Friday, September 25, 2009

Jam-Filled Oat Bran Muffins

A delicious addition to your childs lunch box or a fab midday snack.

Ingredients -
1 cup bran
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raspberry jam (or any fruit, for the muffins featured in the photo here we used triple berry jam)

Directions -
1. Pre-heat oven to 425. Lightly grease muffin tins.

2. In a large bowl combine bran, oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl mix together eggs, milk and oil. Stir in walnuts if using. Add to the dry ingredients, mix until just blended. Take care not to over-mix (muffins hate this).

4. Fill muffin cups less than halfway, add a dollop of jam in the center and then add enough batter on top to fill muffin cup about two-thirds, concealing the jam. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow muffins to cool slightly in muffin tin before removing.


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