Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oatmeal Walnuts Dates and Raisins Muffin

I am always trying to get my kids to put on weight. They are on the lower end of a growth chart, when it comes to weight. Knowing this, whenever I make something they like, I try to incorporate as much calories as possible. Of course, in a healthy way! Recently, my daughter started taking to oatmeal porridge. I grab on to small clues like that. And then I decided to take our oatmeal cookies, which everyone in the family loves, to the next level. While searching for recipes that have oatmeal, I came across this title and immediately knew what to do next. Oatmeal muffins!


Oatmeal Walnut Dates and Raisins Muffins

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.


Oatmeal Walnut Dates and Raisins Muffins

If you have picky eaters at home, try these muffins on them. Highly recommend!

Oatmeal Walnut Dates and Raisins Muffins



Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

Notes:

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
Contributor: Namitha

25 comments:

  1. it can't get better than this....i have been planning for ever to make the buttermilk bread that u posted and now this !! :) conflict :):):)

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  2. looks yummy and delicious .....

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  3. Healthy and perfect..Lovely they look!
    US Masala

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  4. This sounds like a very healthy and delicious muffin, the perfect breakfast treat:)

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  5. Healthy n yummy muffins...thanks for sharing

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  6. wonderful muffins to start a the day. love the click with ornage juice in the back.

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  7. Delicious looking muffins. Great click as always.

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  8. Delicious and yummy muffins. Wonderful clicks
    South Indian Home

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  9. Look so fab Nams ....nice pics

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  10. Wow wat a healthy and fantastic looking muffins, love to have anytime..

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  11. Just healthy! I'd love to have some!

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  12. Delicious Muffins,luks very nice...luv the clicks.

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  13. Fantastic muffins..healthy breakfast.

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  14. These look delicious AND healthy! I wish I had a hard time putting on weight...it's all too easy once you hit your 30's.

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  15. Cupcakes looks yummy.Adding dates and oats gives nice taste.Love it.

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  16. breakfast can't any better, i just adore muffins for breakfast, this is so very healthy!

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  17. Delicious and yummy muffins. Wonderful clicks

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  18. that does sound like on hell-o-va healthy muffin :)

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  19. Nami,, kidilan clicks tto, screenil ninne kannedukane thonanilla..

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  20. I ve done oatmeal and raisin one but with dates sounds more delicious and perfect! Lovely click!

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  21. Super-kidu pics Nami...Njan ennale banana muffins bake cheythe ullu..Next time ee muffins annu undakkan pokunne..

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  22. wow things are looking great!
    healthy and yummy muffins! :D

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