Trail Mix Oatmeal Muffins

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I like having random snack muffins around to eat if I go to spin or yoga in the morning or to have post-long run. I really have to make an effort some days to make sure I’m eating enough carbs and not just eating protein and vegetables because I’m apt to do that. If I don’t, I get snacky and unsatisfied and it just doesn’t end well for anyone involved (me).

I don’t know why I was itching to make something involving trail mix. I’ve been constantly craving a crunch so trail mix seemed like a good idea to mix in. I like getting a random nut or raisin every other bite or so. Call it the element of surprise.

Don’t fear the avocado in the recipe – it makes these really light and fluffy. Since I used avocado in place of any oil, they are gluten free, oil free and sugar free. If you’re vegan, swap out the egg for a chia or flax egg.

You can eat these trail mx oatmeal muffins with yogurt for breakfast or top with some almond butter for the perfect afternoon snack.

trail mix oatmeal muffins | almost getting it together

Trail Mix Oatmeal Muffins: Grain free, sugar free and oil free!

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Trail Mix Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup rolled oats separated into 1 cup and ½ cup
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup trail mix
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Oil or line a muffin tin with cups. (I used silicon muffin cups sprayed with coconut oil.)
  3. Add all ingredients except ½ cup of oats and trail mix into high-powered blender or food processor and mix until a batter forms.
  4. Slowly mix in trail mix and remaining ½ cup oats with spatula.
  5. Pour into prepared muffin tins until they are ¾ of the way full.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops brown and a toothpick nserted comes out clean.
  7. Store in fridge for up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 117 Fat: 4.7 Carbohydrates: 15.3 Sugar: 3.6 Sodium: 43 Fiber: 2.1 Protein: 3.5

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26 comments on “Trail Mix Oatmeal Muffins

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on May 27, 2014 8:51 am

Just come over. I can feed you snacks for the next millenium straight out of my freezer. Currently I have two types of muffins, breakfast cookies, and scones. Even C can’t keep up with all of the food. It’s getting to be an issue! Also I ate a muffin over yogurt yesterday and totally thought of you. Was gonna snapchat it but then was too hungry to deal so I ate it instead. Next time….
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:54 pm

You know how I need yogurt with everything… I wish I weren’t straight addicted to dairy, despite my body kind of hating it. Also I seriously want to come and taste test everything, that goes with being your personal assistant/other half of the brand, right?

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GiGi Eats on May 30, 2014 12:13 am

I would KILL to have you cook for me!!!!!!! Cassie, I am going to Davida’s house with you!
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Hilary on May 27, 2014 11:15 am

These are genius! I have been craving trail mix like no other lately! I can’t wait till I have time to try these bad boys out :)
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:53 pm

Let me know what you think if you make them! xo

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Baby June on May 27, 2014 1:24 pm

Love the addition of avocado! Looks like something I would chow down after a hard workout. :)
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:50 pm

Yes, perfect with lots of nut butter.

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on May 27, 2014 1:41 pm

I never would have thought to try avocado in a muffin recipe – that’s clever!
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:50 pm

Honestly I have a feeling that avocado in anything would be perfect…

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on May 27, 2014 2:17 pm

There must be something in the water, because I’ve been finding myself craving trail mix lately too… only I’ve been wanting to stuff it into bar form because I’ve been ob.sessed with those lately… which is probably why I’ve been pawning off granola bars, crumble bars, and rice krispie bars to anyone who’ll take them :lol:
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:49 pm

Do you want to come visit Pittsburgh and bring them my way? I wouldn’t say no…

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Yasmeen on May 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Hi Cassie! Love this recipe and I don’t know what it is but I’ve been craving trail mix too! I love your blog and nominated you for the Liebster Award (a chain blog award). The rules are to answer the 11 questions I’ve written, nominate 11 blogs and ask them 11 questions. Head over to my blog to learn more :)

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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:49 pm

Thanks, I’ll check it out!

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Jackie on May 27, 2014 6:37 pm

These sound fantastic!
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:49 pm

I’m now out and can’t wait to make more!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on May 28, 2014 5:12 am

I love trail mix….but customisable one to have a nut to pretzel ratio of like 1000:1.
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:48 pm

Or a chocolate chip to everything else ratio of 1000:1

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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on May 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Um what a good idea to put trail mix INSIDE a muffin. Pure genius! I love when you’re able to hide stuff like avocado in a dessert and no one notices.
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Cassie on May 29, 2014 3:48 pm

I’m such a fan of hiding spinach in EVERYTHING.

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on May 28, 2014 7:58 pm

Yum!
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Janey on May 30, 2014 10:44 pm

I’m going to try this, but I will probably substitute the banana with pumpkin. Thanks

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Cassie on June 1, 2014 9:24 am

Hope you enjoy! Let me know how it turns out with the pumpkin.

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Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan on May 31, 2014 3:08 pm

What is going on lately with the universal trail mix obsession?! Because I have totally been craving it up a storm… and who doesn’t like an element of surprise in their muffins? And I totally know what you mean about sticking to protein and veggies and then getting all snacky/unsatisfied… I’ve been trying to vary up my diet lately for that very reason!

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Cassie on June 1, 2014 9:24 am

Definitely adding more fats to my diet… hopefully that will help too!

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Alexis @ Hummusapien on June 1, 2014 9:05 pm

ERMYGERD I want ten of these smeared with pb right this instant!!
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Cassie on June 3, 2014 2:02 pm

That is basically how I was eating them!! 10 at a time!

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