No-Flour No-Sugar Oat Walnut Fruit Muffins

"This recipe is adapted from a friend's--it makes hearty, moist muffins that are good for South Beach Phase 2 because they have no refined carbs or sugar--just oats, oat bran, flax seed, and walnuts. I make them for my partner who has high cholesterol. The flax seed substitutes for oil/butter and also makes them really fluffy; for SB you can substitute fresh/frozen blueberries or cranberries for the craisins. Note: These are NOT SWEET--they are more like a walnut-fruit bread than a sweet muffin, we prefer this. You can make them sweeter by using vanilla soy milk, but that adds sugar to this no-sugar delight. The fruit is also optional--I've made them with just walnuts and they are still delicious. Enjoy!"
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
12 muffins
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  • Mix the wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients (except the fruit) together in a larger bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mix well.
  • Add the dried or fresh/frozen berries, if desired.
  • Spoon into the muffin tin--fill each cup about 3/4 of the way up.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes.
  • Let cool 2 minutes in the pan, then cool completely on rack.
  • Muffins can be frozen and thawed if you aren't going to eat them right away.

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Reviews

  1. Tea Jenny
    This is just up my street, I like the fact that they are not sweet at all. They are very dense but not heavy or gooey. I used the applesauce rather than the banana, I like apples better, and I cut the recipe by half, other than that I followed the recipe. I really liked these and I will be making them again. Very healthy and good for my diabetic diet. Thank you for posting. Made for Healthy choices ABC tag game 2011.
     
  2. Torachef 1997
    I liked these a lot! Baked them as an accompaniment to a soup supper. As the recipe says -- not sweet. But great texture, very filling, delicious. I used almond milk, btw, and it worked fine. Thanks!
     
  3. susanrodriguez444
    Can you replace the Milk, with any other Milk products. I have Celiac's disease also Lactose intolerance.
     
  4. Ungula
    I loved these! They were very popular and wonderfully moist. Only changes I made was substitute pecans for walnuts and almond milk for soy. Still turned out wonderfully and would make them again!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Ungula
    I loved these! They were very popular and wonderfully moist. Only changes I made was substitute pecans for walnuts and almond milk for soy. Still turned out wonderfully and would make them again!
     

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