*To make the muffins gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oatmeal packets. Bakery on Main makes a healthy, certified gluten-free, lower-sugar option with some fun flavors. I like their “maple multigrain muffin” variety and then use applesauce or pumpkin butter in the recipe. I’ve also made a version with mashed banana and a tablespoon of PB2. Feel free to mix and match and be creative.
**I used to add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup to the recipe but now forego it. Feel free to mix in a sweetener of choice if you prefer a sweeter muffin. Conversely, you could start with plain instant oatmeal and experiment with savory flavors.