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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

 I am partial to oatmeal, especially with raisins.  It can be in any form: hot cereal, cookies, granola or bread.  These muffins are now in that list, too.  They made the perfect breakfast or snack or even dessert.   Full of plump raisins and cinnamon, I cannot say enough good things about them.  Oh!  And they are good for you, too.  This recipe comes from the book Prevent a Second Heart Attack.   The only thing I will do next time I make them is to either reduce the sugar or substitute a different form of sweetener (like maple syrup or honey).
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins (from Prevent A Second Heart Attack)
1/2 cup raisins
4 Tbsp water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar (or less)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup fat free milk
4 egg whites (or 2 eggs)
2 Tbsp flaxseed oil (or other fat)
Prepare 12 muffin cups with paper cups or vegetable spray or whatever it is that you use to grease a pan. Place the raisins and water in a microwavable bowl and heat for 30 seconds and then set aside to plump.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the flours, oatmeal, sugar, powder and cinnamon.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the applesauce, milk, eggs, oil and raisins (with water).  Stir until just mixed.  Spoon batter into muffin cups.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until done.  Cool in pan 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack.


25 comments:

Ann said...

I too, love oatmeal. These look great!

Ryan said...

These look delicious! I love oatmeal too. Must try these!

Tiffanee said...

Oh wow delicious and healthy. Loving this recipe. I have been on an oats kick lately.

Gina said...

Like the new header Kristen! My mom would love these, she is a huge oatmeal raisin fan, I've been bringing her snacks, will have to add this one! Thanks. Hope you are having a great week. Really nice photo too.
-Gina-

Lizzy said...

Those muffins are perfect! Beautiful, healthy and delicious! Triple whammy~

aipi said...

I love this combination in cookies sure muffins will be great too! They came out super perfect :)

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Drick said...

I could use these for my morning snack, or would love them any time really

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They look like a nice way to have an oatmeal breakfast or snack!

Monet said...

Healthy and delicious? We all need more recipes like this. Thank you for sharing such a tempting and nutritious treat. I hope you are doing well. Stay warm and enjoy the end of your week!

Sadik Ali said...

This sounds so healthy and delicious. I have never tried oatmeal and raisin combo in muffin before. I definitely need to try this :)
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Prathima Rao said...

I have recently become a big fan of muffins & this one goes to my to-do list!! Looks too good Kristen..;)
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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Fabulous! I am a big oatmeal raisin cookie fan, so I KNOW I'd love these!

Susi said...

I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie and these muffins sound like a fantastic breakfast I can feel good about serving my family. Thanks for sharing :o)

Delishhh said...

I am with you. I love oatmeal and raisin. You should check out the cookies i have right now posted :) you would love them http://delishhh.com/2011/02/21/oatmeal-crisps/. I am saving your recipe for a great morning muffin.

thecountrycook said...

My father in law is on a pretty strict diet right now and he loves oatmeal in all of its forms. I think this would be perfect for him (and for myself!!)Will definitely follow your advice about using less sugar too :)
Brandie

Vimitha Anand said...

A healthy and perfectly delicious recipe...and love your version...

Brian said...

I don't know, muffins made using egg whites and no butter seem awfully suspicious! But these do sounds delicious...especially if you use maple syrup as the sweetener.

briarrose said...

Yum! What a great, healthy muffin.

Now Serving said...

Hi there, First time you you blog - I love the simplicity of these muffins and I can even see myself trying to make them :) I like the idea of subbing sugar with honey or even Agave which we have taken to using for a year now ... Lovely post and wonderful blog - Look forward to visiting regularly :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I love oatmeal and raisins. It is always nice to get a healthy muffin recipe :)

Amanda said...

Great combination! Now I want muffins for breakfast tomorrow :)

Katerina said...

I love raisins in my cakes so these ones are definitely a keeper!

Miz Helen said...

Oatmeal and raisins in a warm muffin, that is pure comfort. Your muffins will be so good. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Sue said...

Wow, they're healthy too? Can't get any better than that!

take-a-coffee-break said...

A great looking oatmeal muffin, and healthy too! A great way to start the lunch time order for this week! x

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