Friday, March 20, 2009

Good & Good For You Muffins

I've made muffins a few times now from scratch, and although they have been delicious, they weren't exactly healthy. I came across this recipe, and it was exactly what I was looking for. They were super simple to make, but I would make some changes to improve the flavor next time. I would reduce the oats to 1 cup, increase the applesauce to 1/2 cup, and increase the cinnamon.

The muffins also tasted great (and similar to cinnamon raisin bagels) warmed up and with a little fat free cream cheese on them. Also, this was my first time using whole wheat flour, so look forward to trying new healthier recipes.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
Found on Food Alla Puttanesca, originally from Recipezaar


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 I used unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1/2 cup raisins


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

1 comment:

Colleen said...

These looks great! I love that you subbed applesauce in too!