So many mornings we are running late for school and I will quickly throw instant oatmeal into the more! My kids LOVE these and they can choose whatever toppings/flavors they want.

You can eat them like a muffin for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or you can eat them like oatmeal by simply putting in a bowl and stirring in a little warm milk. I store leftovers in the freezer, take one out the night before to thaw in the fridge and reheat in the microwave for about 60 seconds.

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 (after baked) and my husband chose brown sugar.

As many of you know, I am passionate about nature and wildlife and I am constantly looking around to see nature in action. The other morning I saw it! I saw a coyote hunting a rabbit right in front of my living room window...

I first saw a coyote slowly walking around outside my house and then he suddenly took off after a rabbit. I grabbed my camera as fast as I could and I managed to catch the very end of the hunt. 

It is odd to see a coyote right in the middle of the city where I live, but apparently a small coyote pack has found the perfect spot in a wooded area right in my backyard. Every night at about midnight they start yipping and yelping, it is an eerie sound. My dogs are constantly on the lookout and so am I!

***Coyote Hunting Photos***

One of the pups all grown up...


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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!

Anonymous said...

I too am confused. Do these turn out like muffins or are they more like a microwave oatmeal?

À LA GRAHAM said...

You can eat them either way. When they come out of the oven we eat them like muffins. I will store leftovers in the freezer until ready to use then thaw in the fridge overnight and microwave in the morning. Some mornings we eat them on-the-go as muffins and sometimes if we are not in a rush we will put one in a bowl and pour a little warm milk on them, stir and eat as oatmeal.

Anonymous said...

How necessary is the applesauce? Any suggestions for an ingredient to use in place of it?

Anonymous said...

they were great, thanks! Wondering if you know the calorie content?

Anonymous said...

I made these last night and they were amazing. taste even better this morning. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Is it 350 F or 350 C?

À LA GRAHAM said...

Definitely Fahrenheit! :)

Lauren and Eddie said...

Found these on Pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing! They look delicious! I haaaaaaaate bananas. I don't like the taste or the texture, but I do understand how healthy they are. Can they be eliminated from the recipe and if not, how strong is the taste in the final product?

Anonymous said...

I too am looking for a banana substitute, due to severe allergy. Suggestions?

Heidi E. said...

I am in the same allergy boat regarding bananas, any suggestions?

À LA GRAHAM said...

Bummer, allergies are the worst! I have never heard of banana allergies. I am not sure if it will work out but how about 1/3 cup pumpkin purée. If you find something that works please post so others can use. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Banana allergies are associated with latex allergies. Kiwi, avocado, chestnut, and passionfruit are also associated

Stephanie Cannon said...

Do these need to be stored in the fridge?

Morgan Dorsey said...

What does the milk add? I just made these and forgot to add the milk.

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what you would count each muffin when on the 21 day fix? These sound delicious, I cannot wait to try them! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have the same question? I'm not sure where to place them in the 21 day fix, please tell me ur secret!

Anonymous said...

Who cares? Probably no one but those with the actual allergy...

melissa said...

I'm out of vanilla and can't get out in this snowstorm to get some. I was going to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Would that work?

Anonymous said...

Can you substitute almond milk for regular milk??

Shannon said...

What containers do this fall under for the 21 day fix??

Anonymous said...

I just found this recipe on Pinterest under 21 Day Fix. Could you update us with the container counts please? Thanks so much!

Daphne said...

I assume you have large dogs otherwise you should be very careful. Where I live coyotes take out small dogs as well as cats and any other small animals they can get. Have seen results of pack taking down deer. Don't much care for coyotes. I know they have as much right, etc etc etc.

Anonymous said...

I like your coyote pics and I might try the recipe too :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wondering about the 21 day fix container colors? Thanks!

À LA GRAHAM said...

I have had a few comments about "21 day fix" and I am sorry but I do not know what the 21 day fix is. If anyone can answer the questions from commentors I would appreciate it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

What would you recommend as a substitute for Apple sause?

