If you follow my Instastories, you would know how obsessed I’ve been with these Healthy Everything Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins lately. They’re just too perfect for my stage of life right now. I’m a new mom to little Harper baby and I don’t have a ton of time to spend on breakfast most mornings. Plus they have everything I want out of breakfast packed into a delicious, jumbo baked good.
Um. Yes please!
Well, to be honest, I usually do have enough time in the mornings to prepare a nice breakfast. Harper is on a fairly consistent schedule of sleeping from 8-9 PM unto 8-9 AM. I’m an extreme morning person and love to wake up between 5:30-6 AM, so if you do the math that sometimes provides me with 3 hours of “mom” time in the mornings! That’s definitely enough time to whip up a fancy breakfast, right?!
It sure is! But I’ve found that I don’t like spending a lot of my morning free time making food for myself anymore. Making a nice breakfast used to be something I always took the time to do, but my priorities have definitely changed now that time to myself is limited. I would so much rather have more time to read and journal in the mornings than spend all that time making french toast or some other beautiful breakfast creation.
That’s why I’m so in love with these Healthy Everything Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins. They are made with all natural, whole food ingredients. The base is a mix of oat flour and whole oats. They are sweetened almost entirely with fruit with just a touch of maple syrup. Then the addition of crunchy walnuts, juicy raisins and shredded vegetables gives these muffins so much texture and added nutrition!
I love freezing a batch of these and reheating them for a couple minutes in the microwave when I need a quick breakfast. Pair them with some fresh fruit and nut butter and you’ll have a delicious, hearty breakfast in no time!
I’d love to know if you give these Healthy Everything Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins a try and what you think! Leave a comment down below, rate the recipe, or even take a picture of the final product and share it on Instagram. Be sure to share this recipe with anyone else you think would enjoy them!
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- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons water)
- 2½ cups old-fashioned oats, divided*
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped**
- ½ cup raisins***
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup mashed banana, from 2 large or 3 medium super ripe bananas
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray 5 jumbo muffin cups or 5 small ramekins with cooking spray.
- Prepare your flax eggs by mixing together 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water. Set aside to thicken.
- Place 2 cups of old-fashioned oats into a food processor or blender (leaving the remaining ½ cup of oats to add to the muffins later) and blend until a fine flour forms. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl.
- To the oat flour, add in the remaining dry ingredients, from the ½ cup remaining old-fashioned oats to the salt. Stir to combine.
- Grate your zucchini and carrot and coarsely chop into smaller pieces if desired. Place the zucchini into a paper towel or dish towel and squeeze out some of the excess water. Then add the zucchini and carrot into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.
- Add the remaining wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and shredded vegetables and stir everything until just combined.
- Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake the muffins for about 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes in the pan before carefully removing them and allowing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days or freeze them and reheat as needed.
- To reheat a frozen muffin, place the frozen muffin onto a plate and microwave it on high for about 2 minutes.
**You can substitute the walnuts for any kind of nut that you have on hand
***If you don't have or like raisins, substitute them for another kind of chopped, dried fruit
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