Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

You can’t sleep.  No matter what you do, sleep will not come.  You want to sleep; you’re trying your hardest to drift off to dreamland, but nothing helps.  You count sheep, you sing a song in your head, you roll over a thousand times, you think relaxing thoughts, sleepy thoughts.  You’ll do anything at all if only for a little shut eye.

But what you end up doing is staring at the clock, as the hours move forward and the only thought crossing your mind is the smaller and smaller amount of sleep you’ll be able to get before it’s time to begin the day anew.  You get mad at yourself, or maybe it’s the world.  And we all know anger is going to make going to sleep easier.

Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

Finally, you turn on the TV.  Maybe there’s one in your bedroom or perhaps you have to venture out of the comfort of your bed, not that it was offering much comfort on this particular night.  What’s on TV?  The short answer: nothing.  Hundreds of channels and there is NOTHING to watch.  How is this possible?  Even HBO and Showtime are airing dumb movies or have even signed off.  Maybe you turn to infomercials, but me?  I zip right to the home shopping channels.

Don’t ask me why, but I’ve loved watching the shopping channels since I was a little girl.  I would watch them during the day then and write down the item number, price, and description of things I liked.  Sometimes Mom or Dad would order something from my extensive list.  I used to have this giant cubic zirconia ring that I rocked in my preteen years.  It was my favorite piece of jewelry back then and always a conversation topic.  I go in phases of watching and ordering.  They typically kick into high gear when I’ve not been feeling well or am a little down and out.

Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

Somehow, the hosts make every product seem totally necessary.  Caramel apples with chocolate drizzle?  Of course I need those, even though I am allergic to chocolate!  In all seriousness, though, we have bought some cool jewelry, our first digital camera (still working), and a Dyson vacuum, among other things.

It’s mindless television that provides comfort and allows my mind to escape the sleepless prison it is sometimes in, as I finally drift off to sleep.  And I haven’t ordered anything in my sleep . . . yet!

Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

After a sleepless night, Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins may be the only thing that could kick the day off to a good start.  I’m excited to be back in the Muffin Monday swing of things with the secret ingredient of Oreos!  OREOS!  When I was browsing Target a few weeks ago, restocking my Easter candy, I saw Birthday Cake Golden Oreos.  I may or may not have jumped for joy.  I opened the package and the smell was intoxicating – just like the Funfetti frosting I used to love as a kid.  And that’s basically what the filling is, soft little Funfetti sprinkle bits and all.

So it made perfect sense to make muffins with these.  Tons of Oreos, a heaping helping of colorful rainbow sprinkles and pure vanilla extract make these a delightful Funfetti treat without so much of the artificial flavor of the original, of course the Oreos still bring some of that artificial flavor to the party – but it’s kind of welcome.  Wouldn’t really be Funfetti without it.  Plus these are super easy to make, no mixer necessary.  The flavor is like a better version of Funfetti cake, that soft vanilla goodness.  The sprinkles add no more than happy colors, while the Oreo cookies soften a bit and the filling become a little crunchy.  Needless to say the Oreos are the star here.  If you wanted to, you could line the pans with cupcake liners and add a bit of vanilla buttercream after they’ve baked and cooled.  These just became cupcakes and are sure to be a huge hit!  Sleepless nights have met their match!

Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday

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Golden Oreo Funfetti Muffins #MuffinMonday
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups Birthday Cake Golden Oreos, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously oil 10 cups in a muffin tin, including the tops.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, vanilla, eggs, oil, and milk until fully combined. Whisk in the flour mixture until there are no more lumps. Stir in the Oreos and rainbow sprinkles.
  4. Using a regular sized ice cream scoop, scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling all the way to the top. Bake for about 25 minutes, rotating halfway through if necessary, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Cool completely in pan. May be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for several hours or in a 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes.

 

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Comments

  1. I’ve never even heard of Birthday Cake Golden Oreos, Laura! I’ll have to look for them this summer when I am back in the States. They make a beautiful muffin!

  2. Absolutely fantastic Laura! Made my morning much better 🙂

  3. I’ll definitely be looking for some birthday cake Oreos to make some of these. I bet these are fantastic! Can’t wait to try them out!

    • Thanks, Miranda, and thanks for visiting! Regular Golden Oreos would work really well too if you can’t find the Birthday Cake ones.

  4. These muffins look like so much fun! I love all the colours inside, and they look so moist too. P.S. I linked to you in my blog today! 🙂

  5. Ugh those nights are the worst!!

    These muffins are THE BEST though! And so pretty!

    • OMG! The worst. It’s so frustrating when I’m exhausted and then all of the sudden just can’t sleep. Thanks, Kayle!

  6. Sleepless nights have definitely found their match with these muffins! I love all those pretty colors. And made with birthday cake oreos?? I have got to go find me some!

  7. Mmm those muffins look delicious! I love Funfetti.

  8. I never have a problem waking up to funfetti for breakfast. 🙂 I love those birthday cake Oreos!

  9. Now, I want to go watch the shopping channel for a Dyson vacuum! These muffins look like fun. They’d definitely brighten up my morning!

    • Thanks, Lisa! It’s funny but that Dyson is by far the longest lasting vacuum we’ve ever had. It’s been going strong almost five years now (knock on wood!)

  10. My eyes just died and went to heaven. These are the epitome of all Oreo muffins. Yum!

  11. Golden Oreo’s are the best oreos, and these birthday cake oreos taste just like them! This recipie is good way to turn a dessert snack into a Breakfast Muffin! Great job!

  12. GREAT JOB JUST A AWESOME SNACK.

  13. I love when people use sprinkles in cookies or muffins! That makes those treats so much more festive and attractive to eat! 🙂

  14. These were great !!!! Very colorful way to start my day….thank you.

  15. These were fun and delicious! I’m sorry I’ve missed a couple other posts :(. Been really busy.

    • Glad you liked these, Kristy! All of the old posts are still here. I’d love if you’d click back and give me some feedback on the ones you missed 🙂

  16. Great treat nice and sweet with some color. Loved them.

    5 stars.

  17. These were Awesome!!!

  18. Very fun! I will have to find these to surprise my daughter with. And then i will have to make these!

  19. I just made muffins last night (not your recipe!) and overfilled my muff pan by just a smidgeon and ended up with mushrooms, not muffins. Lol. Yours are pretty full but not quite as shroom-like as mine were. They look so moist and fluffy! love the sprinkles!!!

    • I love giant muffins and always fill my tin all the way to the top. I did think these would rise a little more, but the Oreos must have weighed them down. Thanks, Averie!

  20. A very colorful tasty treat. Thanks

  21. I was wondering if almond milk was necessary for this recipe? can I substitute regular milk for almond milk?

    • You can absolutely use regular milk or soy milk or coconut milk. Whatever you like will be fine. Hope you like them, Christy!

  22. Oh man… I can totally feel the texture of these in my mouth… Crumbly but moist, a satisfying crunch from the oreo chunks… mmm! Your shopping channel story is funny, I used to watch them too, but NEVER ordered anything! haha and now I only have “over-the-air” cable and funny enough, I still get HSN, QVC, etc.

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