When I get cravings for sweets, it's almost all the time for some sort of delicious baked good. Which is why these muffins are a staple in my freezer - and they make the perfect portable breakfast too because technically, they're kind of like oatmeal in muffin form! I also love how easy they are to make - the whole recipe can be just thrown into a blender and - voila! They're loaded with all the good for you's - chia, flax, hemp hearts - and the classic combination of sweet strawberry jam and peanut butter is a delicious no brainer #obvi.
*Big thankyou's to Oh She Glows for the delicious Berry Chia Jam recipe used in the muffins, and Manitoba Harvest for the hemp hearts - they're my favourite way to sneak in an extra boost of healthy fats!
2 cups rolled oats
3 bananas (good time to get rid of those ones in the freezer - just make sure you completely defrost them first)
2 tbsp ground flax
5 tbsp water
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup hemp hearts
Peanut butter to put on top
Oh She Glow's Chia Seed Jam - you can find the recipe here:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and grease your muffin tin with some coconut oil.
Mix your ground flax and water together in a small bowl and set aside.
In your blender, add your rolled oats and blend them into a flour.
Add the bananas, PB, baking soda, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and lastly your flax mixture into your blender and blend on high until all the oats are mixed through.
By hand, stir through your hemp hearts (if you blend these too, your muffin mixture may turn green!).
Divide the mixture to make approx 8 muffins, and bake for 15 minutes.
Take out your muffins, and using a spoon create a little hole in the top of your muffin and carefully spoon some chia seed jam inside. Bake for another 7-10 minutes.
Once cooked, top the muffins with more PB and jam as you desire!
Little Tucker Notes:
- The Oh She Glows Chia Seed Jam is a staple in my freezer. You can use any sort of frozen berry you have and it's perfect to keep a stash in your freezer to add in recipes like this, or on top of oatmeal and ice cream! Quick, easy, insanely delicious and 100 times better than the crappy jam you buy at the grocery store!
- Sub PB for any other nut butter if you prefer. I feel like they would be delish with cashew butter.
- Keep them in an air-tight container in the fridge and consume within 5 days, otherwise pop those bad boys in the freezer.
- I always use Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Hearts in my baking. It's my favourite way to sneak in an awesome amount of healthy fats and omega 3's without changing any textures or flavours.