Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Oatmeal Walnuts Dates and Raisins Muffin
Extremely good breakfast muffin! It works well as a snack for the kids too. The mild flavor of cinnamon and vanilla - with a bite of nuts, dates, and raisins will definitely make you want to eat more. I will make this over and over again.
If you have picky eaters at home, try these muffins on them. Highly recommend!
Rolled Oats- 1 cup
Whole wheat atta flour/AP flour- 1 cup
Brown sugar- 1/2 cup, packed
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon- 1/2 tsp
Toasted Walnuts- 1/2 cup chopped
Raisins- 1/3 cup
Chopped Dates- 1/3 cup
Butter- 1/2 cup/1 stick, melted and cooled
Milk/Buttermilk- 1 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Egg- 1 large, slightly beaten
1.Preheat the oven at 400 degree F and grease or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
1a. Whisk together the dry ingredients( oats, flour, sugar, salt,baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, walnuts, raisins and dates) in a large bowl.
2.Beat together the butter, milk,egg and vanilla in another bowl.
3.Mix in the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Fold in lightly, not over mixing. Just mix for 10-15 seconds and not more than that. By this time almost everything will be wet.
4.Spoon into the muffin pan and sprinkle with some oats if you want.
5.Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6.Cool on a wire rack completely before storing in an air tight container.
1.The original recipe calls for all purpose flour, but I use whole wheat atta, that we use for making rotis.
2.Also I didn't have buttermilk, so I used milk instead.
Recipe Adapted from: Simply Recipes