Healthy Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin 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!

Mini Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

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

*mini muffin pan (if you don’t have one, you can buy one here.)

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line your mini muffin pan 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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Movie Night Snack: Baked Cauliflower ‘Popcorn’

I originally saw this recipe from Delighted Momma. She had me at ‘tastes like French Fries.’ I called Mark immediately and told him to bring home some cauliflower on the way home. Urgent.

And WOW. I have to say, this is my new favorite dish to make. It is super easy. Super healthy. And super delicious. I tend to always ‘healthify’ all my recipes, so even though the original is pretty healthy, i ‘healthified’ it a little more by cutting the oil and salt in half and changed it up a bit.

Here’s what I did:

Ingredients:
1 Head of Cauliflower
1 Tablespoon and a 1/2 of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt (i only used a pinch since I would be dipping it in ketchup)
1 teaspoon of red hot chili flakes ( you may omit this if you don’t want spicy)
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Prep:

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wash and Chop cauliflower into small pieces.
3. Mix in the Olive oil, salt, chili flakes and pepper.

4. Lay on a greased baking sheet evenly.
5. Put in oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Stir it around 3 times. It should get really brown and crispy.

Once it’s done, serve right away with a side of ketchup and hot sauce! If you do not like ketchup, plain is good too. Another option would be a side of marinara sauce.

Mark and I, ate these instead of popcorn for our movie night and thought it tasted better than popcorn. Or it at least was a very nice, enjoyable change. And bonus: Els devoured them too!