I am sick to death of eating oatmeal. I have been on a health kick since the beginning of the year and, apparently, the only healthy thing to eat for breakfast is oatmeal which I never really liked to begin with. I really needed to find something to eat in the morning that I wouldn’t regret later and that was quick and easy, since I have the two little ones to feed and entertain first thing. I also wanted to make something that would do double duty for Rory who is now 10 months old and eating anything she can mash between her gums, using her two little front teeth on the bottom to do as much damage as they can.
These yummy little baked oatmeal muffins fit the bill, and even though they are basically oatmeal, they feel almost like a treat. Rory loved them, too. They are perfect for anyone doing baby led weaning and for toddlers, as well.
Weekends are the hardest time for me to eat healthily because everyone is home from work and the week day schedule is completely thrown off, so I’m glad I made these on a Friday morning. I’ll have enough to get me through breakfast for the weekend, and it’s always easier to keep on track throughout the day when you start it off right.
These are not very sweet – the maple syrup just cut the tartness of our blackberries – so if you want them to be a little bit sweet, I’d add another tablespoon of the maple syrup. You can also use honey if you prefer. I will definitely make them again with raspberries and strawberries, and I think they would be awesome with pitted fresh cherries! Really, any fruit you have on hand would work. Plums…pears…blueberries…
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