Healthy oatmeal muffins quickly whisked together and baked in less than 30 minutes! A breakfast muffin that is the perfect balance of whole grains and convenience! It is like eating a sweetened bowl of heart-healthy oats straight out of a muffin pan!
There are moments in time where words can not project what you are trying to explain. It might be that you are devouring the most savory baked good with a glorious cup of coffee and can not find the words to identify the texture, flavor and the experience that is happening all in one given moment. That is what is happening now.
I am sitting at a local coffee shop trying to type this post and I have a loss of words. A giant blank screen in my head and in front of me with nothing to say. Nothing to type. I hate when that happens because these healthy oatmeal muffins should have so many words that I am spewing out of my mouth like a fire truck hose shooting water.
The couple at a table next to me explain this best. (Yes, I am ease dropping because my mind has been all over the place lately.) The woman is chatting on the phone saying “Can we discuss this another time, please. I am trying to eat my muffin.” Muffins are just so darn good words just can’t tamper with that moment you are sitting down enjoying your baked good! They are moist, fluffy, sweet, comforting and let’s not forget that with each bite a plethora of savory spices hit your taste buds usually all at once!
What tickles your fancy? Blueberry muffins, orange cranberry muffins, banana muffins, or chocolate chip muffins? I like them all but never buy store bought muffins because have you looked at the servings of one small muffin!!!??? At a bakery one muffin is about 2-4 servings and usually has a full days worth of fat and enough calories to take over lunch hour.
So I offer you as many healthy muffins as you want on this blog because our family is muffin obsessed and I strive to keep them less than 200 calories each.
We do not buy or eat cereal very often. Our mornings usually start with the boys wanting to watch a cartoon and eat breakfast at the same time. The words I usually hear are, “Mom, can you please make oatmeal?” Well gosh darn I am kinda sick of oatmeal… sorry kiddos. Lets spice things up a bit (literally) and add some spices to oats, egg, flax meal, chia seeds all the other healthy ingredients to turn a typical oatmeal bowl into muffins. Oatmeal has a new twist friends!
Right as I was shooting photos of these gloriously fluffy muffins, our sitter came to watch the boys so I could head out for a minute of sanity and tackle emails. She waked in and raved how delicious the house smelled. Reality is I have been baking these healthy oat muffins for days – this being my third or fourth batch. I did not even make them that day, just reheated them which takes them to a whole other level! You have gotta heat these baby’s up before you eat them. So much better. SOOOOO very much better! She tried them and loved them. So go on… try them… I promise you will enjoy them, and we are almost at the recipe:-)
First off, how are these gluten free oatmeal muffins even healthy?
The components of these healthy oatmeal muffins are beneficial to the body in that:
- Flax Meal: Packed with fiber to aid in digestion and keep you full longer. Make sure to drink plenty of water!
- Coconut Oi: High in saturated fat, but a healthy fat that helps to pump up the metabolism.
- Gluten Free Flour: No gluten! If you have Celiac disease or other wheat allergies, gluten free flour is perfect and does not cause stomach bloating in most cases.
- Oats: Getting gluten free oats is perfect to use in recipes if you suffer from Celiac disease. Oats are fiber rich, aid in flushing cholesterol from the body and are high in iron.
- Spices: Cinnamon & ginger are anti inflammatory. Have properties that help decrease arthritis inflammation and swelling of the body.
- Chia Seeds: packed with heart healthy Omega fats and fiber which keeps you fuller longer.
All that being said, it is incredibly easy to make homemade muffins with far less calories and tons of nutritional value right in your own home! Can I please come over and play in your kitchen to bake these with you? If you have a food allergy these easy oatmeal muffins are gluten free, healthy, dairy-free, nut-free and cater to most of the allergies that linger into schools. I pack these in my 5-year old’s back pack for snack time because his classmate can not have nuts or gluten. This way he feels confident to share with others.
Add nuts if you want more crunch, raisins or chocolate chips! About 1/2 a cup is a perfect ratio. Happy breakfasting, friends, if breakfasting is even a word! xo
Healthy Oatmeal Chia Seed Muffins
- 1 cup gluten-free flour
- 1 cup gluten-free quick cook oats
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ cup almond milk
- 3 Tablespoons flax seed meal
- ½ cup honey or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin pan by lining with muffin cups and spraying with cooking spray or use a silicone baking pan and spray gently with cooking spray.
- In a small microwaveable bowl heat the coconut oil for 30 seconds or until melted in the microwave.
- In a small bowl whisk quickly together the egg, honey (or maple syrup), vanilla, and melted coconut oil. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl mix together the gluten free flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add the flax meal and chia seeds and start to mix. Add the add almond milk and mix until well combined.
- Distribute evenly into 12 muffin tins. Bake at 350 for about 20-22 minutes or until the tops are slightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 9 g||14 %|
|Saturated Fat 5 g||27 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 37 mg||12 %|
|Sodium 188 mg||8 %|
|Potassium 103 mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 33 g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4 g||16 %|
|Sugars 7 g|
|Protein 4 g||8 %|
|Vitamin A||2 %|
|Vitamin C||0 %|