Even though I feel like January is the anti-desserts month, my sweet tooth didn’t get the message.
Thankfully the muffins won’t jeopardize your New Year’s resolutions and are skinny jeans-friendly.
It’s a dump-everything-all-at-once into one bowl and stir recipe, my favorite kind.
The muffins are very soft, moist, super springy, have wonderful chewiness, and great texture thanks in part to the oats. But there’s no oil or butter, no dairy, and just 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar in the entire batch. Really. Most of the sweetness comes via sugar-free pancake syrup. If you want to use real maple syrup, feel free, but the muffins won’t be as skinny since real syrup is packed with calories.
I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk and it’s tied with Silk’s newer Unsweetened Cashewmilk as my two favorite milks for baking. Very low in calories, high in calcium and protein, very smooth, and irresistibly creamy.
I get great results every time. Switching to Silk is an easy, delicious way to start adding more plants to your diet. Like the plants Silk is made from, when your body gets everything it needs to be healthy, it blooms. Sign up for the Silk newsletter to receive recipes and healthy tips.
To keep the muffins dairy-free, I used Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt although you can substitute with your favorite Greek yogurt or lite sour cream if that’s what you keep on hand.
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned whole-rolled oats (don’t use quick cook or instant; they’re finer and act more like flour and batter will be too dry)
- 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk (Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk or another milk may be substituted)
- 1/2 cup sugar-free pancake syrup (lite syrup or real maple syrup may be substituted)
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed (strongly recommend dark, although light brown may be substituted)
- 1/4 cup Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt (Greek yogurt, sour cream, or lite sour cream may be substituted)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 10 of the 12 cavities of a Non-Stick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan (note you will not use all 12) very well with cooking spray or grease and flour the pan; set aside. (I don’t prefer the cosmetic look of muffin liners.)
- To a large bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk until smooth and combined, without needlessly over-mixing.
Using a large cookie scoop or 1/4-cup measure, evenly distribute the batter into 10 of the cavities of the prepared pan, filling each cavity no more than 3/4-full or muffins will overflow while baking.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until tops are set, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.
- Use your judgment when evaluating doneness because muffin pans, ovens, ingredients, and climates vary. Start watching closely at about 16 minutes.
You can find complete recipes of this SKINNY OATMEAL BROWN SUGAR MUFFINS in averiecooks.com