Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
You can use bananas instead of the nuts and raisins
- 2 1⁄4 cups oatmeal
- 1⁄4 cup nuts
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 2⁄3 cup honey
- 2 eggs (lighty beaten)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Pre-heat oven at 450°F.
- Cover 12 muffin bowls with oven-safe paper.
- On a big bowl, mix oatmeal, nuts, raisins, baking powder and salt (if used).
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix til you have an even mix.
- Put the mix on the muffin bowls and fill 3/4 of each one.
- Bake for 13-15 min or til golden.
If you were expecting actual muffins of some kind, this is a one...if you were expecting baked oatmeal in a cup, it would be higher....actually 'undercooked' oatmeal in a cup, since the author didn't specify to use quick oats, one usually assumes that means whole. It does not hold together. If you want an actual muffin, try pulsing about half the oats in your food processor to make a flour, and cut the honey in half and replace with brown or rapadura sugar, (or entirely with). You might get something closer to an actual muffin you can eat in your hand. Luckily, I was able to fiddle around and use the mess to make a soft granola bar for my son's lunch box. Not the way I had planned to start my day when I just wanted a quick muffin recipe, however, it worked out fine in the end.
I enjoy these way too much! To make these even healthier, I now use soy milk in place of regular and reduce the honey to 1/2 cup. 1/4 cup applesauce and 3T. ground flax can be used in place of oil. I also like to increase raisins to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 tsp cinnamon. I've also found that a little lemon zest added to the batter makes these quite special. Baked at 375Â° for 15 - 20 min., these turn out perfect. Edited to say: I was so intent on telling about my changes, I forgot to say that the original recipe is very good!
This recipe turned out great! Very moist. Changes: 1. Used 3 very ripe bananas instead of the nuts and raisins. 2. Baked batter in 9 X 13 oiled pan instead of muffin pan.