Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

I tried this recipe from Dietitians of Canada's Simple Great Food awhile ago, and wanted to share it with you. I enjoyed the muffins best warm from the oven!

1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 c ground flaxseed
1/4 c granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt (I just used a dash)
1 egg
1 c milk
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c liquid honey
1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips or dried fruit
1/2 c chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cups (or lightly grease).

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil, and honey. Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts (if using).
3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch and a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

*If you choose to use dried fruit instead of chocolate chips, you will add nutrition and fibre to your muffins.

Per servings: 210 Calories, 8.7g fat, 3.3g fibre, 4.6g protein; high in magnesium

Steph Wheler