Another muffin variation? Wowzer. Yes, it is true, here is my latest healthy oatmeal muffin creation. This time I tried freshly grated Ginger, diced Pear and a light sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes on top! Delicious.
Before we get into the recipe. Let’s recap the muffin variations I have shared so far:
- Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins
- Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Muffins
- Pomegranate Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Muffins
Each one is so tasty. I enjoy mixing it up. I prep a batch of these muffins every Sunday and it is a perfect breakfast for the week!
As we enter the warmer months, I plan to continue creating variations of this muffin to incorporate different fruits. I think Strawberry Lemon or Raspberry Lime would be delightful.
A note about the unsweetened coconut flakes. They are totally optional, but for this muffin it was a nice addition. I only tried it on a couple of them to compare it to the traditional topping of sugar in the raw. Both are tasty.
Here is how to make them yourself…
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated Ginger
- 8 oz of whole milk
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup applesauce (4oz individual cup)
- ½ cup of almonds* (can be substituted for another type of nut or skipped based on preference)
- ½ cup of walnuts* (can be substituted for a different kind of nut or omitted based on preference)
- 1 cup of diced Pears (2 small pears)
- 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds (optional)
- 3-4 teaspoons of unsweetened coconut flakes OR sugar in the raw for the top sprinkle
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spray a 12-count muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set large baking cups. I like to do both to ensure there will be no sticking.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, grated ginger, whole milk, eggs, and applesauce.
- Mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Add in flax, and chia seeds and mix.
- Add in diced pears
- Add in nuts and gently toss until distributed evenly throughout the batter.
- Divide batter amongst all 12 muffin cups.
- Add a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they have set though and are golden brown on top.
- Cool and enjoy!
You can even watch my 30 second Reel on Instagram demonstrating how easy these muffins are to make!
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