Thursday, August 15, 2013

Triple Play Back-to-School Mini Muffins

peanut butter oatmeal mini muffins ::: bake at 350 blog
School starts for kiddo next week.  HIGH SCHOOL, but I will cry on your shoulder(s) about that in a different post.

This year?  His carpool is meeting at 6:50am.  SIX...I don't care that it's 10 minutes until 7:00am...it's still in the sixes.

peanut butter oatmeal mini muffins ::: bake at 350 blog
Anyway, my mind naturally went to breakfast.  (Does your mind work that way, too?)  What will I make for breakfast that will allow *me* to sleep as late as possible, but also get him out of the door on time?

peanut butter oatmeal mini muffins ::: bake at 350 blog
The answer...these Peanut-Butter Oatmeal Mini Muffins.  I'm calling them "Triple Play" muffins because they'll be just the ticket for breakfast, tucked into a lunchbox, or for an after-school snack.

They start with cooked oatmeal.  To that, you add all kinds of good stuff like peanut butter, brown sugar, and melted butter.
peanut butter oatmeal mini muffins ::: bake at 350 blog
(Mental note: this is how all oatmeal should be served all the time.)
(Mental note #2: someone needs to dust off those plastic cherries.)

peanut butter oatmeal mini muffins ::: bake at 350 blog
And, by my rough calculations, they come to approximately 62 calories a piece...so, feel free to eat several at one sitting.

I'm sharing the recipe over at Imperial Sugar.
I hope you love these little guys as much as we do!
peanut butter oatmeal mini muffins ::: bake at 350 blog

31 comments:

  1. I didn't even realize those cherries were fake haha! I am a muffin fiend, well usually! I don't make them very often, BUT some of these are in order!

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  2. Add a little flax seed and you are set! My son just started 9th grade today. Sniff, sniff. I can't believe it. We went through some of his "things" that I have saved over the years. I don't know if I am more upset that he is in high school or it means it is getting more difficult to lie about my age :0) laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  3. LOVE these! A good healthy alternative!

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  4. The plastic cherries had me fooled too! These muffins look great, I'm not going back to school but I sure would enjoy them!

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  5. The SIXES??? For CARPOOL???

    That needs to be outlawed. No, seriously.

    Love these little muffins!!

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  6. What a neat recipe! I'm going to try it in September. Thanks!

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  7. The cherries look fine!! you should see my plastic fruit! I call mine "vintage"

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  8. YUM - these look amazing! (And the mental notes cracked me up!)

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  9. loved these healthy muffins.... Today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/08/meethay-ghoday-for-icc.html

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  10. Very little has ever made me SO......glad that I no longer have to deal with any public school systems as this early start date has done. I don't know what I would have done if they had changed things so that during my time in public school I would have had to started back BEFORE Labor Day weekend. I'm still trying to discover WHAT'S WRONG with the people who make this decision? Have they been abducted by aliens and had some sort of bizarre mental implant put in their brain? Have they had a concussion and it's damaged their logical thinking? Have they been threatened by some hostile foreign government to do this or else they'll use nuclear warheads on us? What is it? Going back to school before Labor Day weekend goes against ALL the laws of nature. Although, this summer has been so disgusting and miserable it's only the second one in my 52 years of life I'm almost glad to see end. The only thing that makes me feel any better at all is that it could be worse, I could be in the south where you're getting almost non-stop rain. With my fibromyalgia and Raynaud's Syndrome this cooler weather is wreaking havoc on my body and my psychic. My body is comfortable and happy when it hits at least 80 degrees. I prefer 85 but I can live with 80. Usually I bemoan not being able to be at the beach for a full three months each summer but this year I've never been so glad as I was that I didn't make any plans for the beach. Unless you managed to get your trip in during the first part of June, then odds are here in Maryland you had a fairly cool and wet holiday at the ocean. I feel SO sorry for the kids this week seeing the first day of school race towards them on the 21st that I think I'll bake these muffins and some other treats for the coffee social time between Sunday School and 2nd church on the 25th. I usually try to supply the baked goods for at least one Sunday a month but this summer has had me so upset I haven't been able to do that. I guess I'll start to pull out my fall clothes soon and forget summer was ever here.

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    1. Wow, that's a mouthful.

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    2. Don't drink and dial ...

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  11. That oatmeal mix in the bowl shot is gorgeous! I think I could eat it with a spoon and forget about making the wonderful muffins. Best wishes to Kiddo. I know he's going to love high school and I know that he will be well respected among his peers and teachers. Like his parent's your son will excel in everything he undertakes...and have fun doing it too!

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  12. These are perfect!! Love everything about them and so will everyone in my house. Can't wait to make them!

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  13. I am saving this recipe for when the kids spend the night here. They are usually up really early watching cartoons and these would be great little hold-overs until I have pried my eyes open with black coffee- Thanks. xo Diana

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  14. I love this recipe!!! My girl want me to make the recipe, like " NOW", she loves everything with peanut butter!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  15. I'm on college, but what the hey I need to eat lunch too! And I don't like eating out. Maybe with my new schedule (all afternoon/early evening classes) I will be motivated to put some thought into my lunches. All throughout high school it was a pb&j with two granola bars.

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  16. P.S. these look totally awesome and I'll probably just make them into regular-sized muffins and bring them with me to school for a snack or something.

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  17. OMG I want that cherry tablecloth!! Where did you get it??

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  18. These almost make me want to be starting school again. But wait..........I can still make the muffins to have at home.

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  19. I am lining up the recipes and filling the freezers to deal with school mornings. These adorable little muffins would be perfect! And high school? I'm sending you a hug from here, my friend.

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  20. I love the triple play concept -- it's a great way to get a lot of mileage out of single recipe. And if they're only 62 calories, I'll feel totally justified in eating 4-5 of these little guys in one sitting : )

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  21. Wow, that's what I was exploring for, what a data! present here at this web site, thanks admin of this web site.

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  22. 6.50 a.m?? That's just all shades of wrong. Poor kids. I'm so glad schools don't start so early here in my corner of the world.

    The recipe is wonderful though. Definitely going to make some of these little beauties.

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  23. So yummy this way, but do you have a recommendation for adding banana? Like would anything need to be reduced or added to keep the wet/dry ratios correct? I always seem to have overripe bananas and a girl (and her husband, and her freezer) can take only so much banana bread...

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    1. I think you'd be just fine stirring in a smashed ripe banana. Let us know how it turns out!

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