Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Pinned It, I Tried It - Oatmeal Muffins

I'm linking up with Jen over at And Hattie Makes Three for the first I Pinned It, I Tried It Linky Party!  Woo-hoo!  Thanks for hosting, Jen!!
I don't normally post anything food related or recipes on this blog since I have a blog specifically dedicated to that, but aren't rules meant to be broken???  :) 
(Check out my food blog here.)
This week I decided to try out these baked oatmeal cups.  They were recommended to me by a friend - her family loves them.
Here is the recipe:
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups applesauce, unsweetened
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
1/8 cup chai seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Optional toppings: blueberries, raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and honey together in a bowl.
Add in oats, chai seeds (if using), cinnamon, baking powder, salt and mix well with wet ingredients.
Finally pour in milk and combine.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Divide mixture evenly into muffin tin cups. I used a 1/4 measuring cup, measure just a tad under 1/4 cup to make 12 servings.
Add the toppings.
Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.
When I first mixed up the batter, it looked verrrry runny:

But, I continued on.  I sprinkled the first six with miniature chocolate chips and then I added a bunch of blueberries to the batter and mixed them in.  The recipe says to put them on top, but I prefer to have my toppings mixed throughout the muffin.
I actually ended up with 15 muffins and they had to bake for about 40-45 minutes, they were no where near done at the 30 minute mark.
Overall, I would say these were a success, but can definitely be improved upon.  Next time I make them I will definitely tweak the recipe.  But, they are a good, healthy snack for myself and my family!

Check out my Pin There, Done That board on Pinterest to see other pins I've tried.

~ Sara :)


  1. I definitely need to try these! Hubs makes oatmeal every morning and these would be so simple for him to grab and go to work! Thanks so much for joining the inaugural link up! Here is to many more fun adventures!

    1. They are pretty tasty and you could add any kind of fruit/nut to them! I would drop back the milk to only 1 cup though. That's one of the alterations I plan on making when I make them again :) And, thank YOU for hosting!!

  2. This looks so yummy, Sara! I love the name of your Pinterest board, too!

    1. Thanks, Marie! I should have brought you some today!