As a parent, I find one of the hardest things for me to do in the morning is get everyone out the door with a belly full of healthy food. More often then not, parents confide to me that they don't even try anymore because their kids aren't big "breakfast people". I understand and sympathize because Kenya could easily do without breakfast most mornings and be fine....until 10 am, when the "crash" comes and he's not only grumpy, but low on energy. I've really made it a point to try and get Kenya excited about his first meal of the day and have him hopefully understand how important eating in the morning is -- not only for his body, but also his mood.
Coming up with tempting recipes that will make my kids' (and husband's) eyes light up early in the morning is a great way to make sure they'll eat and get plenty of nutrition in every bite. These easy to prepare Oaty Muffins are made with whole wheat flour, oats, and eggs for some much needed protein. The honey provides a sweet taste that will hopefully add to that morning boost and help you avoid a 10am crash. Good for bellies and for moods!
Oaty Muffins (Makes 12 Regular Size Muffins)
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup honey
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 2 large eggs, whisked
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the first 7 ingredients in a bowl to combine.
3. Whisk the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until combined.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
5. Fill 12 muffin cups (that have been greased or lined with paper cups) 3/4 full.
6. Bake 20-22 minutes for regular size muffins (or 16-18 minutes for mini muffins) or until a toothpick comes out clean.