OK, I tried...Paleo is not for me. Parts of it I am adapting into my diet but I am still having a problem with the meat. I am just not a meat eater, never have been, quite frankly I am an animal lover. I still buy meat on occasion but I only will buy meat from farmers who farm organic.

Organic meat is free of antibiotics and added hormones. These animals are raised more ethically and humanely, meaning they are allowed to range freely and not confined to pens. In addition, the land that they eat from and live on uses no or less chemicals as well. I have found a source for organic meat from a local farmer and I suggest you do the same. Go to your local food co-op or health food store and they can help you make the safest decisions when it comes to your food choices.

I love these! So many morning we are running late for school and I quick throw in the instant oatmeal into the more! My kids LOVE these and they can choose whatever toppings/flavors they want. You can store in the freezer, take one out the night before to thaw in the fridge, microwave for about a minute in the morning and stir in a little milk.

makes 12 servings
adapted from

1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups applesauce, unsweetened
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
1/8 cup chai seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Optional toppings: blueberries, raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and honey together in a bowl.
Add in oats, chai seeds (if using), cinnamon, baking powder, salt and mix well with wet ingredients.
Finally pour in milk and combine.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Divide mixture evenly into muffin tin cups. I used a 1/4 measuring cup, measure just a tad under 1/4 cup to make 12 servings.
Add the toppings.
Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool and enjoy or freeze them in gallon freezer bags.

My daughter chose blueberries, my son chose chocolate chips (of course), I sprinkled pomegranate seeds on mine and my husband chose brown sugar.
I had a surprise visitor the other morning...and I am leaving the Paleo diet to him!
 I watched the entire hunt...
I felt so bad for the rabbit but I can attest that it was over very fast for the rabbit...

My dog as going crazy barking at him so he finally gave up his location and took off to his den.



Andrea and Mike Passantino said...
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Anonymous said...

Just made these! Very good! I think they had a little too much cinnamon in them, however, and needed a little more sweet. I will try next time with less cinnamon, and perhaps a little natural brown sugar in them. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

Anonymous said...

I'm about to try these, hoping the kids like them for a quick easy breakfast! Do you freeze them in cupcake liners?

À LA GRAHAM said...

Yes, freeze in the liners

À LA GRAHAM said...

Yes, freeze in the liners

Anonymous said...

I take offense at your 'suggesting' I do the same as you.

The Davies said...

Not sure my last comment went thru...Did you bake with any of the toppings on? The chocolate chips obviously don't looked baked, but I couldnt tell on the blueberries. Just curious, thanks!

À LA GRAHAM said...

Yes I baked with all the toppings on except the pomegranate seeds I added after it was baked.

expectingmom2011 said...

When you wanna have some from the freezer, do you let them thaw in the fridge over night and them microwave them before eating or thaw- grab and go?

Nikki McCormick said...

this is making more than 12....maybe 24??

Faith, family, farm; here we grow. said...

Can you make without the honey? Or do you have a suggestion to sub it out? Would like to feed to my 9 mo old ��

À LA GRAHAM said...

Sure, try maple syrup or no sweetener at all.

Princess Poo said...

So they aren't eaten as muffins? You say add milk as in into a bowl with the oatmeal muffin? I'm sorry I was a little confused. Either way, sounds delicious!


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