Okay, you guys. I’ve been talking about these muffins since I made Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal a couple of weeks ago. Once I started adding veggies to breakfast, I’ve wanted to throw them into everything! Which is how these delicious carrot cake muffins (made with sweet potato!) came about. So let’s bake some!
St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! So it’s a great excuse to make ALL the green recipes, including this one. Because I couldn’t let the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day go by without posting a GREEN baked oatmeal. Nope. No way. So let’s make some green baked oats for this festive occasion, shall we?
I aim to have a green smoothie every day. Does that happen? No. Of course not. Haha. I love to bake, so I inevitably end up doing that instead of making a smoothie. The good thing is that I usually put flax, walnuts, and turmeric in most of the things I bake, which is mostly why I like to make green smoothies: so I can hide those things and get them into my diet.
I’ve been excited to make this carrot cake oatmeal for a long time. Veggies are my new favorite thing to put in baked oatmeals, and Husband loooooves carrot cake, so I knew I had to do a version of baked oatmeal with that flavor. But that also meant I had to get it just right for him. And I have yet to make a baked oatmeal without starting with banana (even for my baked zucchini oatmeals), so that’s how I began!
Do you like french fries?
Okay, that was pretty much a rhetorical question. I’ve met very few people who don’t eat them or like them, so I’m assuming you enjoy french fries. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. So let’s make some incredible oil-free french fries for a healthier twist on this fast food classic.
So this one is a two-step process, but man oh man is it worth it! I made cookie dough the day before because I’d made my gluten-free cornbread. Since I needed aquafaba for the cornbread muffins, so I drained a can of chickpeas and saved the beans for later. Too many days had passed, so I figured I should do something with the chickpeas. You know…so I didn’t just waste them. I’m not down with food waste.
Zucchini. In baked oats? YES! Don’t discount this based on your first reaction. I promise it’s not as weird or gross as you might think. And that’s because I thought it was weird and gross, but I took Lauren’s (from The Oatmeal Artist) word for it and I’m SO glad I did. Honestly, I didn’t even know it was in there. It adds volume and veggies to a dish that normally wouldn’t have that. Veggies. For breakfast. YES. DO IT. Seriously, you won’t regret it. Especially when they taste like chocolate.
One day, I was thinking about how much I love my Baked French Toast Oatmeal, but I didn’t want to eat the whole thing. Which is insane because it’s THAT good. But I wasn’t super-duper hungry, just feeling like snacking. So I thought, Why not make it into cookies? I did it with my Fudgy Brownie Baked Oatmeal with these cookies, so why not with these? Then I gave it a shot and here we are. The proud owners of a recipe for delicious French toast cookies. NOM!
This one comes from procrasti-baking. I really wanted second breakfast more than I wanted to start writing my next book (which, deep down, wasn’t even true, but I thought food couldn’t hurt anyway). So I gave this one a whirl. First, I scrolled through The Oatmeal Artist‘s blog to find some inspiration. Thought this one sounded delicious, but I didn’t have any zucchini on hand, though her blog always makes me wish I did. So I gave something similar a go with what I did have on hand, and YUM! Pure yum.