Now that the kids are back in school, we’ve traded the stress of having kids underfoot all day for hectic mornings. My kids have loved their new teachers and routines and it has been so much fun watching them start a new school year with great attitudes but those mornings may just do me in! These easy baked oatmeal muffins will save your sanity on crazy mornings before school and kids LOVE them! The best part is you can collect Box Tops with the new app to help your local schools when you buy what you need to make them at Walmart.
Use the Box Tops for Education App to Save Time
I’m all for multi-tasking whenever possible — I don’t have time for anything else — so I love the Box Tops for Education program. I can support my local schools while I’m doing my regular grocery shopping.
For years I’ve had a little plastic baggy of Box Tops squirreled away in one of my kitchen drawers — not really the most elegant solution, but it got the job done. I was so excited to hear about the Box Tops for Education App because I saw right away just how much time that would save me.
There’s no clipping Box Tops — All you do is buy participating products, scan your receipt after you shop, then watch your earnings add up for your local schools.
I have kids in 3 different schools this year and I love to support them, because I know they can always use extra funds. I love how easy the Box Tops for Education program makes it for me to support my local schools.
Walmart has an amazing offer that lets you buy 5 participating products and earn $5 for your local schools. Check out the details here.
This is such a quick way to earn money to help your schools and you’ll be doing it while buying products that you already need. Visit your local Walmart to take advantage of the “Buy 5, Earn $5 in Box Tops” offer.
I’ve participated in the Box Tops for Education program for years and I love that I can support my local schools while shopping for products I already use. Now they make it even easier with the Box Tops for Education App.
My favorite way to do breakfast on busy mornings is to make them ahead of time. It’s one less thing we have to worry about when we are trying to get out the door and it makes our mornings go so much smoother.
These oatmeal muffins are really just individual servings of baked oatmeal and kids love them. You can customize these any way you’d like and they keep really well for about a week in the fridge.
I love that these are so easy to grab on the go. I make them ahead of time so my kids can take one or two when they head out the door to school in the morning. I send them with one in a Ziploc baggies or on a Viva paper towel (depending on how quickly they are going to be eating them) and they are all set for breakfast. These are so filling they keep them going until lunch too!
I always have both Viva Vantage paper towels and Ziploc bags on hand. They help us keep everything running smoothly but they also have an extra perk that I love.
Flip them over and you’ll find Box Tops that you can use to earn money for your local school.
Baked Oatmeal Muffins Ingredients
- 5 cups rolled oats
- 1 large banana, mashed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup of mix-ins (nuts, chocolate chips, fresh fruit, seeds, raisins, dried cranberries, etc.)
Baked Oatmeal Muffins Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In the bowl of your mixer, combine all the ingredients.
Turn the mixer on low and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
Gently stir in any mix-ins. You can divide your oat mixture into several bowls to create several different flavor muffins out of one batch.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until baked through.
You’ll end up with the most amazing baked oatmeal muffins that are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go. We made chocolate chip, raspberry coconut, and blueberry chia seed. Yum!