These Maple Walnut Oatmeal Muffins are topped with a maple glaze and include just the right amount of sweetness making them part of a delicious breakfast or snack. Since they contain whole wheat flour and walnuts you can feel good about eating these nutritious muffins any time of day!
I’m not sure about you but I browse through my fridge and cupboards every now and then to check for expired or almost expired foods to prevent food waste. Unfortunately I’m not perfect when it comes to using up all my food before it expires, but I try. Recently I realized my pure maple syrup was about to expire and I wasn’t going to let that happen since there are plenty of recipes I could make with the delicious sweetness from maple syrup. And this is besides the fact that pure maple syrup is NOT cheap! It’s at least $15 for the size bottle I purchased and I believe that’s on the low end.
So I’ve been focused on making recipes containing maple syrup that I know are delicious like my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Maple Roasted Butternut Squash recipes. I also decided to create a one pan sausage and veggie dinner with a maple syrup sauce (recipe coming soon) and these amazing muffins. The possibilities of what you can make with maple syrup are virtually endless. These muffins were inspired by Sweet Peas and Saffrons recipe, particularly the maple glaze. It definitely adds the right amount of sweetness to the muffins.
I love to add nuts to many of my recipes. Not only do they provide a nice crunch to the recipe but also nutritional benefits. Along with containing protein and fiber, walnuts also contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), Omega-3 fats (healthy fats) compared to any other nut.
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