Oatmeal Pumpkin Mini Muffins

Pumpkin season is the best season. Because I can make pumpkin biscuits like these and mini pumpkin muffins like these.

Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

What a perfect little healthy bite-sized muffin for tots and kids.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Instead of butter or oil, I opted to use unsweetened applesauce.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Whole wheat flour. And old fashioned rolled oats.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

And almond milk with brown sugar.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Can’t forget the pumpkin, and I also added some unsweetened coconut flakes for added taste and texture.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Overall, it came out quite moist and tasty! Just a tad sweet, which is perfect for me. These are a great grab n’ go snack and a nice little lunchbox treat for my little one. Let me know how yours turn out! Tag me @bebeandbear on Insta with your pics!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Whole wheat flour
1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup of organic pumpkin
1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce (but if you want it more moist, you can use 1/3 cup of canola or coconut oil) *I chose to just use applesauce
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1 large egg
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla extract
dash of salt

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line your mini muffin pans with liners.
Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt)  together in one bowl. And the wet ingredients (pumpkin, applesauce, almond milk, brown sugar, vanilla, egg)  together in another bowl.

Pour the wet ingredients with the dry and stir until combined. Scoop into muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Then let cool and enjoy!

Recipe altered and adapted from: Kateinthekitchen.com

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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Valentine’s day is coming up. So naturally, I busted out my heart shaped muffin pans, and made these delicious – ness’.

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal muffins. No sugar. Just sweetened with bananas.

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.

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal muffins. No sugar. Just sweetened with bananas.

I used:

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
2 eggs
1/3 cup of chopped frozen strawberries
3 RIPE mashed bananas
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal muffins. No sugar. Just sweetened with bananas.

I bought the silicone heart shaped muffin mold from Michael’s. It’s 10 dollars but with a Michael’s 40% off online coupon, it’s a steal. And I love these molds so much more than the old fashioned muffin tins.

Directions: 

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. This recipe makes 12 muffins.

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?

Strawberry banana oatmeal muffins. No sugar. Just sweetened with bananas.

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.

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal muffins. No sugar. Just sweetened with bananas.

But this Valentine’s, will be a strawberry kind of Valentine’s.

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal muffins. No sugar. Just sweetened with bananas.

Next up, strawberry popcorn! Can you tell I’m so excited that Els finally likes strawberries now?

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