Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Strawberry Muesli Muffins

2 1/2 cups oats (I used Coach's steel cut oatmeal from Costco)
2 Fage individual Greek yogurts with the fruit on the side (I buy mine at Costco)
2 eggs
2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

Grind up oats to a powder.  I did this in my Vitamix blender.  Dump into a bowl and add in the yogurts (including fruit that comes on the side), eggs, sugar, baking soda and strawberries and blend well until mixed.  Put into muffin tins lined with foil liners (not paper ones) or use silicone muffin tins or liners.  Since there isn't flour in the recipe the muffin mixture may be sticky so don't bake in paper liners or directly in muffin tin.  I chopped up more strawberries and placed them on top of the muffins before baking so that they would look cute.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-17 minutes.  Make approximately 16 muffins.  The muffins are quite dense but very tasty.  Not that sweet.  My entire family liked them.

I was inspired by a recipe on Pinterest and then made some changes to it and made it my own.  I called them Strawberry Muesli Muffins because when I was little we ate a lot of muesli.  Muesli is mainly made of raw oats and then we added yogurt and fresh fruit to make it a yummy breakfast.  So since these muffins have oats, yogurt and fruit, I chose to name them this way.

Notice that there is no flour or added fat in these muffins (no butter, oil, crisco, etc).

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