Cranberry Peach Baked Oatmeal Muffins
It’s been an incredible summer, but alas brisk air has already began blowing. What is a girl to do, besides start getting down with all her favorite fall treats! Oatmeal has long been a morning staple in my life, the warmth and fullness sticks to your bones. It’s my go to healthy breakfast most days, because it’s easy and keeps me full for hours. How can you not love oatmeal honestly, it’s pretty much a blank canvas for flavors and jam packed with health benefits.
- It’s an energy booster…Good source of protein and fiber, which helps with energy
- Aids in weight loss…Oats are full of soluble fiber, which remains in the stomach and leave you feeling fuller for a longer time
- Helps keep a healthy heart… Oatmeal consists of calcium and potassium, both of which help reduce blood pressure
- Reduces risk of diabetes… High in fiber and complex carbs helps slow down the conversion of simple sugars. Reduces cravings and maintains proper use of glucose and insulin in the body
- Full of vitamins and antioxidants… Helps with mental alertness, skin health, glowing nails and hair
I mean, you can’t fight facts! I’m a sucker for a proper food education, learning as much as I can about the things I put in my body. I love knowing that something delicious is also helping my body be at it’s best!
Now back to these INCREDIBLE baked oatmeal muffins. They are dense, full of flavor, and the perfect nutrient packed breakfast to start the day off right. The sweetness of the peaches paired with the tart tang of “craisins” is tantalizing.
A few weeks ago, my friends and I took our kids to this cute little farm to pick sunflowers. On our walk over, there were miles of peach trees. They were gorgeous and ripe and I literally wanted to build myself a nest in peach heaven for the rest of my life. Since then, peach recipes have been flooding my brain.
These baked oatmeal muffins are thick, gooey, and completely free of refined sugars, which is pretty awesome. These pretty babies also stand as a genius meal prep hack. You can cook up a batch of muffins and they can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks!
These muffins will stay dense but gooey on the inside, they are not supposed to have the airy “cupcake-ness” but more so the consistency of a pan of baked oatmeal. If you’ve never tried it. you’re missing out!
I’m drooling my friends, and also heating one up for breakfast as I type! A couple things to keep in mind when making these delicious treats, the mix will be super thick but don’t worry about that. It’s the pumpkin base and oatmeal mix, it reminded me a lot of making oatmeal scotchies with my Dad as a kid! Also, the maple syrup for sweetener is not 100% necessary but it does add a sweetness to the muffins.
Give these delicious morsels of flavor a try and let it be a game changer for your breakfast routine! Let me know what you think!
What is your favorite breakfast meal prep hack? Share away in the comments my loves!