I’ve kind of been on an oatmeal kick lately. It all started with the overnight slow cooker oatmeal, and it’s kind of gotten out of control. I put it in anything that has flour (just grind up the oats and replace some of the flour). I eat it for breakfast, which I never used to do. Simply put, I’m in love.
I stumbled across this recipe in the newest Penzy’s Spice catalog. They always have delicious recipes to try. I modified it slightly, and they are so tasty. A little sweet, but it’s not like eating cake for breakfast.
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Soak the oatmeal for 10 minutes.
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Combine the wet ingredients.
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Add the oatmeal.
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Add the dry ingredients (did you notice the chocolate chips?).
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Spoon into a muffin tin and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (or your fave strudel topping).
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Bake for 20 minutes.
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They are best straight out of the oven, or warmed up for 15 seconds in the microwave.
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Cinnamon-Topped Oatmeal Muffins
1 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup coconut oil (butter, canola or vegetable oil will work too)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (omit if you are using salted butter)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-2 handfulls of chocolate chips
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
Preheat oven to 400º. Combine the oats and buttermilk in a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Add the oat mixture and stir to blend. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and mix well. Spoon the batter into a well greased muffin tin (or use muffin liners, I like these Silicone Liners the best), filling about2/3 full. Sprinkle each muffin pan, filling about 2/3 full. Sprinkle each muffin generously with cinnamon sugar (this will make a crusty layer on top). Lightly pat down the cinnamon sugar to keep it from falling off the muffins. Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes Let cool about 5 minutes, then carefully remove the muffins by grabbing each one with a tongs of a fork and lifting them out. Don’t turn the pan over or the cinnamon sugar will fall off. Let cool.
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