Valentine’s day is coming up. So naturally, I busted out my heart shaped muffin pans, and made these delicious – ness’.
Oatmeal muffins. Sweetened with just bananas and strawberries. I found this recipe on greenlitebites, except she doesn’t add strawberries and instead uses chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are obviously so good, but strawberries are too! These muffins are so easy and quick to make and the best part is, they are super healthy, really tasty and a great snack or grab n’ go breakfast for toddlers and kids.
Yields: 12 muffins
3 cups of rolled oats. (Trader Joe’s has a wonderful gluten-free kind if you want to make it 100% gluten-free)
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup of chopped frozen strawberries
3 RIPE mashed bananas
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
Optional: Heart shaped silicone muffin mold
I love these molds so much more than the old fashioned muffin tins.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mash the bananas with the rolled oats. Add and mix in all the rest of the ingredients, leaving the strawberries for last. Scoop into your muffin mold about 2/3 full and bake for 25 minutes.
I didn’t need to grease the mold at all. Since it’s silicone, I find they just pop out really nicely once cooled. See?
This is my favorite way to eat oatmeal right now. It is so light and moist with just enough natural sweetness. I’ve made these with blueberries, raisins, carob chips, coconut you name it. It can be done.
But this Valentine’s, will be a strawberry kind of Valentine’s.
Next up, strawberry popcorn! Can you tell I’m so excited that Els finally likes strawberries now?