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Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

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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.

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.

Yield: 12 muffins

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

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.

Need a tasty way to remake leftover oatmeal? These oatmeal muffins are so tasty and easy to make, you'll find yourself making extra oatmeal on purpose.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup leftover oatmeal
  • 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
  • Add-ins of your choice - berries, dried fruit, nuts, mini chocolate chips, etc.

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, mix the ingredients in the order given.

Oil a muffin tin or line it with muffin liners. Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin tins.

Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

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.

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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.

Many times we look at leftovers 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!

What are some of your favorite “upcycled” foods?

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