Friday, May 29, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #117: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

Last night I wanted to make something to go with our Oven Omelette for Breakfast for Dinner Thursday. In the past we have had biscuits and such, but I wanted something different.  I looked online for muffins containing oatmeal, as I was attempting to make them somewhat healthy. I found a recipe for Chocolate Raisin Oatmeal Muffins over at (yes, this is my favorite site for recipes). However, I read the reviews and realized they didn't sound as tasty as I was hoping. So, using suggestions from different reviewers I came up with my own recipe. 


1 1/4 cups plus 2 tbs flour
1 tbs baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/4 cup milk, divided
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

We soaked the oats in 1/2 cup of milk while prepping the other ingredients.

While they were soaking, we stirred together the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. We then set that aside.

In another bowl, we beat the eggs.

Then we added the remaining milk (3/4 cup) plus the oil and vanilla, then beat it together.

That bowl was set aside.

We added the sugar and salt to the soaked oats.

We stirred them together well.

Then we added the oat mixture to the flour mixture.

We then poured it into the bowl with the eggs, milk, and oil.  We stirred well.

Then we added the chocolate chips.

I put a little less than 1/4 cup of batter into the greased muffin tin.

This recipe made 18 regular sized muffins.
We baked in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Smelling the delicious aroma.

(Wondering who will catch the reference.)


1- Soak oats in 1/2 cup milk while preparing other ingredients. 
2- In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
3- In a medium bowl beat the eggs. Then add 3/4 cup milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat well and set aside.
4- Add sugar and salt to the soaked oats, mix well.
5- Add the oat mixture to the flour mixture, mix well.
6- Add the oat/flour mixture into the bowl with the egg mixture. Stir well.
7- Add the chocolate chips. Stir. 
8- Scoop a little less than 1/4 cup batter into each compartment of greased muffin tin.
9- Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. 
10- Let cool 10 minutes and then remove to plate.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

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Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
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Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
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  1. I love using oats in my muffins. I'll have to try this next time.

    Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party. I have pinned this post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board. Hope to see you again next week!

  2. My kids love helping with the cooking & baking, too! The muffins sound delish :)

  3. This looks like a recipe my girls and I can make today! Looks great--thanks for sharing! :D

  4. Sounds like a good recipe. BUT so much better to have little hands helping. :)

    Annette @ a net in time

  5. My kids would love these! And, my older daughter is a baking nut - I am going to have her give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh my goodness, your kids are so cute! I love that you let them help you. I think its important that kids learn how to cook, its kind of an essential part of living. Great job and those look heavenly!

  7. What a great recipe! I have so much oatmeal n my pantry, what a great way to use it up. A nice an healthy way too!

  8. That's so fun that they help you cook! Plus I need to try that recipe!

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  10. Those look so yummy! (and I totally got the reference- Goonies right?)


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