- 1 1/2 cups cooked oatmeal (I use Bob's Red Mill gf oats)
- 1 egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- dash of vanilla, optional
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal, optional
- 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour blend (with xanthan gum)
- 2-4 tablespoons water, if needed
- 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or about 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips), optional
I used my Nearly Normal Blend of flour, but whatever your favorite all-purpose blend is, as long as it contains xanthan gum, it should work.
- Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 6-muffin pan.
- In a large bowl combine the oatmeal, egg, sugars, soda, vanilla and flaxseed meal if using, and flour. Stir with a wooden spoon to blend, adding 2-4 tablespoons water if needed to make the batter slightly runny (it should have a typical muffin batter consistency). Stir in chocolate chips, or raisins and cinnamon, if using.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until center tests clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
When I was a child, my mom would often make a big pot of oatmeal for breakfast. With four kids, I am sure it was a cheap and quick breakfast; but even with a spoonful of sugar and cinnamon, it was never my favorite food.
However, the leftover oatmeal would typically get transformed into something much better, muffins. These muffins were soft and moist and usually contained a healthy dose of cinnamon and raisins or, if we were lucky, chocolate chips.
For some reason my mom always called these Yucky Oatmeal Muffins. I am not sure where the recipe originated, or who was silly enough to put yucky in the name, so I renamed my version Yummy Oatmeal Muffins. I think that sounds much more appetizing, and let’s face it, people aren’t too eager to try gluten-free baked goods as it is, so putting a word like “yucky” in the title can’t be a good idea.
I altered the recipe to make it gluten-free, and they were even better than I remembered. I made 6 generous-sized muffins, however I think they would be a great lunchbox item if made into mini-muffins.
We thought these were great freshly baked. Although they are still quite tasty the next day, they do get rather sticky, so it’s best to eat leftovers with a fork. We opted to use mini chocolate chips in these, but raisins and cinnamon, or even some chopped apples would be great too.