December 19 is National Oatmeal Muffin Day – yum! Not only are oats delicious, but they are chock full of heart-health benefits (oats help lower cholesterol), contain phytochemicals (which are thought to help reduce the risk of cancer) and are high in fiber (which keeps you full longer). And here’s the best thing we could ask for this time of year: Beta-gluten in oats even helps boost your immune system! Sounds like we should be eating oats every day from now until February to beat cold and flu season. And we can, because these low-fat muffin recipes won’t give you a dreaded muffin-top: Infuse some blueberries for a little fruity flavor: Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins from Joy the Baker. Perfectly moist muffins without using a hint of butter – mission accomplished! A healthy treat for your sweet tooth – Banana Oatmeal Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips from Fit and Healthy with Debbie. This easy recipe will leave you with a delightful yet nutritious muffin in under 30 minutes – yes please! Savor the last few days of fall when you enjoy the spice of the season: Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins from Food & Fitness 4 Real. Pumpkin muffins with a crunch! Bonus: this recipe calls for NO flour! Already committed to a daily breakfast routine? It’s still easy to squeeze some oats in with these savory muffins perfect for any meal: Sausage, Cheese and Oat Muffins from All Recipes. This hearty muffin is sure to fill you up, AND satisfy your “breakfast anytime” cravings.