Oatmeal Coconut Muffins
On Sunday’s I try to make a few baked goods that will help us with breakfast and snacks during the week ahead. I had some milk I had to use up and a few eggs and I knew I wanted to make a muffin. I especially like to make different types of muffins, sweet or savory that are a good, quick, take-away breakfast item for the car or snack in the yard.
This week I made Oatmeal Coconut Muffins. I adapted the recipe from a Food Network Oatmeal muffin recipe. Again, I was looking for a recipe that included milk because I had to use the last of ours before it expired. I just cannot stand wasting food because its wasteful and not budget friendly.
- 1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup flaked coconut
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Combine the oats and milk in a large bowl and let stand 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 10 cups of a 12 cup muffin tin with liners.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- Stir the melted butter, eggs, brown sugar, and maple syrup into the bowl of oats and milk until well combined. Stir the flour mixture into the oat mixture until well combined. Fold in the flaked coconut.
- Using an ice cream scoop or 2, divide the batter into the 10 lined muffin tins. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with some crumbs sticking to it, about 20 minutes. Let the muffins cool 5 minutes in the tin before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These Oatmeal Coconut muffins are very filling. They are crumbly and not too sweet. A great snack and all my kids, even the baby loved them! Muffins are a great way to get kids in the kitchen too because they can help measure the ingredients and mix them in the bowl. Kids will eat what they cook or bake. 🙂