If I had it my way I would eat a cake for breakfast every day. But, I hate the crash and burn at 10 am. Plus, I know deep down that all that sugar isn’t good for me. That’s why I’m SO excited to share with you these maple oat muffins.
These muffins are naturally sweetened with maple and full of fiber from the whole grains. They will keep you full and give you a burst of energy for the day ahead! If you are looking for more wholesome breakfast inspiration check out:
Ingredients for maple oat muffins
Listen up, if you are sick of a bowl of sloppy oatmeal- make these! The texture is so much better!
- Real maple syrup– gooey maple syrup is what makes these muffins sweet and irresistible.
- Old fashion oatmeal- hearty whole grains packed into every bite!
- Cinnamon- because cinnamon is good in everything.
- Oat flour & quinoa flour- blended gluten-free flours build the base for your breakfast dreams to come true.
- Walnuts- totally optional but recommended.
- Coconut oil– keeps those muff’s soft and yummy!
- Orange juice- adds a burst of citrus flavor.
- Applesauce- split the amount of oil needed in half with applesauce for a moist, healthier muffin.
Are maple oat muffins healthy?
The relationship you have with food is what’s most important! But, maple oat muffins are full of nutritious ingredients. They’re loaded with whole grains, fiber, protein, and naturally sweetened. Plus they’re lower in sugar and oil than regular muffins! And while I love a good cherry cream danish for breakfast, I’ll admit these do leave you feeling light and ready for the day. They’ll leave your belly feeling happy and nourished. Plus they taste pretty dang good too so, that always helps 😉
Optional add-in’s for muffins
Just like a big bowl of oatmeal, these get better with more toppings. Feel free to toss in your favorites but here are some suggestions!
- Nuts- Whether it be pecans, walnuts, or almonds add some nuts for an extra crunch!
- Berries- They have got to be one of my favorite additions to muffins. Toss in some blueberries, strawberries, blackberries etc.
- Dates- Fold in some dates for extra iron, fiber, and a touch of sweetness.
- Nut butter- Drizzle your muffins with your favorite nut butter to boost up the protein. Plus, everything is better with nut butter, obviously.
- Maca powder- Maca is a superfood known for its energy-boosting effects. It’s full of vitamin c, copper, iron, potassium, calcium, and B6!
- Jam- Take your muffin game to the next level by swirling in a few spoonfuls of cherry chia jam or your favorite fruity jam.
Let’s get bakin and eat some muffin’s for breakfast!Print
Wholesome maple muffins bursting with nutrition and perfect for a breakfast on the go! This recipe makes 8 muffins, one for now…and one for breakfast the rest of the week.
- 1 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1 cup quinoa flour
- 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp apple pie spice*
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine oat flour, quinoa flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, apple pie spice, and coconut sugar. Whisk ingredients together.
- In a medium bowl combine orange juice, apple sauce, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
- Combine the orange juice mixture with the flour mixture and toss in pumpkin seeds.
- Line a cupcake pan or grease well and portion out the batter into 8 muffins.
- Top with addition pumpkin seeds and oatmeal if desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
* You may substitute apple pie spice for ground cinnamon.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 230
- Carbohydrates: 50
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 5
Keywords: maple, oatmeal, muffins, healthy, breakfast, gluten free, naturally sweetened, quinoa