Friday, January 21, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins


When I first saw muffins in bakery few years back. I called it "Monster Cupcake". I never thought Muffins are totally different than cupcakes until I tried to bake one. Muffins contains fruits, less sugar and less fat (butter). If you want to know more about muffins - Check my healthy blueberry muffins.We prefer to start the morning much on savory side but it is not always possible.
Mornings are the most hectic part of the day for me. Even if I woke up early, I always feel there is no enough time. If you are a mom, you should know what I mean, lunch box, breakfast, kid getting ready to school...To ease out the morning rush, I bake muffins or quick bread at home and freeze for later use. I hate the store bought one- they are huge and the cinnamon taste and banana doesn't please our palate. Call me weird, I cannot accept cinnamon in sweet dishes and stand for banana smell .
I got this recipe from "More Muffins" book, the book doesn't have any images but it has an original version of muffins and "Lighter side" which I absolutely love it. Obviously, I picked the Lighter version of  Oatmeal Raisin Muffins which are low fat, perfect mild sweet and my favorite Dry fruits raisins popping in each bites. Very easy muffin recipe: Golden rule, no over mixing for a soft muffins!

Oatmeal raisin Muffins(lowfat)


Yield: 6 to 7 muffins

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:
All Purpose flour or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour: 1 cup
Uncooked Old-Fashioned Oats: 1 cup
Light brown sugar firmly packed: 1/2 cup
Baking powder:  2 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4

Wet ingredients:
Milk and Egg should be at room temperature
Fat free milk: 1 /2 cup
Large egg whites : 2 slightly beaten
Vegetable oil or Canola oil: 2 tbsp
Vanilla Extract: 1 1/2 tsp

Raisin: 3/4 cup

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly coat the muffins cups with nonstick vegetable spray or oil.
2. In a large bowl, stir the dry ingredients listed above together. In another separate bowl, start beating egg first, and add all the liquid ingredient (Wet ingredients). Beat well until well blended.
3. Now make a well in center of the dry ingredients bowl, pour the liquid (milk, egg, oil) at once in middle. Stir just to combine. Stir the raisins. No Overbeating and Mixing
4. Spoon the batter into prepared muffins pans and fill 3/4 in each cup. Bake for 18 to 22 min or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
5. Cool for 5 minutes in rack before unmolding from cups. Finish cooling in rack and store in air tight container.

This one freeze well .
Ideal if u use within a month the freezer one.

To freeze: After completely cooled.
Wrap with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil. Store in airtight container for Best Result.

To Reheat muffins: wrap in aluminum foil and heat at 350 F for 15 min. The fast reheat: Zap in microwave for few seconds and check if not go for few seconds more.


Oatmeal raisin Muffins(lowfat)

Sending this Oatmeal Raisin Muffins to Priya Who is Hosting CWF-Oats, originated by Kiran

28 comments:

G.Pavani said...

Healthy n delicious muffins.Grt clicks dear..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Thanks for clarifying the difference.I always wondered but never googled it.Your muffins look awesome with raisins.

SS blogs here said...

Thanks for the nice differentiation between cupcakes and muffins! :) Looks like an easy recipe. Cheers and happy breakfast to you!

Pavani said...

Mmmmm.. Those muffins look yumm.. Addition of Oats & raisins definitely makes it a healthy breakfast option.

Sujatha said...

A very healthy breakfast.. Looks deliciious.. great click!

sowmya's creative saga said...

they look absolutely delicious..and healthy to start a morning with..

aipi said...

I love the muffins..especially the fact that they are so nice n plump n soft n fluffy :)..loved the cups too!

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notyet100 said...

too yum,..even i prefer home baked ones,..:-)

Sunshinemom said...

Like the second picture. Shows the light texture of the muffins. I find that adding oats to muffin batter always gives a lighter rise. Good recipe, Cham:).

Lavi said...

Perfect Muffins Cham! Try this combination oats and raisins in cookies, will taste good!

Priti said...

Looks so gud Cham ..gud one

Radhika said...

lovely looking muffins and great clicks

rekhas kitchen said...

Nicely rised muffines looks so soft and healthy recipe..
Thank u so much Cham for trying dondakaya nuvvupodi kura recipe I am very glad to know that u liked it..

Priya said...

Gorgeous,pretty looking muffins..feel like having..

Happy Cook said...

Wowo they are huge and they look so delicious.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Cham... this looks awesome... i made oatmeal coconut muffins today.....

kitchen queen said...

lovely and spongy muffins.

Manasi said...

Oh I like! I also liked the cupcake mold.. very, very nice indeed!

Apu said...

They look amazing!!

Srivalli said...

Looks so good Cham, wish it was an eggless one..would have made it right away...

jayasree said...

Healthy breakfast. Liked the individual moulds.

Prathibha said...

They look yumm...better way to start the day with healthy muffins

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yummy muffins Cham...amazing!!

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

I've had oatmeal cookies before, never in the form of a muffin. I'll definitely try your lovely creations. So cute!

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..I am a big fan of all kinda muffins. Am in love with the last pic ;-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Guilt free snack! Nice recipe!

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!huge muffins, looks tempting

Soma said...

I am in love with your muffin cups. so tall and fancy.!