Easy recipes for National Oatmeal Muffin Day
by Shelley Langenhorst
Did you know that today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day? Let’s pay tribute to this versatile and favorite breakfast grain with three delicious ways to prepare and enjoy.
Classic hot oats
Hot oatmeal is how most of us are used to eating our oats. In chillier winter months, a warm bowl of oatmeal is sure to make us feel toasty and full. Don’t get bored with plain oats; hit the internet for a million and one different spins on this classic breakfast.
For basic oatmeal: stir together ½ cup oats and ¾ cup of milk and cook on the stovetop until desired consistency is reached. Top the oats with ground flaxseed and blueberries for a hearty breakfast filled with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy Omega-3 fats.
Did you know there’s no need to heat your oats before you eat them? Overnight oats are a wonderful way to have a balanced breakfast on the go. Simply take two minutes to prep the ingredients the night before and all you need in the morning is a spoon and your appetite.
The basic recipe for overnight oats is to mix ½ cup oats, 1 cup milk, a dash of cinnamon, and a drop of vanilla extract in a container. Then let them sit overnight in the refrigerator to thicken up. From there, you can get creative with mix-ins like these:
- sliced almonds
- peanut butter
- sliced banana
We wouldn’t be doing National Oatmeal Muffin Day justice without mentioning a few muffin recipes. Check out these Oatmeal Muffins for a breakfast or snack that is low in fat and free of eggs, dairy, and gluten (if you use gluten-free certified oats).
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