Confession… I don’t love oatmeal.
Perhaps it’s the overdone trend of overnight oats, perhaps it’s the fact I don’t opt for instant oatmeal, and perhaps it’s just once you’ve had it a million times it can get boring. Sorry.
However, baked oatmeal or oatmeal muffins, now that’s a different tune.
My favourite way to have a bowl of oats is with brown sugar. Yes, I know it’s sugar and sugar is bad. Ah. However, once in a while adding sugar into your diet is not a sin. I enjoy baking with brown sugar, and I certainly think the combination of oatmeal and brown sugar is one that is a must.
Brown Sugar…mmm mmm mmm
RedPath Sugar was kind enough to send me over a massive box of treats. In it was a bag of their dark brown sugar. This sugar is rich, decadent, and smells as if heaven rained down a bunch of sweetness directly on top of me. The best part is that this Canadian company ensures that the sugar is sustainably sourced and ethically grown.
When I saw the sugar, I instantly knew I had to make some oatmeal muffins. So here is what I came up with!
Oatmeal Brown Sugar and Blueberry Muffins
- muffin pan
- large bowl
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp avocado or olive oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder-
- 1 dash dash of cinnamon and/or cardamom (optional)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup skim milk powder
- 1 handful fresh or frozen bluberries
- Mash up all of the bananas in a bowl. You can use a fork to easily do this.
- In the same bowl add all of your wet ingredients and mix well.
- One by one, add each of your dry ingredients, mixing well in between each addition.
- Your mixture should be not fluid, but moldable. Then fold in the berries.
- Add your mixture to a lined muffin pan OR a muffin pin lightly dusted with some oil or cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy or store in an air-tight container in the fridge. If not using within a week, freeze.
If you want to make more easy or flourless oat treats, check out: Oat Cookies Your Kids Will Freak Out About
*To learn what Sustainably Sourced and Ethically Grown means to Redpath Sugar, head over to redpathsugar.com/sustainablysourced to learn more.
This post was sponsored on my social media by RedPath Sugar, however, the recipe and opinions are my own.