Anonymous said...

for the 21dfx, I would probably only count it as 1 yellow. there really isn't enough protein or fruit to count a red or purple.

Anonymous said...

I have made these a few times now and they are such a hit with my 2 year old who calls them ''pancakes'' lol. My husband and I like them too! Thanks for sharing

Delicious Brown said...

These were divine!! I "veganized" the recipe by using almond milk and replacing the egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce.

Rose said...

I made these yesterday, they were GREAT. I added a little brown sugar as suggested. A winner recipe for me.
Any idea the calorie count on these?

Anonymous said...

My coach and I decided it was 1 red (egg) one yellow (oats) and one purple (banana and added berries)

I'm also curious about the calorie count, as I'm tracking those in my fit bit :-)

Anonymous said...

Made these tonight...and impressed! I substituted with coconut milk and used raw unfiltered honey. Love that they are gluten free as I have an intolerance due to Hashimoto's. These will most certainly be made again! My daughter thinks they'd be great with apple chunks so we'll be trying that next time.

Anonymous said...

I imported the recipe into my fitness pal and with a serving size of 12 each muffin (without toppings) is approximately 133 cal

Anonymous said...

I have steel cut oats and quick oats. Can I use one of those or should I go to the store for the old fashioned rolled oats? Thanks!

4fourTea said...

I made these this morning. I topped half with golden raisins and half with blueberries. Wonderful! Thank you so much for the recipe. It will be nice to have a grab and go healthy breakfast.

Anonymous said...

I made them tonight I halved the recipe it was amazing ! If I'm gonna eat them within the next two days is fridge okay or still freeze ? My blue berries and strawberries were kinda on their last leg which is why I'm not sure

Dawn said...

I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly. Using the scant 1/4 batter per liner, it made 18, so next time I will make them bigger. Also, they stuck to the paper liners a little but, so I might spray them with oil next time. Thanks for a yummy and convenient breakfast recipe!

Anonymous said...

ok if you eat all 12 I can see .5 red (2 eggs=1 red not 1) Am I wrong here? For one or two a day it would be way less than .5

Miss Charlotte said...

Can you use steel cut oats?

Unknown said...

Substitute organic canned pumpkin for the banana.

Dawn Wilson said...

I use Steele Cut Oats.

Anonymous said...

It's Chia* seeds just FYI
Chai seeds aren't a thing

Anonymous said...

I didn't really like them. They have a weird texture and taste. Was the batter supposed to be so runny?

Anonymous said...

For those interested in calories go to and enter the recipe, it will break down the nutrition info for you. I use this dietitians of Canada website for my recipe creations and it's great for nutrition breakdown

Anonymous said...

These were SOOOOO good! My kids loved them too. I made a double batch thinking I would freeze the other half, didn't even make it to the freezer because they were gone! I made mine with raisins and chopped pecans! Thank you for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

These were SOOOOO good! My kids loved them too. I made a double batch thinking I would freeze the other half, didn't even make it to the freezer because they were gone! I made mine with raisins and chopped pecans! Thank you for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

The title on Pinterest says these are 21 Day Fix approved. Can you tell me what the color portions are?

Anonymous said...

I see my question was answered above.

Water said...

Yum, I want to try all of them. Good breakfast ideas- can be made in advance.

chenlili said...
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Anonymous said...

These look delicious! Any good sub for the egg? Thx!

Ami said...

So many tasty choices.

Chelsea said...

I made these a long time ago and loved them. I wanted to do it again and checked the recipe, the one on pinter estate before you click 'visit'. I could have sworn there were bananas and applesauce in it but it wasn't in the recipe. I bought everything I needed and got started...but the ingredients are different when you visit the link. Very frustrating : / you should update that

À LA GRAHAM said...

Chelsea, I'm not sure what link you are talking about. The recipe is on this page above the comments and the same recipe is on the "printable recipe". If you're talking about an eternal link (ex Pinterest) I have no control over that.

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