My recipe was inspired by the Kitchn's baked oatmeal cups, a naturally gluten-free recipe. I chose to make this recipe vegan as well by substituting flax seeds for eggs. If you're looking for a choose-your-own-adventure type of recipe, this one's for you.
2 eggs or 2 flax eggs (mix 2 T of ground flax seeds with 5 T of warm water and let sit for 5 minutes)
1½ nut cup milk (I used almond milk)
1-2 mashed bananas (1/2 cup)
¼ cup SoCo Tahini & Dates
¼ cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cardamom
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 t baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped dates
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼-½ cup chocolate chips
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 12-cup muffin pan with a neutral oil or cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs or flax eggs, milk, mashed banana, tahini, honey, and vanilla extract. Next, add in the oats, baking powder, salt, dried fruit, and nuts. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until well-combined.
Scoop about ⅓ cup of batter into each well of the muffin tin. Each one should be filled to the top. Drop chocolate chips into each muffin well, pressing gently into the batter.
Bake for 25–30 minutes, until the tops are slightly golden. Let cool in the tin for 5 minutes and remove to a cooling rack.
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