There’s something about an early morning meeting that requires food. Too often, that food is sugar-laden donuts or bland bagels. Neither are truly nutritious or even filling for all that long. While both likely provide an immediate boost their ability to provide mental clarity over the long haul is minimal and probably not the best way to start any day let alone a meeting that requires attention and participation. I choose to actively fight against that by making something homemade, something like these hemp heart oat muffins.
Quick & Easy
The butter is melted in these muffins meaning no planning ahead to soften it before creaming. They whip in a hurry so they can be made early in the morning. They store extremely well, so don’t be afraid to make them the night before either. These even freeze well, so make a double batch – take some to the meeting, freeze some for yourself for quick on the run meals later.
Slightly Sweet & Loaded with Nutrition
Hemp hearts have healthy omega fats and a nice dose of plant-based protein, while also providing a nice, nutty flavor to the muffins. Oats have filling whole grain nutrition and fiber to help give the muffins some filling staying power in the body. Just a bit a sugar satisfies the sweet tooth and pleases the palate as well.
Hemp Heart Oat Muffins
Yield 12 muffins
- 1/3 Cup Hemp Hearts
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease muffin tin.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, oats, and hemp hearts. Set aside
- Whisk together the melted butter, egg, milk, and brown sugar until emulsified.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until incorporated.
- Divide the batter among 12 muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan 5 minutes before turning out to cool on wire racks completely.
Pack the muffins into a nice napkin-lined basket for a morning meeting or wrap tightly in plastic wrap if you’d like to mail them long distance.