Looking for some tropical flavors? Made with fruit, oatmeal, and yogurt, these pineapple coconut oatmeal muffins are delicious – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or an after school snack.Back to School time has arrived! That means we’re back to routines, lunchbox planning, and make ahead breakfast prepping! As part of that, I LOVE making a big batch of oatmeal muffins for those busy school mornings. These muffins are nutrient-dense, made with “secret” ingredient – yogurt!!! Yum! I’ve been making different variations of these muffins for years and they are all SO good! But these pineapple coconut muffins REALLY are a family favorite lately. If you like tropical flavors, the Light & Fit Original Greek Toasted Coconut Vanilla yogurt is SO good! It’s what helps flavor these muffins and they are SO good (as is the yogurt). So, this time of year especially, our house is stocked with yogurt! It really is the perfect solution for so many back-to-school situations. Breakfast? Check! Lunch? Check! After school snacks? Check!In fact, we just stocked up on different yogurt our family loves at Target! Right now is the perfect time to do just that as you’ll find extra savings on select yogurts with Cartwheel (8/5 – 9/1): Activia • Oikos • Danimals • Light & Fit • Happy Family Organics.
So, if you don’t have it already, be sure to download the Target app and snag this Cartwheel offer to stock up on your family’s favorite yogurt on your next Target run! You can see that my boys couldn’t resist getting some Danimals Smoothies for school lunches! They love the fruity taste, fun packaging, and easy squeezable containers! I mean, how cute is this?! Adorable! And I love how nicely these cute, little smoothies fit into their lunch boxes! They’d be perfect for snack time or breakfast. But this time, our tropical yogurt oatmeal muffins and Danimals Smoothie helped create a cute “breakfasty” lunch for the kids! In addition to the Danimals, we put a muffin with a hard-boiled, strawberries, and cucumber slices together for a great lunch to eat at school! The boys LOVED it and have already requested this lunch again…WIN! So, now, back to those tasty muffins…they’re delicious! They’re packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like oatmeal, yogurt, chia seeds, bananas, coconut, and pineapple! Because I like to do batch cooking when I can, I start with 5 cups of oatmeal for this recipe – yielding about 2 dozen muffins! Perfect for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks throughout the week.And, they freeze great too, so sometimes I put some in the freezer as well! To start making the muffins, I actually grind the old fashioned oats down into an oat flour in the blender! SO easy! Then once you have the dry ingredients all mixed together, you’ll stir in the yogurt and fruit! Then bake and that’s it! They may not look super fancy, but they sure are tasty and packed with goodness! And the kids love them – so that’s always a win! Here’s the easy recipe:
- 5 C old fashioned rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick cooking)
- ¾ desicated coconut
- 3 TBSP chia seeds
- 2 cup coconut yogurt (3 containers Light & Fit Toasted Coconut Vanilla recommended)
- 4 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 C pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple (drained well)
- ¾ C sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400 and prep muffin tins (with non-stick spray or liners).
- Grind the oats into "oat flour" in a food processor or high-powered blender (if desired, you can combine the coconut & chia seeds with at the same time).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Then, add all wet ingredients and stir well until mixture is well combined.
- Spoon batter into the greased muffin tins and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
- Let cool. Eat (or freeze) & enjoy!
Yum! So be sure to head to Target to take advantage of the Cartwheel offer and stock up on yogurt, plus everything you need to make these delicious pineapple coconut muffins! You won’t be disappointed!
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