Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Oatmeal Muffin Mix-in-a-Jar ~ Free Printable Recipe Kit


'"How fast Duchess is eating!" thought Ribby to herself,
as she buttered her fifth muffin."

Welcome to our Saturday morning staple, hot coffee and warm muffins! These golden treats are quite addictive, especially when you know there isn't an ounce of white flour or sugar in them (since you know they are healthy, you may find yourself eating more ~ ahem). They are sweetened with honey and taste deliciously moist!


This is such a low maintenance breakfast, especially when you prepare a batch as pre-made pantry mixes. This is quickly made while you have out all the ingredients! It is especially simple with our recipe kit which includes the directions, jar labels and instruction labels. I like to prepare 6 jars at a time but larger families may want to make a dozen of them. What is also nice is that if time is really critical, you can just dump the batter into an 8 by 8 pan for less labor. 


To Make the Mix ~

Place inside a quart-sized jar the following ingredients:

• 3 c. oatmeal

• 2 tsp. baking powder

• 1 tsp. sea salt

• 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Place lid firmly back on jar and give it a good shake for a final blend. The mix is now complete. Simply label and attach directions to the oatmeal mix (our short cut direction labels are found on the printable). 


To Prepare the Muffins and/or Baked Oatmeal Dish ~

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix together in a medium mixing bowl:
  •  ½ c. oil (we like to use sunflower oil or coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ c. honey 
  • 1 c. milk 
  • oatmeal muffin mix
Stir ingredients together until combined.


~~ Divide mixture into 12 lined/greased muffin cups and bake for 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden around sides.

OR

~~ If in a hurry, pour mixture into greased 8 by 8 dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and set.


The nice thing about making your own mixes is that you can control the quality of ingredients. Instead of iodized table salt, we were able to use the healthy Himalayan pink salt. Instead of baking powder laden with cancer causing aluminum, we can choose the "clean" version. Instead of sugar in the recipe, we are able to use honey this time. It is a win-win and a wonderful way to stock your pantry!



My husband loves to take them out on the tractor with him as they keep him feeling full and satisfied in the early morning. Delicious and nutritious! HERE is our printable recipe kit that you may want to add to your recipe book. Happy pantry building, ladies! P.S. Please do let me know if any of you download this kit, I am curious how many enjoy these types of pantry projects! :)

"She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household..."
~ Proberb 31:15

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65 comments:

  1. Thank you for this mix recipe which I have downloaded and look forwards to trying.
    Do you have a reliable pancake mix recipe? We love pancakes but the bought mix has recently become way too expensive. A good mix recipe would mean pancakes happening much more often for my children!

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    1. Hmmm... Great idea! I will keep that one in mind next time I pull out the recipe and see how it would work! :) Thank you for sharing here today Gill!

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  2. Idea with oatmeal muffins sounds great. It looks easier to take out such kind of healthy food. Thank you for the tip. :)

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    1. These do make a great breakfast to go and VERY convenient! :)

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    1. Thank you! So nice to hear from you! :)

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  4. Well, all I can say is, Pass the muffins, please! I need to make a mix for these myself because some mornings it's just too much effort to measure everything. How smart you are to do half the work beforehand! I love baked oatmeal with crispy edges so I'll probably make this in a baking dish. Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)
    Have a great Wednesday!

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    1. Every morning it is too much effort to measure :) Sometimes I even measure the wet ingredients directly in the mixing bowl the night before (except the egg and milk) to make it go quicker. These are really addictive. I hope you try them :)

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  5. Dearest Jes, These look wonderful, I am going to make them today!!
    I did Pin them to save and of course to share! I love muffins so easy and they stay fresh longer for me, as I usually freeze a few of them!
    I always enjoy your homestyle baking... YUMMY
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Yes, these freeze great! I keep extra in the freezer for hubby when he does those last minute baling jobs!

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Do you think I could replace the eggs and oil to lower the fat? Maybe applesauce? Flax meal? Hmmm.....i just might have to experiment. Thanks a bunch! Angela

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    1. Hi Angela, I have replaced the eggs successfully with flaxmeal so far but have not tried to lower the oil (2 tbsp. flax meal with 3 tbsp. water).

      Enjoy!

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  7. I'm sure your muffins are so verey energetic and tasty too !
    I cannot miss to note this recipe of yours, thank you my dearest JES ... always !
    Sending blessings on the remainder of your week,
    with so much love and gratitude
    Dany

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    1. Thank you Dany! They are pretty heart healthy too I believe! :)

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  8. I'm nursing a babe to sleep at the moment, but as soon as I get him down I will absolutely be running downstairs to print some of these off! I have some available quart sized jars now that we've been moving through our canned goods this winter...so perfect timing (as usual:D)!

