Monday, September 8, 2008

CHERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS


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1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. wheat germ
1/3 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/3 c. buttermilk or substitute
3 T. olive oil
1 large egg
1 T. grated orange zest
3/4 c. dried cherries

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix oats, flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, oil, egg, and zest. Pour buttermilk mixture in center of dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Add cherries. Pour into greased or lined muffin cups and bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins.

Notes: I never toast my oats and have used orange zest, orange extract, or skipped the orange flavor completely.  

Linked up at: Eat at Home - cherry recipes, whole wheat flour recipes

6 comments:

Kelly said...

These look great! Does the recipe make a dozen? They are very WW friendly, too. I may have to pick up some dried rcherries when I go to the grocery store today.

BETHANY said...

Kelly - I just updated the post to say they make 12-15.

Kelly said...

Thanks Bethany.

Traci said...

B~ you said you freeze half- is that freeze after bake or freeze dough? I'm assuming baked but just wanted to clarify. They look yummy and I have all ingredients except dried cherries but I have orange flavored craisins that I might sub in.

BETHANY said...

Traci - I freeze them after I bake them.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

These sound really good and healthy too.