Wholesome Oatmeal Spice Muffins are perfectly spiced with crunchy tops and pillowy centers, making them a delicious breakfast on-the-go or anytime snack!
I realize that there have been an overabundance of muffins shared on the blog over the past couple of weeks — first decadent Double Chocolate Muffins and then Savory Cheesy Zucchini Muffins — but bear with me here…these Oatmeal Spice Muffins are worth it! I wanted to make something yummy and easy for my boys’ first week of school last week, and this recipe hit it out of the park!
First off, they’re not overly sweet. They’re loaded with protein- and fiber-rich oats that are first soaked in buttermilk (which lends the final muffins an almost creamy texture inside), and they’re perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Let me just warn you that your kitchen will smell goooood while these babies are baking!
Normally I would have boosted the nutrition of these muffins even more by making them with my beloved whole wheat pastry flour and tub o’ coconut oil in place of the all-purpose flour and melted butter. However, seeing as how we’re still living in limbo at my mom’s house while renovations on our next house get finished up, I don’t currently have a pantry full of my usual ingredients at my disposal. So bake the recipe as written or swap out a few ingredients to make the muffins even more wholesome…I promise they will be promptly devoured either way!
Another nice thing about these Oatmeal Spice Muffins is that you can jazz them up if you so desire. While preparing the simple batter, feel free to stir in a cup of your favorite chopped nuts, raisins, or (if you’re feeling naughty) chocolate chips. You can also sprinkle the top with a shower of cinnamon sugar. Or leave them perfectly plain like I did here today. Nope…you really can’t go wrong with these unassuming little muffins.
So whether you need a quick, easy, on-the-go breakfast for busy school mornings (or teacher treats!), OR a relatively wholesome snack to boost energy throughout the day or welcome the kids home from school, a batch of these muffins will fit the bill. And if you don’t have kids and could care less about back-to-school? Well, these muffins are for you, too. OATMEAL SPICE MUFFINS FOR ALL!!!
Adapted from Food.com
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