Morning Oatmeal Muffins

March 10, 2009

Sometimes I forget how good really simple meals can be.  Most everything I make nowadays has a sauce or multiple components, but tonight we just ate pan-fried steak, brown rice and boiled turnip greens, and it was really good.  This recipe is kind of the opposite –although the preparation is quite simple,  it’s a muffin form mix of everything you might think to put in your oatmeal in the morning, all at once.  If I’d had either less or more than one banana, it might have been different, but really these muffins can take anything you want to throw in them(although if you switch out the apples for something less acidic I would take out the baking soda).

Recipe

(makes 12 muffins)

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 apple, finely chopped or 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 375F, and prep 12 muffin tins – either with spray oil or paper muffin cups.  Stir together the dry ingredients, being sure to break up chunks of brown sugar, then add the wet and stir until just mixed.    Fill the muffin cups — they will be very full, but these don’t rise very much — maybe 15%.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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