let’s fête foodie friday {quick oat muffins}

Let's Fête quick oat muffins

I’ve worked with this recipe for a while, and found a good base that I like and can throw just about anything into to add different flavors. It’s gluten free if you use the right oats (and know what’s right for you, I have a friend who is celiac and for some reason still has issues with GF oats!). I love how simple these are, and with a few chocolate chips it becomes a real treat for the kids, while still being super healthy!

what you’ll need for the base recipe (makes approx 18 mini muffins):

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • optional {and you can think up your own!}: chocolate chips, nuts, pureed fruit, chopped dried fruits, coconut flakes

– sometimes I add pureed fruit if I only have one banana or something.

to make – heat oven to 350 degrees

  • mix all the ingredients together well in a bowl {yep, can be done in one bowl!)
  • you’ll want the “batter” kind of like a thick pancake batter, not too thick, not too thin. You can add more oats or more pureed fruit if it’s too much on one end of the spectrum or the other. Here’s what mine looked like:

Let's Fête oat muffins

  • grease mini muffin tins well (I use coconut oil)
  • fill muffin tins almost to the top, with a little room. These don’t rise much, so it’s not a huge deal.
  • bake for 10-15 mins, or until a bit brown on top
  • let cool for about 5 mins, take out of tins and snack away!

For the optional add-ins, you can just put them directly into the batter with all other ingredients, or you can use them more as a topping. You can see on mine I just added a few choc chips to the tops of some. Those are Remy’s favorite, but Felix doesn’t like them.

Let me know what you think!!

Let's Fête quick oat muffins

 

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