.

makes 12 servings

1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups applesauce, unsweetened
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
1/8 cup chia seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Optional toppings: blueberries, raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and honey together in a bowl.
Add in oats, chia seeds (if using), cinnamon, baking powder, salt and mix well with wet ingredients.
Finally pour in milk and combine.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Divide mixture evenly into muffin tin cups. I used a 1/4 measuring cup, measure just a tad under 1/4 cup to make 12 servings. 
Add the toppings.
Bake 12-15 minutes.