2.19.2011

peanut butter and honey oatmeal muffins

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I haven't baked up a batch of muffins in way too long! A warm muffin at breakfast time is so comforting and satisfying....it's like slipping on your favorite sweater. Pair this muffin up with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea and you've got yourself a nearly perfect start to your day!

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This muffin is power packed with whole wheat flour, flax, oats, honey, peanut butter and a secret weapon...Cheerios!

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My sister and I grew up on Cheerios. Cereal was a breakfast staple in our home (much like Jerry Seinfeld. It's no wonder I loved that show so much!). My mom was big on the low sugar cereal, so we were allowed four choices at breakfast; Wheaties (the breakfast of Champions), Rice Crispies, Corn Flakes or Cheerios. On very special occasions we were allowed to consume a fantastically sweet, artificially flavored and colored, and oh so hip cereal like Trix or Fruit Loops. We were in cereal heaven! I have to tell you though, my sister and I found a way around this whole low sugar thing...we broke out the sugar bowl and dumped a few heaping tablespoons of sugar over our bowls of healthy cereal. Yes! Then we would challenge each other to see who could cram the biggest spoonful of sugar laden goodness into our mouths. Good times!

Peanut Butter and Honey Oatmeal Muffins
by theUngourmet

Makes about 16 muffins

Print recipe

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 ripe banana, mashed
2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp ground golden flax
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup Cheerios

Line muffin pans with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the honey, egg, vanilla, milk, banana and peanut butter. In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flax and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the oats and Cheerios.

Fill muffin cups nearly full. Bake for 16-18 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

You can easily add other fun ingredients to these. Dark chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries are just a few ideas. ;)

Hope you all are enjoying your day. It's a nice sunny Sunday over my way. I'm drinking my coffee and watching my son play Super Mario Galaxy. Thanks for stopping by!

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22 comments:

Gloria said...

I love these muffins look delicious!!! gloria

Angie's Recipes said...

Peanut butter muffins mmmm...they are just very tempting!

Janice said...

Oh great, I have peanut butter left over from my pnut butter chocchip cookies, these sound the perfect way to use the rest.

Kristin said...

If it has peanut butter...I'm in!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I ADORE peanut butter. And eat way too much of it. So these sound perfect :) xo

Claudia said...

As I watch the blizzard outside my windows, I yearn for these hearty and warming muffins.

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Those muffins look delicious and I totally remember dumping sugar by the teaspoonful onto cereal as a child - ahh memories! Thanks for sharing:)
www.theglamorousgourmet.com

Joanne said...

This recipe transforms one of my favorite sandwiches into a delicious muffin! Love it.

teresa said...

LOVE these! i've been trying to find things to make breakfast a bit more exciting, these look incredible.

Donna said...

Yummmmm! I have all of that in the pantry, too!!!!

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

I love peanut butter. I LOVE oatmeal. Yummy!

scrambledhenfruit said...

With so many fabulous ingredients, these have to be good! Cheerios are a staple in my house. :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Love those gingham liners. :)

The cheerios are an interesting touch! I added Cheerios to a smoothie once, just to see if I could give it an interesting texture. My formula needs work though, haha.

Peanut butter and honey yummmm...

Coincidentally I was reading grams of sugar on cereal the yesterday. Crunch Berry cereal actually had less sugar than Raisin Bran. I felt kinda vindicated because I am a total "kid cereal" eater. :)

BarbaraJean said...

Glad you girls have come full circle and are eating healthy again! LOL! The muffins sound delicious.

Krista said...

What a great "power muffin"! YUM! Where did you get those adorable gingham muffin papers?! Love them.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Peanut butter and oatmeal... two of my favs!

TKW said...

These are packed with good things! Bookmarking these!

Juliana said...

Wow, Kim, these muffins sure look yummie, peanut butter and banana and oatmeal...what else could you ask for...have a great week ahead :-)

Julie said...

My hubby's on a flaxseed kick, I should make him up a batch of these. I'm sure he'd share :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! These muffins are full of all my favorite flavors!

Natalie said...

ahh what a great muffin! love the cheerios addition!

Magic of Spice said...

What a great muffin recipe!

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