I love this photo. It makes me so happy to know my boys enjoy helping me bake. I even got my husband in on the action. It may seem silly but it’s important that children learn to cook and make things in the kitchen. Now that doesn’t mean I’m letting them work the oven, but they are fully capable of helping with little things like stirring and pouring in ingredients.
It would be an understatement to say my boys like muffins. They LOVE them. Maybe because they look like cupcakes without frosting? Who knows but whenever I can I try to jam pack those muffins with something healthy. Sometimes its protein powder or ground flax seeds but this time it was oatmeal.
My oldest son used to eat oatmeal for breakfast lunch and dinner when he was a year old. He must of come to his senses because he wont dare touch it now. So when I can I like to bake up some muffins with something healthy.
So without further ado… here is a honey oatmeal muffin recipe approved by my toddlers.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 4 tablespoons of butter melted
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 egg
First start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl combine the flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a smaller bowl mix the milk, vanilla, butter, honey and egg until well blended.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until everything is just combined.
Divide the batter into a muffin pan, filling each cup about ⅔ full.
Bake for 15 minutes. They are finished when the top is tall and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Let cool on a rack for 10 minutes before serving.
You can use less processed sugar by just using honey in the recipe.