Thursday, February 2, 2017

One Bowl Oatmeal Fruit Muffins #BrunchwithFiona's

"These no fat blueberry oatmeal muffins are bursting with fruit, fiber and protein. Feel good about sending your kid out the door with one of these!"


Almost every day someone in our house is eating a bowl of oatmeal, which kind of makes us experts on oatmeal, does it not? I know for sure that I'll never let Manservant prepare my bowl as it always turns out so hard I could cut it with a knife. He, on the other hand, will always let me make him a bowl. We also love to eat oats in the form of granola, and I know you know about my addicting crack granola that right now is hiding in the depths of the pantry, so we don't devour it immediately.

All that being said, I felt quite qualified attending a brunch sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market at Fiona's Natural Foods. I felt like a kid on a field trip as I walked into their massive freezer, which I think is as big as our house. Then it was on to the room with the oven  I could easily stand in. It's always fun seeing how food gets to our plate. Bet you didn't know that Fiona is from Boulder and started selling granola there. Well, now it's owned by Jarrett Eggers who has expanded and added some great new products that soon will be nationwide.



Fiona's products which include trail mixes, granola and oatmeal are all gluten free, non GMO, diary free, soy free and vegan. Wish I could say they were calorie free, too! A nice thing about all of Fiona's granola is that they are fairly high in protein. Pea protein, to be exact. 9g per serving which is pretty high for most granolas on the market. Slow roasting and hand tossing keeps this granola crunchy and full of toasted flavor. Fiona's also contributes to Feed My Starving Children and has contributed 90,000 meals thus far. I mean how cool is that?


 Sprouts and Fiona's also made sure we were well fed before we hit the road. The granola parfait bar and mimosa's were enough to put me in a good mood all day. The products they sent us home with were a good start to making this happen. Look for them or order online...Fiona's is well worth checking out. Thanks Sprouts Farmers Market and Fiona's Natural Foods for taking such good care of us. Sure beats eating Manservant's oatmeal any day!

There are loads of recipes on Fiona's site but I felt creative enough to throw together some oatmeal muffins. Manservant pulled an all nighter-yes they still do that at age 60- and when I woke up the next morning there were 4 gone. Guess he liked them. Truth is these are pretty good for you. With only about 160 c a muffin, they also contain 2.5 g of fiber and 4 g of protein. Not bad for a snack. I'm not telling you these are the cakey blueberry muffin of your dreams, but with no added fat, these are something you could feel good about sending your kid out the door with.



yield: 12 muffinsprint recipe

One Bowl Oatmeal Fruit Muffins

These no fat oatmeal muffins are bursting with fruit, fiber and protein.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 35 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 c brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 3/4 c oats (I used Fiona's cherry oatmeal)
  • 1/2 c cranberry or apple butter
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 c Sprouts freeze dried bananas
  • 1/3 c sliced almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray or line tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl beat eggs, yogurt, banana, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, oats and cranberry butter until somewhat smoothish.
  3. Add flour, blueberries, freeze dried bananas, and almonds to bowl. Mix gently.
  4. Spoon batter into the 12 cups. These do not rise to much, so don't worry about making the cups too full.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the muffins turn golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool and then devour.
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A Few More to Try:

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal       Almost Crack Granola              Crunchy Coconut Oil Granola

         

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14 comments:

  1. Fat free and loaded with fruits...I am very sure I would love these awesome muffins for my breakfast!

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  2. Delicious and healthy, a perfect combination!

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  3. I'd take one (no, make that two) of these over Bill's gloppy oatmeal any day! Love that they provide a boost of protein and fiber. They look delicious!!

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  4. I'd pull an all-nighter too if these muffins were my reward! These look great -- love oatmeal, and it's so good in muffins. Thanks!

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  5. I would be thrilled to have one of these (or two) for breakfast. I make my oatmeal much too stiff - so they might as well be muffins. Beautiful muffins and the granola sounds wonderful.

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  6. Mmmm,mmm! Pass them this way, they have to be delicious. Oatmeal rules!

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  7. They look so good, Abbe! I've been craving breakfast muffins.

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  8. Beautiful muffins and I love supporting our local companies. I'll add some of Fiona's products to my cart the next time I am at Sprouts.

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  9. These look fabulous ~ they might even pry me away from my beloved bran muffins!

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  10. HI Abbe, I'm am always looking for recipes like this, perfect way to start your morning or a quick snack. Never heard of pea protein before but atlas there are so many ingredients that I am still finding out about, great post.

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  11. I love the idea of mess-free one bowl muffins. Oatmeal and fruits are a great combo. These delicious muffins are a perfect way to start any morning.

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  12. Giving your children a snack that you know has healthy ingredients in it does give you a nice feeling. Since they are easy to make in one bowl sounds like they are a snack that will be prepared at your house often. :)

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  13. Abbe, these muffins look great, especially for breakfast...I love all the oats and fruits in it...
    I hope you are having a fantastic week :)

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