Monday, January 7, 2013

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins {Muffin Monday}

Welcome to the first Muffin Monday of 2013! Hard to believe, but this will be the third year (yes, the third year!) we've shared this weekly series here on the blog. Thanks for making it so much fun, for letting us know when we make a typo (it happens!), and for all the encouraging words -- we genuinely appreciate each and every comment. :)  AnnaLynn and I are excited about all the wonderful recipe possibilities ahead of us and hope you'll plan to join us as we bake our way through another year. :)

So what do you do with your leftover oatmeal? You might have some if you tried our Easy Peasy Overnight *Instant* Oatmeal last week (and if you didn't try it, you should!). Ever since we came upon this recipe, we use our leftover oatmeal to bake muffins. These are so easy and delicious, you've got to try them!



Leftover Oatmeal Muffins
makes 12 muffins

1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c. Rapadura sugar (can use brown sugar)
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1.5 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped and toasted walnuts or pecans
2 eggs
1/2 c. melted butter or coconut oil
1/2 c. real maple syrup
1 c. leftover oatmeal
1.5 t. real vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F and line muffin tin with paper baking cups.

Measure flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nuts into a large mixing bowl; stir with a whisk to combine. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs then slowly whisk in melted butter (or coconut oil), maple syrup, vanilla, and leftover oatmeal. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients being careful not to over mix!

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake until golden -- ours took about 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. Allow to cool for a minute or two in the pan before removing muffins to finish cooling on a wire rack. We recommend you try one while they're still warm (with butter, of course), although they're still delicious even at room temperature. What a great way to use up that leftover oatmeal!



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Bon appetit!

~Lisa

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13 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to find a good recipe to use leftover oatmeal in!

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  2. These look delicious! Here in the cottage, oatmeal doesn't last :D mb

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    1. Ah, I wish I could say the same, but I do make bigger batches sometimes than we need... Blessings to you, Maria!

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  3. What a wonderful way to use up leftover oatmeal. It must make the muffins lovely and moist. They certainly look delicious!

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    1. Thank you, April! I know it sounds like an odd addition to muffins, but the oatmeal really does make these muffins quite good. Blessings to you!

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  4. I just made these with some leftover apple pie oatmeal. The kids love them! Thanks so much! My Homemaking Party is open and I'd love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  5. Tried these this morning! Delicious!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! :)

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up. You're featured tonight at my Homemaking Party! There's a featured button on my sidebar if you're interested.

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  7. This I like! We have always given our leftover oatmeal to the kitchens but I would rather use it up ourselves :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, JES. :) And welcome to Dole Valley!

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