Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

I have been on a baking kick lately.  It must be because of all snow, cold temperatures and not wanting to leave my house!

I usually make Whole Wheat Apple and Carrot Muffins because my daughter’s love it, but this time I wanted to try something new. One of my twins asked me if I could make strawberry muffins … and I said sure! As you might know already, I don’t love following recipes! I go based on textures, taste and the look of the dough/ mixture and add ingredients as needed (again, I’m not a baker).  This makes baking in the kitchen exciting because I don’t know how the muffins or cookies will turn out!  BUT, just for my followers, I wrote down my recipe so you can make these delicious muffins!

I have yet to find a muffin recipe that has oatmeal in it that hasn’t dried out the muffin .. until now! I figured out a secret!! You need to soak your oats in milk for 10 minutes BEFORE adding it to your recipe!! Game changer!

You can also substitute the ingredients as needed.  I tried using all apple sauce in the recipe but I didn’t like the way they turned out … that’s why I chose to add a little butter in the recipe.  I also like the  taste of maple syrup instead of honey. I tried using coconut flour and quinoa flour but didn’t like the taste of either, so I used a combo of whole wheat and white flour.  These were my choices in this recipe and I think it turned out well!

I hope you enjoy the muffins! They are kid and husband approved!

 

STRAWBERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS

1 cup quick oats

1 cup milk (I used almond/coconut blend)

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 cup maple syrup (could add honey)

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour (I did half whole wheat and half white)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup strawberries (I thawed out frozen strawberries and cut into smaller chunks)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine the oats and milk together and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat over to 325 degrees
  3. Mix the butter until it is smooth before adding all the other wet ingredients in: maple syrup, egg, vanilla, apple sauce
  4.  Combine all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  6. Add the oatmeal and milk ( if the mixture is too wet, add a bit more flour)
  7. Line your muffin tins, or spray with oil.
  8. Fill the muffin cups half way full.
  9.  Add 4 or 5 small pieces of strawberries on top (they will sink as they bake).  This prevents your batter from turning pink if you added the strawberries the same time as all the other ingredients
  10. Bake 15 – 17 minutes (depending on your oven)
  11. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing them onto a baking rack

 

** If you want, you can add a sprinkle of brown sugar and/or cinnamon on top of the muffins before you bake them **

ENJOY!

 

 

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