Sunday, October 8, 2006

baking muffins

My dad is a famous muffin maker. He has so many muffin cookbooks that he has an index book to help him find the muffin recipe he wants. I, however, have only one muffin recipe. I use it for everything. I like it because (a) it has hardly any sugar, (b) it has hardly any oil, (c) it contains lots of oats--and I make it even healthier by putting in oats and bran, (d) it only requires one mixing bowl, speeding up both the preparation and the washing up. Here it is.
Chocolate Chip Muffins
adapted from More with Less
makes 12 large or 18 small muffins

Mix together in large bowl:
1 1/2 c (190 g) flour
1/4 c (25 g) sugar
1 T baking powder

Stir in:
1 c (90 g) oats
1 c (180 g) chocolate chips (or 1/2 c [75 g] raisins or anything else that you fancy)

3 T oil
1 egg, beaten
1 c (250 ml) milk

Stir only until combined. Fill muffin cups and bake at 425 F (205 C) for 15 minutes.


Kevin, Sonya, Claire & Max said...

Maybe I will make this today... I feel like cooking. Maria made a great stuffing from a cook book yesterday... and it was amazing - I will post it when I get it from her... it had long grain wild rice - yummm.

Justin Hatt said...

I am going to keep that recipe! I LOVE oatmeal chocolate chip muffins. MMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Jayme said...

I added two mashed overripe bananas today, and cut the milk down to 3/4 of a cup and they are delicious!

sarah said...

Jayme, that sounds delicious! Thanks for letting me know, it sounds like a variation I should try, too.

Jayme said...

Last weekend I replaced the cup of chocolate chips with a cup of frozen blueberries and I added some cinnamon and they were a big hit! Maya wanted the last muffin this morning and it was already growing fuzzy mold. A testament to the absence of preservatives! What I love about this recipe is that it's short enough that I've already memorized it and I whipped up a new batch of muffins in about 10 minutes. The hardest part for Maya is waiting the 15 minutes for them to come out of the oven! I love sending these in her lunch box when she goes to daycare. Thanks Sarah...this recipe has become a staple in our house.

sarah said...

Hello jayme, I still make these very often, every other weekend it seems! Blueberry and cinnamon sounds like a great pairing--I guess this recipe is adaptable to any filling you like. :)

Jayme said...

Today I made these with 3/4 cup of raisins, 3/4 cup of coconut, 1/2 cup of pecans, 1 mashed banana and a few shakes of cinnamon. They are amazing. Can't tell you enough how much I love this recipe!

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