Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Vegan Mini Oat and Apple breakfast Muffins



Oats are classed as a super food as they have numerous health benefits and they are gluten free and high in antioxidants. They can be incorporated in your daily diet in lots of different ways.

Some benefits of Oats:
  • Prevents cardiovascular disease:  The antioxidants present in oats are very helpful for heart disease and their dietary fibers help lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) without affecting the good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Prevents constipation: Oats have a very rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps in regulating bowel movements and helps to prevent constipation.
  • Reduces hypertension: Oats help to maintain steady blood pressure, reducing the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Rich source of magnesium:  Oats have a high source of magnesium, which helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.
  • Supports weight loss: Oats are low in calories and they slows digestion this helps you to get less hunger pangs and aids weight loss.
  • Controls blood sugar levels: The high fiber in oats help to stabilise blood  
  • Reduces cancer risk: The lignans in oats helps reduce chances of hormone-related cancers like breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.
  • Enhances immune response to disease: Beta Gluten a unique fiber found in oats which helps neutrophils travel to the site of an infection more quickly and to fight the bacteria for a speedy recovery
  • Protects skin: Oats help to neutralise the skin’s PH and are therefore beneficial to use as soothing agents against skin irritations.
I try and integrate oats in my families diet daily. You can use them in many recipes such as porridge, overnight oats, granola, pancakes, flapjacks, muffins and even use them as pie toppings, coating for burgers and for crumble toppings.


I like using  Moma porridge Oats, they come in plain and flavoured single portion sachets and also on the go flavoured porridge pots that are great for travel too. You just need to add water and you have breakfast ready in less than five minutes. I just top mine with fruit and it's a delicious and filling way to start the day.


However if you get tired of eating porridge everyday, you can use these sachets to make muffins too. One of my favorite recipes are these mini vegan Oat and apple muffins made with one of the Apple and Cinnamon flavoured Moma porridge Oats. The muffins are just the right size for a mid morning snack, for breakfast and for lunch boxes too.





Vegan, no refined sugar, gluten free,
Breakfast, Snack
Vegan,Vegetarian
Yield: 8 mini muffinsPin it

Mini Oat and Apple breakfast Muffins

Mini Oat and Apple muffins with cinnamon makes these the most delicious alternative to pancakes.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Plain flour
1 serving Moma Porridge cup -Apple and Cinnamon Flavour
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 small pinch salt
1/2 apple finely diced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 walnuts

Wet Ingredients:

2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, 300 degrees F
2. Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners.
3. In a jug add all the wet ingredients and mix together.
4. In a bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda.
5. Stir in the Oats and coconut sugar and diced apple, mix all the dry ingredients.
6. Add the wet ingredients from the jug and fold gently with light hands. Do not over mix or you will have chewy muffins.
7. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners and add a walnut on top of each. Tap the pan on the table to release any bubbles.
8. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes . Check if muffins are cooked by inserting a tooth pick in the centre if it comes out
clean they are ready to come out of the oven.
9. Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool.

NOTES:

NB- These muffins are slightly dense as they have no butter or eggs, they are still very tasty.You can make any variation of these mini muffins by using the different Moma porridge cups.ie 
  • Cranberry and Raisin, replace the apple with handful of dried cranberries. 
  • Almond butter and salted caramel, replace the apple with a handful of flaked almonds.
  • Coconut and Chia, replace the apple with a tablespoon of coconut flakes.




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54 comments:

  1. These muffins look like they'd be really easy to make, which would be perfect for early breakfasts. Nice recipe!

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    1. Thank you they are healthy and guilt free too.

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  2. Sounds great for breakfast or snack. I love apple muffins!

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    1. Yes the apple gives them a tangy sweetness.

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  3. Ooh these look so good! I love that they have the oats in, that's a really great way of getting in added fibre too!

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    1. Yes they are a good way to add oats to your diet and healthy too.

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  4. I want to try this muffin for breakfast, looks good and tasty. Also it is healthy, thank you for sharing your recipe

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    1. Do let me know how you get on with the recipe.

