I don’t know about in your family but in mine I can never get the servings right when I make oatmeal by the pan. Six people should eat six servings, right? Especially when I add chopped apples, maple syrup and cinnamon. And yet, time after time I find myself with oatmeal left over. Fortunately, I have a solution for leftover oatmeal, leftover-oatmeal muffins.
Y’all these muffins are so good that I sometimes intentionally make too much oatmeal, just so we can have them. And no one complains.
I’ll give a more exact recipe below but for the most part for every cup of leftover oatmeal, you use 1 egg, 1 tbsp butter, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup sweetener (sugar, honey, maple syrup), 2 tbsp baking powder, 1-1.5 cups flour, and some add ins.
The flour amount varies by how watery your leftover oatmeal was to begin with, also by how thick you like your muffin batter. For this recipe, I like the final batter to be a little on the thick side so I add the flour last and keep mixing until I like the consistency. This is such a forgiving recipe so feel free to play around with it.
For add ins you could add chopped apples, bananas, raisins, dehydrated cranberries, berries, chocolate chips, anything you desire in a muffin would be good. These muffins have a very mild flavor and most of the time we don’t add anything to the mix and instead top with homemade jam or jelly.
How to make Leftover Oatmeal Muffins
Many times we look at leftover and think we either need to eat them as leftovers or they can go to the chickens. But many leftovers can be used to make something completely new! This isn’t true for just food either. At Rootsy we’re spending the whole month of April teaching how to upcycle clothes, soap bits, food, pallets and so much more. We’d love for you to join us.
What are some of your favorite “upcycled” foods?