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!
Kickstart your day with these healthy chia seed oatmeal muffins! They are gluten-free, fluffy and packed with superfoods that will impress the whole family!
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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. Most mornings my boys usually like to watch a cartoon and eat breakfast at the same time, most commonly with a bowl of oatmeal. "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 just got a new twist friends!
How are these gluten free oatmeal muffins healthy?
These muffins are exploding with nutritional value thanks to all the high-fiber ingredients.
- Flax Meal: Packed with fiber to aid in digestion and keep you full longer. Make sure to drink plenty of water!
- Coconut Oil: 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: Using gluten free oats (make sure they are certified gluten-free) in baked goods is a perfect way to get whole grains in your diet 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.
What can I add to these healthy oatmeal muffins?
- Add nuts if you want more crunch
- Raisins or your favorite dried fruit chopped finely
- Chocolate chips
Use and add about ½ a cup of any of the above is a perfect ratio.
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:-)
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 ground flax seed meal
- ½ cup maple syrup honey
- ½ teaspoon pink 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.