Start the morning off right with a good-for-you muffin! These healthy breakfast muffins are packed full of flavor and good for you ingredients like oats and pumpkin. Even better, they are perfect to keep in the freezer for an easy grab-and-go breakfast!
Some days we are in such a rush to get out the door, it’s hard to have time for a healthy breakfast or snack. This healthy breakfast recipe is a perfect solution for those busy days.
These freezer-friendly Healthy Breakfast Muffins are made with oats, pumpkin, and a touch of wheat germ for a healthy boost. I often double the batch and freeze some for later. They are so quick to put together and do freeze well.
Your kids will love them (and you will too) for a quick breakfast or snack as you run out the door!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I always add another 1/2 tsp or so of cinnamon, but that is optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 3/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/8 cup of wheat germ (optional topping)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. (Sometimes my muffins stick to the paper liners, so I prefer the aluminum liners, but paper was all I had today.)
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, milk, oil, vanilla, and egg, blending well.
- Stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients until the dry ingredients are just moist. (Try not to over mix!)
- Fill muffin tin evenly and sprinkle the wheat germ on top of the muffin mixture.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.