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    1. Yes, when my pantry shelves start to empty, It feels good to fill in the blanks with these pre made mixes and this one is really tasty! :) I hope your family enjoys it!

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  9. These look so delicious - and no white sugar makes them even better! I think I will make these this next weekend, but I will probably add some raisins, because I just love oatmeal, raisins and cinnamon - my trifecta :) Thanks for this recipe. I have a dozen empty quart jars sitting on my shelf that need to be filled!

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    1. Yes, as you have your own honey! Perfect! The raisins are a great idea! My daughter will also sprinkle cornmeal on top sometimes too which is good :)

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  10. Oh, JES, this is WONderful! Always on the lookout for help at breakfast ;-)
    Thank you for sharing this at our link party today...love seeing you over at Coffee & Conversation!!
    Have a terrific week, friend!

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    1. Thank you Pat. It is a pleasure to join C & C! :)

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  11. I absolutely love post like these! The labels printed like a charm and I have already put a batch in the pantry :)We can't wait to try them! Thank you, Jess, for all your hard work and generosity!!

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    1. Excellent!!! And thank you for the feedback on the labels printing easily! That was my hope with this new system!

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  12. I LOVE posts like these with the printables! Also your new way of printing works very well! Thank you for these!

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    1. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this feedback. It is very helpful to me! :)

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  13. My husband is on a no sugar regimen which disqualifies honey. It has essentially the same balance of glucose and fructose as refined white sugar and both are metabolized the same. Could unsweetened applesauce be used in place of the honey? I'm tempted to make them without honey or a replacement for honey. Love the 'ready made' jars with labels - so convenient and they look great in the pantry.

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    1. Yes, it does... I would definitely try one batch with the replacement and see how it tastes. If it is good, please let me know for the other readers with that concern :) Thank you for taking the time to share here today!

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    2. Hi Izzy, Nanna Chel has left an idea for you in her second comment below :)

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  14. These look so delicious and I love the idea of making up the mix ahead of time. What wonderful gifts they would make, too! Thank you for sharing these. <3 xx Karen

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    1. They would make a lovely gift! Thank you for visiting Karen! :)

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  15. These look delicious! I love that you've used honey here. And, really, you had me at "oatmeal" and "muffins." Thank you for this...stopping by from Coffee & Conversation!

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    1. It is a nice combination, isn't it!? Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  16. Jes, thanks for this recipe. It would be a good one for my daughter to make for my granddaughters as they love muffins. As well it would be a great gift for her friends at church.

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    1. Yes! And they do freeze well too! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  17. I just read IzzysMom comment, Jes. She could replace the honey with Rice Malt Syrup which is what I would use as well. She can find more info about the product on the I Quit Sugar website. Hope this helps.

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    1. Great idea!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Oh these sound so good RIGHT now! I am printing off your recipe and will try them. We have recently tried agave syrup and really like it. It does not have a bitter aftertaste at all. I think I may try the agave syrup with this recipe! Thanks for sharing, as always your posts are always a delight!

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    1. No, it has a nice caramely taste (great in coffee)... I wonder how that would work! Let me know your results. If it doesn't turn out, do try the honey. It is excellent in these muffins :)

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  19. JES, this is my idea of fast food! Since time was limited this morning and these muffins sounded so delicious, I tried a little experiment last night. I made the batter (leaving out the baking powder) before bed and refrigerated it in a covered glass bowl overnight. I believed the oats would not mind an overnight bath in milk and honey. :) This morning, the batter was quite thick, as you would expect. I gently stirred in the baking powder and immediately baked them since there wasn't time for the batter to come to room temperature. They were moist, warming, and wonderful! And I am certain there are aromatherapeutic benefits derived from inhaling freshly-baked muffins at the beginning of your day. :) Thank you for another great idea. Nancy D.

