Strawberry honey oat muffins

Adrienne Conza, Staff Writer

Who doesn’t want to start their day off with a delicious, fluffy muffin?  Yet so many muffins available nowadays are chock full of unnecessary sugar, fat, and preservatives.  Rather than chowing down on a cloyingly sweet breakfast muffin that will spike your blood sugar and cause cravings all day, try baking a batch of these strawberry honey oat muffins.  With no added sugar or butter (honey and olive oil are used instead), protein packed oats, and delicious strawberries, eating one of these muffins for breakfast will give you the boost you need to get through classes until snack time.  Plus, these muffins are gluten free!

        To bake these muffins you will need:

  •         3/4 cup buckwheat flour (if you’re not gluten free or don’t have buckwheat flour, you can use whole wheat flour or regular all-purpose flour)
  •         1/2 cup (gluten free) rolled oats
  •         1 tsp baking powder
  •         1/4 tsp salt
  •         2 eggs
  •         1/4 cup olive oil
  •         1/3 cup honey
  •         1/2 tsp vanilla
  •         2 tbsp coconut milk (if you don’t have coconut milk you can use regular milk)
  •         1 cup chopped strawberries (plus a couple of extra whole ones for garnish)

 

Cooking time!

  1.      Preheat the oven to 350° and line a muffin tin with papers
  2.      In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt
  3.      In a medium bowl whisk eggs, oil, honey, vanilla and milk until combined
  4.      Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined
  5.      Carefully fold in the strawberries
  6.      Pour the batter into the muffin papers, about ¾ full
  7.      Slice whole strawberries into thin slices, about 1 millimeter thick*
  8.      Gently place a thin slice of strawberry in the middle of each muffin for garnish*
  9.      Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  10.  Remove muffins from tin and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes

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*steps 7+8 are optional, they just make the muffins a little fancier looking

 

These muffins are delicious with a scoop of plain yogurt, a spoon of peanut butter, or just plain!  You can also freeze some for busy times when you can’t bake a fresh batch.  Just reheat the frozen muffins in the microwave or toaster oven for a couple of minutes.

*Recipe modified from befitfoods via instagram

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