My honey had been working all weekend on his feet keeping a rather famous Buddhist nun safe from harm. The building where she was teaching was on the San Francisco Bay- an old Ford assembly plant. It was beautiful- all windows and incredibly high ceilings 40+ feet if I had to guess. All weekend it had been cold, rainy, and just blustery- a huge departure from the sunny Indian summer we’d experienced the week before.

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Muffins & My White Chicken

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with Pecans

While I’d enjoyed the teachings of Pema Chodron, the aforementioned Buddhist nun, on Saturday, I opted to stay home on Sunday and be domestic. I wanted to have something warm, toasty and super comforting for my hubby when he got home from work. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are his favorite, but I was looking to create something that was a bit more nourishing. So, here they are my steel-cut oatmeal chocolate chip muffins (and loaf cake too) with crunchy sweet topping Yum!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with Pecans

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 ¼ cups quick cooking steel cut oats
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ c whole wheat flour
  • ½ c unbleached flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with Pecans

  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Soak oats in milk salt and vanilla for 20 minutes
  • Add oil, egg, and mix thoroughly
  • Mix flours, flax, baking powder, ½ of pecans, ½ of chocolate chips, ½ of sugar together until nicely combined
  • Then add the oatmeal mixture to the flour mixture and mix until everything is just wet.
  • Scoop everything into muffin tins or loaf pans. I did six muffins and one loaf pan.
  • Mix leftover sugar, pecans, and chocolate chips & sprinkle on top
  • Bake muffins for 15-20 minutes, or bake loaf for 17-21 minutes.
  • Remove when toothpick comes out clean & place on rack to cool
  • Enjoy at least one while still a little warm with a glass of ice cold milk!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pecan Muffins & My White Chicken

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kristin October 19, 2010 at 8:13 AM

yum! it's funny, I can hear your voice when i'm reading this. what if someone is reading this blog but doesn't know you? I request a T.V. show!!

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sabrinamodel October 19, 2010 at 4:16 PM

You're so on my wavelength, darling! The ultimate culmination of my five year plan involves total food celebrity. I imagine that involves television. Perhaps I'll start experimenting with some youtube videos in the coming months. Although my kitchen is nothing to look at. Le sigh. XX

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theglutenfreedgourmet October 19, 2010 at 4:58 PM

These look delish! I am obsessed with anything involving oatmeal and chocolate so I will definitely have to modify these and give them a try (and no…I won't post it on my blog, lol!). If you want to try a youtube video, you can always use my kitchen…it's small but it photographs well :)

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sabrinamodel October 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Please do post them on your blog, and let me know how they go. That's what makes the blog world go round!

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Heather October 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM

OMG, we can totally give you a set-kitchen vibe honey! Let's brainstorm about it!

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sabrinamodel October 23, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Oh, that would be so great! How do we hide the five kinds of tile in my kitchen?

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Tracykay October 22, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I'm going to make these, Sabrina. They look great. I'll let you know what Aydin and Ayla Kay think of them.

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sabrinamodel October 22, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!

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Keli May 25, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Where do I obtain the nutritional info…need grams of carbs.

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The Tomato Tart May 25, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Hi Keli,
I don\’t have nutritional data for my recipes, but I have seen some calculators online for recipes. I know there is one at sparkpeople.com
I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
Sabrina

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