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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
Choose Oatmeal for Breakfast
Oatmeal has gained a very unpopular reputation over the years. Many people avoid this breakfast choice and claim it to be bland, unfavorable, tasteless, and gross. This is extremely unfortunate because oatmeal has incredible health benefits that aid people in positive healthy lifestyle goals.
Oatmeal is a power food that is naturally gluten free and has a plethora of health benefits for the human body (and mind).
Some health benefits include:
- Oatmeal is a low calorie food. 1 cup of plain (or dry) oatmeal is only 130 calories.
- Oatmeal has a low digestion rate, which means it takes longer for the body to break it down and digest, so it will keep people full for a longer period of time.
- Oatmeal has high levels of fiber. Fiber helps promote healthy and regular digestion.
- Oatmeal is a grain with one of the highest protein levels.
- Oatmeal stabilizes blood sugar and reduces the risk of diabetes.
- Oatmeal is a low cholesterol food. Oatmeal also removes ones bad cholesterol and does not affect ones good cholesterol.
- Oats are naturally gluten free and is light on the stomach of those with gluten intolerance. If one has a gluten allergy, one should purchase gluten free oats to use instead (because oats that are not labeled gluten free are often times grown in the same fields as wheat before it is harvested).
- Oatmeal contains lignans and uniques antioxidants in which protect against heart disease, heart failure, and cancer.
- Oatmeal protects against heart disease and heart failure due to its unique antioxidants.
Oats are great for human consumption, not only do oats have several health benefits, but oatmeal is also great for weight loss and weight maintenance. Since this food is low calorie, full of fiber, keeps one more full for longer, and is a natural, whole food, oatmeal is great to add to any diet in order to keep ones health and to lose or maintain ones weight.
Oats are also the most easily found grain that is unrefined.
The recipe below is a delicious and more healthy version of the breakfast muffin that one can prepare and bake the night before so one can grab a healthier muffin on the go when they have a busy day and no time to eat breakfast or stop at the local coffee shop.
These brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal muffins have less sugar, less fat, more fiber and taste even better than the original sugar and fat filled breakfast muffin found in the local doughnut or bagel shop.
This recipe will curb ones hunger, treat ones sweet tooth without damaging ones health or diet and are very easy to prepare and bake.
Once one discovers how easy, convenient, delicious and healthy oatmeal is (and can be) one will never turn to bagels, muffins and doughnuts again (or at least not as much).
- 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 cups Skim Milk
- 3 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Plain Greek yogurt
- Pinch Sea salt, to taste
- Dash Cinnamon, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl mix 2 1/2 cups of oats, 2 cups of skim milk, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, sea salt, cinnamon and a pinch of baking powder.
- The mixture will be very watery. A good trick is to place the bowl in the microwave for a minute, stir, and microwave for another minute and stir again. This will allow the oats to absorb some of the liquid before baking.
- In a greased muffin pan (or cupcake liners can be used) divide mixture evenly.
- Bake the muffin mixture for 30 minutes. The oatmeal will brown at the top and form into a muffin.
- Let cool for a few minutes.
- Remove the muffins from the pan.
- Eat and enjoy!
|Serving size: 1 muffin|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 40 g||13%|
|Sugar 8 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 9 g||18%|
|Cholesterol 2 mg||1%|
|Sodium 61 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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As stated above, oats are naturally gluten free and most people who have a gluten intolerance can tolerate regular oats found in any local grocery store, but for those who have a gluten allergy, it is suggested to purchase oats that are labeled gluten free in either the natural food store (or Co-Op) or in the natural food section of the local supermarket to avoid any risk.