Chia Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal is one of those things that’s quick, easy, gives you sustainable energy and keeps you full until lunch. My family loves eating oatmeal so much we eat it about every other day, no kidding! There’s something about mixing oatmeal, chia seeds, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts and syrup together for not only a healthier choice for breakfast but scrumptious too. I only buy and use organic old fashion oats, because instant gets too mushy and we cannot handle the texture and steel oats take too long to cook and when I think it’s done it’s still hard. I have no patience for it and I prefer not to eat hard oatmeal! So when it came to this recipe it was a no brainer. Why not mix everything that we love in our bowl of oatmeal and turn it into a muffin? This muffin is good for breakfast, snack time and dessert. You can even freeze them and pop them in the microwave or oven. My 1 year old twins love them!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes (may depend on your oven)

Makes 12 muffins

 

Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal (organic old fashion)

1 large banana (smashed)

½ tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

¼ cup maple syrup

1 ¼ cups coconut milk

½ cup walnuts

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

¼ cup chocolate chips