A few weeks ago while I was spending hours and hours on Pinterest, I came across a recipe for homemade granola bars.
The recipe sounded good, but, I figured treating it more like oatmeal would be absolutely delicious.
I also realized I had cinnamon chips and raisins left over from another baking adventure and I really wanted to put the two together.
You can of course substitute anything you'd like for the mix-ins: chocolate chips and dried fruit or just chocolate chips, go ahead.
Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal
(inspired by Sugar Free Mom)
(makes 18-24 muffins)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 mashed banana
1/4 cup honey
5 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup chia seeds (or flax meal or skip this all together!)
1/2 TBS ground cinnamon
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350. Use two cupcake tins and line with liners.
In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and honey. Add oats, chia seeds, ground cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix well to combine. Gradually add milk then add cinnamon chips and raisins, mix to combine.
Evenly pour mixture into muffin liners (about 2/3 full). And bake for 30 minutes.
Enjoy now or refrigerate or freeze for later use.
*you can also pour into a pie tin and cut into wedges to serve*
**I sprinkled Trader Joe's Coffee, Cinnamon, Sugar and Chocolate grinder over the tops**
***to make this gluten free, make sure your oats are gluten free!***