It is almost the time of year when the best berries are available. These delicious heart-healthy berry oatmeal muffins are great for breakfast or any time of the day or night. They have just the right amount of sweetness and texture. You won’t believe they are healthy. You and the whole family will love these berry oatmeal muffins. Great in school lunches too!
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Berry oatmeal muffins
Recipe : Berry Oatmeal Muffins
Filing and satisfying heart-healthy breakfast baked good or afternoon snack.
Yield- 12 muffins (1 muffin = ¼ cup of wet oatmeal mixture)
- 5 cups of rolled oats
- 5 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or soymilk)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of 100% pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- One tsp of cinnamon
- One cup of berries (your choice of cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries)
- Optional: 1/8 cup ground flaxseed and/or chia seeds
In a medium size Tupperware container, add the rolled oats and unsweetened almond milk and mix together. Place a cover on the Tupperware container and refrigerator for 4-8 hours until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Pre-heat oven to 375 ºF and grease muffin tin with canola or olive oil. Add the egg, syrup, vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon to the oatmeal mixture and mix well. Scoop ¼ cup of the oatmeal mixture into each muffin cup. Place a few berries on top of each oatmeal cake and bake the oatmeal cakes for 30 minutes. Remove the muffin tin and let the oatmeal cakes cool for 10-15 minutes before removing them from the muffin tin and enjoying a healthy snack!
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories: 104 kcal, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 18 mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 29 mg