I love Halloween! The decorations, the dressing up and, of course, the candies!! :) Another thing that I love now, is all the neat baking supplies you can get for Halloween! When I saw these cute little paper cups - I had to bake something!!
Decided to bake two things for the office - one healthier and one a bit more sweet. This here is the "healthier" sweet!
Oats are healthy, right??!!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (from allrecipes)
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/4 cups milk (used low fat)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (used canola oil)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar (used a little more than 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (used 1/2 cup - ran out!)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1.Combine oats and milk and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease each cup of one 12-cup muffin tin.
2.Stir egg, oil, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the pecans into the oat and milk mixture.
3.Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add oat mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just moist. Fill each cup of one 12-cup muffin tin 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops with the remaining brown sugar and pecans.
4.Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.
Stay tuned for the second sweet I baked for today! :)