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What Are Oatmeal Muffins?

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Muffins are great snack foods that have the consistency of cupcakes. Oatmeal muffins are made with oatmeal and other healthy ingredients. This type of muffin is good for a mid-morning snack or late-afternoon energy booster. Oatmeal is also a good source of low-calorie energy because it is made from complex carbohydrates.

There are several types of oatmeal muffin recipes available. These are typically divided into the either nut or plan muffin varieties. Nut muffins normally include walnuts or pecans because the flavor blends well with oatmeal.

Oatmeal is a good part of any low-calorie diet plan. These complex carbohydrates snacks are high in fiber, which makes a person feel full longer. Having oatmeal muffins with breakfast can reduce the mid-morning hunger cravings that come with high sugary snacks.

Oatmeal muffins provide the body with a good source of daily fiber. Fiber is important part of any diet. It helps the liver and digestive system perform properly. Eating an oatmeal muffin adds fiber to a diet and gives a person a energy to get through a busy day.

Muffins are normally baked in special muffin pans that bake each muffin individually. The muffin pan is normally made from non-stick cooking material, which is durable and cleans up easy. Cooking muffins in a muffin pan helps to ensure the muffins cook properly because the pan distributes the heat evenly.

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Oatmeal muffins are great options for business travelers. These muffins fit nicely into small backpacks or brief cases and can be eaten almost anytime during the day. Muffins have a three- to four-day shelf life before they become hard, which makes them a good choice for a traveling snack.

Oatmeal is a good source of protein, iron, and fiber. Eating oatmeal muffins can reduce bad cholesterol absorption. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which can reduce bad cholesterol in the body.

Some fruit muffin recipes also include oatmeal. Oatmeal gives a muffin more texture and flavor. Popular fruit muffins that have oatmeal include apple muffins, raisin muffins, and peach muffins. These ingredients make for tasty treats and give a person extra energy to get through the day.

An oatmeal muffin is a better choice than other sugary snacks. Eating oatmeal on a regular basis can fight disease and help keep the body’s metabolism burning. This tasty treat is a smart health option that can reduce daily caloric intake.

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