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    1. Oh, I love this idea! I had been wondering if that would work! Thank you for sharing your experiment with us. That is great for those rushed mornings. Soaked oatmeal is supposed to help out with the digestion too! Have a wonderful week Nancy :)

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  20. Hi Jes,
    Oh, I am totally in love with this recipe! I love oatmeal. My husband makes it for me. I would like to put these jars together for my family and friends this year as gifts.
    NOTE: Is there anyway you can make a change to the mix? You typed bake FOR 350 degrees instead of bake AT 350 degrees. You and I, as most women know what you are saying, but my wish is to make these in jars, give to my family and friends along with about 25-35 jars to my grand-daughter who is attending school out-of-state. I know she will pass these out to other students so I'd hate to send it stating bake FOR instead of bake AT 350 degrees.
    I have no clue how to make a change on the computer. I'm totally in love with this recipe and I know everyone that receives a gift jar will appreciate them as well.
    If I knew more about the computer or how to make that one little change, I'd be sitting here all day printing these out and making the labels.
    Thank you for this outstanding recipe and gift idea. If there is anyway you can instruct me how to make that simple change on my side of the screen, I'd sure appreciate the help.
    Bobbie
    bobbiejessh@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Bobbie, glad this interests you! No matter how many times I proofread, something always gets through. I fixed it and the new version should be there now. If for some reason my change doesn't show up for you, please let me know. Have a lovely week!

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  21. I just made these with my daughter and our whole family loves them! :) Thanks for sharing! The labels are adorable, too. What type of paper do you use and what do you glue them onto the jars with?

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    1. Hi Marlana, I am so glad you all liked them! I just use regular paper and a glue stick. When I finish a mix, I simply wipe out the jars and put them back on the pantry shelf unto I am ready to restock the ingredients. Hope this helps :)

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  22. We loved this! I substituted the eggs with 2 tbsp of Flax and 3 tbsp water. I also substituted the oil with 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened applesauce. We baked it in a dish, cut into squares, and served with almond milk on top. Delish!!! Thank you :)

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    1. Very happy to hear it worked out! Thank you for sharing! I will have to try with the applesauce one day! :)

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  23. Thanks for the nice printables!
    Blessings, Leigh

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  24. I am looking forward to making these next time my gluten free daughter and her children come for the day. It will be nice to have something freshly baked to offer her as usually it is just gluten free crackers.

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    1. Perfect! Just make sure to use the Gluten Free Oats that they sell. These are processed in a separate facility to keep them free of gluten contamination for those who are sensitive. Have a lovely week!

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  25. I will be trying this recipe this week some time - looks great. I love your pantry posts - thank you for so much inspiration. You keep my homemaking on track with your wonderful posts.

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    1. Thank you Jayne! Hope you like it! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  26. a wonderful recipe and post - thank you!

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    1. You are most welcome! Have a wonderful week :)

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  27. I love oatmeal muffins so I had to try this recipe. I really have to admit that I wasn't expecting much because it was basically just oatmeal and not a whole lot more. But if it turned out, it would be a very convenient mix for the pantry. Well, the first batch disappeared within 24 hours. Everyone loved it. I have downloaded and printed the recipe and labels now, and have made up a mason jar for the next batch. I need to get to the Bulk Store to pick up more oatmeal. Thank you very much for this muffin in a jar "kit".

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Susan! I am so glad your family enjoyed them as much as ours! :)

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  28. These look sooo yummy! I love the idea of having the mix ready to use.

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    1. It is very convenient Kali! I do hope you give it a try! :)

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  29. These muffins are delicious -- like baked oatmeal. We just made some for breakfast this morning. Thank you for this wonderful recipe...I will definitely be making these again =D

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    1. Excellent! And yes, they are like baked oatmeal in a cup! So glad it worked out for you. Thank you for sharing Kaitlyn!!

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  30. Great gift idea by itself or included in a basket! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  31. Wowie dowie Jes, are these ever good. Precious Husband liked them but I personally was captured by them in so many ways. Being a farmer's daughter I always butter abundantly my muffins but yours need no addition at all. They are good cold from the fridge too which I would not have expected. Love the sweetness of the honey and I did add raisins too. So good. Thanks so much for sharing such a great go to recipe for oatmeal muffins!

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    1. So glad you liked the recipe! Raisins would be a great addition also. We are butter-your-muffins people too and find it unnecessary with this recipe which makes it great for on the go too! Thank you for the feedback!

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  32. This is the first time I have read your blog. It's wonderful!! I do have one question regarding the mix. When you state "oatmeal muffin mix" you empty the whole jar in with the rest of the ingredients correct? I am just now starting to cook so wanted to make sure I understood correctly.

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    1. So glad you found us and that you are starting to cook from scratch. It can be lots of fun! Anyways, YES, when you are ready to make the muffins, you prepare your wet ingredients into the bowl and then you add the contents from the muffin mix (which should be the measured out oatmeal, salt, cinnamon and baking powder) into the bowl with the measured out "wet" ingredients (aka honey, milk, etc). Hope this makes sense. If not, feel free to ask another question :)

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  33. Another great mix, JES. Pinning for later.

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