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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Whole Wheat & Oat Muffins

Sometimes you don't need a reason to bake something simple yet special. Life itself is worth celebrating - everyday. I accidentally came across this super simple recipe on my favourite baking site as I was hunting for some kid friendly yet healthy baking recipes - something hardcore simple and hardcore healthy. There are plenty of bogus recipes out there which promise you health in your food but end up asking for a lot of unhealthy additions which make the outcome rather sinful and make you guilty of even having eaten it. 

Although I love baking with maida (all purpose flour), the guilt trip that I later embark on is rather unpleasant. To add to that, I am seriously working towards getting a fitter body than I currently own. I had mentioned in my earlier post about my diet regimen that sometimes goes for a toss when I give in to tempations. This was not to be with this recipe. Unless you are trying to avoid one or more of the listed ingredients completely, I think it's very healthy especially for fussy kids (and mommies of those kids trying to stay healthy).


I will leave my gyaan baazi (doling out generous amounts of knowledge & advice) on the benefits of Whole Wheat & Oats for another post, for now I want to wish an old friend (Hyacinth) & a new one (May) a very Happy Birthday and God's abundant blessings of health & happiness! As you grow a year older & wiser, may you find new friends, renew old ties, grow in love with your families and praise and thank God each day for the wonderful blessing of 'Life'! Have a FANTASTIC day girls!! 



Whole Wheat & Oat Muffins
You Need:

  • 1 cup (130gms) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (150gms) oat bran * see note
  • 1/3 cup (75gms) light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest (skin)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey (the recipe asked for unsulphered molasses - I didnt have any)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp odourless oil (I used light olive oil)
  • 1 1/4 cup (300ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (70gm) raisins (I used a lot less, but i wish i didnt cut back on this as it lends a nice flavour to the muffins)
Note: 
I used regular quick cooking oats (Quaker Oats) as I didnt have Oat bran. In India Oat bran and wheat bran is available by a brand named Bagrry's. 


Method:
1. If you are using rolled oats instead of oat bran, I suggest you powder it a little in a mixer grinder before using it unless you like the grainy texture of the muffins
2. In a large bowl sift the dry ingredients together - sugar, cinnamon, wheat flour, oats, orange zest, baking soda, baking powder & salt
3. In another bowl mix the lightly beaten egg, milk, honey, oil & vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients & mix well. Toss in the raisins and incorporate.
4. Grease a 12 cup muffin tray with oil & dust it with flour (unless you are using muffin cups). Pour out spoonfulls of batter into the cups.


5. Bake in a preheated oven at 205 degree C for 16-17 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean
6. Enjoy this light snack with a hot cup of coffee.


6 comments:

  1. A small compliment for your lovely blog at my blog, plz do collect at
    http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/2011/05/awards.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Super fluffy and wonderful looking muffins makes me drool,soo inviting and healthy..

    Thanks for trying my recipes Shireen,am happy and honoured,i have no words to say how happy i felt whenever i cross ur encouraging words in my space..

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super fluffy and awesome muffins dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. looks really tempting and healthy :), I am going to try thiese soon!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Whole Wheat & Oat Muffins

Sometimes you don't need a reason to bake something simple yet special. Life itself is worth celebrating - everyday. I accidentally came across this super simple recipe on my favourite baking site as I was hunting for some kid friendly yet healthy baking recipes - something hardcore simple and hardcore healthy. There are plenty of bogus recipes out there which promise you health in your food but end up asking for a lot of unhealthy additions which make the outcome rather sinful and make you guilty of even having eaten it. 

Although I love baking with maida (all purpose flour), the guilt trip that I later embark on is rather unpleasant. To add to that, I am seriously working towards getting a fitter body than I currently own. I had mentioned in my earlier post about my diet regimen that sometimes goes for a toss when I give in to tempations. This was not to be with this recipe. Unless you are trying to avoid one or more of the listed ingredients completely, I think it's very healthy especially for fussy kids (and mommies of those kids trying to stay healthy).


I will leave my gyaan baazi (doling out generous amounts of knowledge & advice) on the benefits of Whole Wheat & Oats for another post, for now I want to wish an old friend (Hyacinth) & a new one (May) a very Happy Birthday and God's abundant blessings of health & happiness! As you grow a year older & wiser, may you find new friends, renew old ties, grow in love with your families and praise and thank God each day for the wonderful blessing of 'Life'! Have a FANTASTIC day girls!! 



Whole Wheat & Oat Muffins
You Need:

  • 1 cup (130gms) whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (150gms) oat bran * see note
  • 1/3 cup (75gms) light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest (skin)
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey (the recipe asked for unsulphered molasses - I didnt have any)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp odourless oil (I used light olive oil)
  • 1 1/4 cup (300ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (70gm) raisins (I used a lot less, but i wish i didnt cut back on this as it lends a nice flavour to the muffins)
Note: 
I used regular quick cooking oats (Quaker Oats) as I didnt have Oat bran. In India Oat bran and wheat bran is available by a brand named Bagrry's. 


Method:
1. If you are using rolled oats instead of oat bran, I suggest you powder it a little in a mixer grinder before using it unless you like the grainy texture of the muffins
2. In a large bowl sift the dry ingredients together - sugar, cinnamon, wheat flour, oats, orange zest, baking soda, baking powder & salt
3. In another bowl mix the lightly beaten egg, milk, honey, oil & vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients & mix well. Toss in the raisins and incorporate.
4. Grease a 12 cup muffin tray with oil & dust it with flour (unless you are using muffin cups). Pour out spoonfulls of batter into the cups.


5. Bake in a preheated oven at 205 degree C for 16-17 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean
6. Enjoy this light snack with a hot cup of coffee.


6 comments:

  1. A small compliment for your lovely blog at my blog, plz do collect at
    http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/2011/05/awards.html

    ReplyDelete
  2. Super fluffy and wonderful looking muffins makes me drool,soo inviting and healthy..

    Thanks for trying my recipes Shireen,am happy and honoured,i have no words to say how happy i felt whenever i cross ur encouraging words in my space..

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super fluffy and awesome muffins dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. looks really tempting and healthy :), I am going to try thiese soon!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)