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  5. I am honestly sitting here just drooling. My fingers can't pin this fast enough. I will absolutely be trying these with my kids. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Unlike the conventional muffin wIth eggs and butter these are a little dense but they still taste delicious and are guilt free.

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  6. Those are some fine looking muffins you got there. Would not mind having one.

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  7. These look amazing! I have been trying to find yummy and healthy breakfast ideas so I'll have to give this a shot.

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  8. tHese muffins look absolutley delicious! I will have to look more into this and give it a shot!

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    1. I hope you enjoy making and eating them do let me know how you get on.

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  9. This looks so delicious. i would eat this for breakfast tomorrow if it was presented to me!

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    1. Yes they are a nice alternative to pancakes.

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  10. I love the sound of these oaty muffins! Oats are so good for us, no wonder they're eternally popular. I really like Moma's handy pots too.

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    1. The flavoured pots are really great for on the go breakfast.

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  11. These sound so delicious and contain much of what I like to eat as a healthy breakfast. Love these porridge oats anyway so I have all the ingredients to make them! :)

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  12. ooh now I know what tasty treat I want to make next! I love that these are vegan friendly :)

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    1. Do try them and if you cant get the flavoured oats use plain and add an extra pinch of cinnamon.

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  13. I love oats as I usually have muesli for breakfast. This sounds like a great way to use them up.

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    1. Oats are so healthy this is another way to add them to your diet.

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  14. I love the products from MOMA but never thought about using them that way, great tips!

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    1. They are great for using them in pancakes and crumble toppings too.

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  15. These look and sound delicious! I love apples and oats together!

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    1. I like the combo of oats and apple too with cinnamon.

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  16. These sound so yummy and look very simple to make! I'll have to save your link to try!

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    1. Do let me know how you get on with them and if you enjoy them.

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  17. Muffins for breakfast? What a great idea

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    1. They are healthy and guilt free so its ok to eat them for breakfast.

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  18. i actually like the dense muffins :) this is so delicious looking :) i love apples haha

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    1. They travel well also for mid morning snack.

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  19. Love oats for breakfast, so when you put them in muffin form, then consider me a happy camper! Lovely recipe!

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    1. These are a nice change from eating porridge or pancakes.

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  20. Outre my favorite breakfast. I like them in recipes too though and muffins sound delicious.

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  21. I eat oats every night, actually I didn't know the benefits of it. Good to know. Ans the muffin recipe helps too, if I get tired of eating plain oats :)

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  22. As a vegan I so appreciate seeing more vegan recipe posts! These muffins look delicious!

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  23. The recipe seems easy & for healthy and yummy breakfast muffins gonna be a nice option. Thanks for the recipe

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  24. It is hard to find recipes that do not contain eggs. These muffins look delicious and perfect for breakfast!

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  25. Ah I love oats, and making them into muffins sounds amazing! A fun breakfast option :) I'm definitely going to try this recipe :)

    Love,
    K

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  26. I love apple and oats. Will have to try these as always looking for healthy breakfast options.

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  27. These breakfast muffins look and sounds delicious! Need to give these a try. xo, Suzanne

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  28. Oats can definitely be amazing. I think I love them for breakfast or any number of things really. This looks like a delicious recipe to try out.

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  29. What a brilliant idea to make them in to muffins and I love the fact they're vegan. Yummy!

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  30. As soon as I see vegan I am interested lol! These flavours sound delicious. I also love the idea of making it into muffins - yummy!

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  31. That's a great tip to use oats in muffins and switch up the daily cereal. i love the flavors in Moma.

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  32. This loos surprisingly easy to make. I love the ingredients as well. Cant wait to give it a try. Great post

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  33. These muffins look like they are absolutely delicious! I am going to have to make some of these for my family asap.

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  34. Oh wow. This looks so good! I tried oats in cookies but not yet in muffin. I will sure try this recipe! Yum!

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  35. This is a good recipe. I like anything with oats. I feel good after eating them. hehe I know it's psychological, but I know that it also helps to think that way. But later, it will be oatmeal cookies for me.

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