Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Muffins


When I got home from school and work yesterday, I had a bit of time before going out to dinner with Joe at Tin Angel for Nashville Originals Restaurant Week. I've been itching to make these pumpkin raisin muffins, but since it's been in the 80s, it just hasn't quite felt enough like fall to make them. So I did a little searching and found this recipe for oatmeal raisin muffins. I love anything oatmeal raisin, and I love muffins so I figured this would be something nice and quick to whip up.

They did make the house smell amazing, almost like cookies. I was a little concerned because the dough was very thick, again, almost like a cookie batter. And when I took the muffins out, they looked like little oatmeal raisin muffin-shaped rocks. These are definitely not fluffy buttery muffins, but I had one this morning and it wasn't too bad. It would've been better microwaved for a few seconds and spread with some butter or margarine, but it will be a wonderful healthy snack for Joe and I when we're on the go. It definitely tastes healthy, if you know what I mean, but there is a lot of sweetness from the raisins.

I might find a different recipe for this type of thing or replace 1/2 of the whole-wheat flour with AP flour for a less "wheaty" taste. I did swap out applesauce for the oil, so my version is even lighter than the recipe shown.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
source: RecipeZaar

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil (or applesauce)
1 egg
1/2 cup raisins

Instructions:

Heat oven to 400-degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. In mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (except raisins); mix well. In a large mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients; mix well. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients, just until moistened. Stir in raisins. Spoon batter evenly into 12 cups of a muffin pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Info (with oil):
Serving size, 1 muffin
Calories: 170
Total Fat: 5.9 g
Total Carb: 27 g
Total Protein: 4.3 g

3 comments:

Cate said...

I love muffins but hate how most of them are SO unhealthy. Thanks for this recipe!

That Girl said...

I love healthy muffins! I'm such a sucker for bran, oat, or any granoly muffin.

Lisa said...

Just found your blog. I will be visiting frequently. Good muffins!