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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Check out these healthy Apple Cinnamon breakfast muffins! Made with oat flour and topped with cranberries, almonds, and flax seeds. Perfect for an on the go snack. Plus, they’re vegan!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats (blend to make flour)
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup small diced apple
  • Mixed almonds, cranberries, flax seeds

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well until everything is combined.
  3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and scoop oatmeal mixture. The mixture will be a little watery, so it’s important to mix well before each scoop to make sure you get an even combination of milk and oats.
  4. Top with almonds, cranberries, flax seeds.
  5. Bake oatmeal cups for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

    Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!
    – Mitz

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Granola Oats Breakfast Muffin

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a better week than me- I am just recovering from a fever, sore throat, and all the sickness has to throw at me. I usually get sick twice a year, once in the winter and once in the spring. So I just have to ride this wave until it’s over.

With that being said, Granola Oats Breakfast Muffins are the perfect snack to bake ahead of time. That way you’ll have it ready to go for the week. It seriously takes 5 minutes to make and 20 minutes to bake. NO.TIME.AT.ALL. They’re super delicious, so warm and cozy, and a great add on to your breakfast. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup
  • 1 cup oats
  • Granola

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, milk, a dash of vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup.FullSizeRender-11.jpg
  3. Then add a pinch of baking powder, a dash of cinnamon, and the oats. Mix well.FullSizeRender-16.jpg
  4. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  5. Pour batter evenly into each muffin tin.
  6. Top with granola.FullSizeRender-12.jpg
  7. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 20 min and broil on low for 5 minutes.
  8. Let them cool for a few minutes.FullSizeRender-18.jpg
  9. Serve and enjoy!FullSizeRender-14.jpgFullSizeRender-17.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpgFullSizeRender-19.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe makes 6 Granola Oats Breakfast Muffins.
  • Topping off with granola is optional. You can add whatever you like- chocolate chips, berries, chia seeds, etc.

This recipe comes in handy on days like mine when I’m feeling sick and have no energy to cook. Or they come in handy when you’re on the go and need something quick. OR they come in handy when you just want a simple yet delicious snack!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Buttery Biscuits

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone is having an amazing week so far.

Today’s recipe will be very short and simple: Buttery Biscuits! All you need are 2 main ingredients and the rest are staples you should already have in your pantry. I had leftover heavy milk and oat flour so I thought I would put them to good use. These are so soft and delicious; it’s hard to eat just one biscuit. Perfect for a side dish for dinner or even just a snack. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1.5 cups of heavy milk/cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, until combined.unnamed.jpg
  3. Add about 1/4 cup of heavy milk and mix slightly.
  4. Add the rest of the heavy milk and stir to combine.
  5. Knead the dough in the bowl or on a floured surface for about a minute.
  6. Place the dough in a baking pan or tray and spread out the dough in a rectangle so that it’s about an inch thick.unnamed-1.jpg
  7. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes and then broil on low for 5 minutes.unnamed-2.jpg
  8. Cut into squares. Spread some butter on it.
  9. Plate and serve!unnamed-5.jpgunnamed-3.jpgunnamed-4.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • None! Because it’s that quick and easy.
  • Just kidding- you can totally use regular all purpose flour if you want.

I know you’re mouth is watering just thinking about a buttery biscuit. Go make these now!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Brotein Balls

Hi everyone! It’s officially spring and I couldn’t feel any more happier.

Last week, my friend, a gym-head requested some chocolate peanut butter oatmeal protein balls. Although I find myself wanting to go to the gym during the week, I find it difficult to accomplish as being a doctoral student with a side job that requires a good amount of physical activity takes up a lot of time. On top of that, you can add a dash of studying to that every day. I do try to go to spin class every weekend if there isn’t a social event hindering it. Anyways, these protein balls are very easy to make and require no time at all. They’re perfect for an extra kick of protein if you’re on the go or even perfect for a dessert and snack! These can be made with countless variations and flavors, which I will list at the end. Warning! These are super addictive. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 cup of Whey protein powder
  • 1.5 cups of Oatmeal
  • A dash of Cinnamon
  • A dash of Vanilla extract
  • A dash of Cocoa powder
  • Loads of Chia seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cups of Peanut butter
  • A spoon of Honey
  • 3 tablespoons of Almond milk

Directions:

  1. In a very large bowl combine the whey protein powder (I used vanilla), oatmeal, cinnamon, chia seeds, cocoa powder (omit if using chocolate protein powder), and chocolate chips.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Next, add the peanut butter, honey, and almond milk.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  4. It’s time to get messy! Use your hands and combine everything together.
  5. Pretend your kneading dough.FullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg
  6. Roll into bite sized or large balls and place side by side in a container.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpg
  7. Store in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving!FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe yields about 12 large protein balls.
  • You can omit the cocoa powder if you have chocolate protein powder or you can even just make vanilla protein balls.
  • Feel free to substitute chocolate chips with raisins.
  • If you don’t have almond milk, substitute with regular milk or even water.

These are so yummy to eat and I already have other flavors and add ins in mind for next time! Spare 15 minutes this weekend and definitely make these delicious protein energy balls. They’re a great source of protein and satisfy your hunger before your next meal.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. I can’t wait to get back to cooking real meals after my last 2 midterms are over next week.

Today, I will be sharing my quick and easy recipe on Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which happen to be gluten-free. I’ve had a huge bag of oatmeal from Costco laying around so I thought I might as well put it to good use. These are super delicious and very easy to make. I find that eating an oatmeal cookie satisfies your craving for a chocolate chip cookie, as one makes you full since it has all that oatmeal!

Let’s get started!

Ingredients: (Makes about 12 cookies)

  • 1 and 1/4 cup of Ground Oats (to make oat flour)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of Whole Oats
  • 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or equivalent to a Nutri Ninja Auto‑iQ, add 2 cups of whole oats and pulse until it becomes oat flour. It’s ok to make more to store in your pantry. Set aside.IMG_7986.JPG
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and egg.IMG_8059-1.JPGIMG_8058-1.JPG
  5. Stir in the ground oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.IMG_8060-1.JPG
  6. Add in the whole oats and chocolate chips and mix until it resembles dough.
  7. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so the dough stays firm.
  8. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pack the dough into the measuring cup and turn out the dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure to only place 6 cookies per baking sheet as they tend to spread out while baking.IMG_8061.JPG
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let them cook for 5 minutes and then serve!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can leave out the salt as it just enhances the sweet taste of the cookies.
  • Make extra oat flour! – It is such a great alternative to all purpose flour.
  • Be sure to use the measuring cup to place your cookies on the baking sheet. The smaller the better as they spread out while baking.

I hope everyone can make these sometime this week! They’re super easy and fast to make and so delicious to eat! A very great treat to have on hand if you’re ever craving dessert.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

-Mitz