The wholesome goodness of cholesterol-lowering oats in every delicious bite! We especially like these for breakfast!
1 cup oats (quick-cooking or old fashioned)
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1. In a large mixer bowl, soak the oats in the buttermilk for 15 minutes. Stir in the egg, brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the nuts and raisins (if using); blend well. Stir flour mixture into the oat mixture just until moistened.
3. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in the pan 5 minutes; remove to wire rack. Makes 8 muffins.
I like to make double or even triple recipes of these and freeze them for later use. I wrap each muffin individually in plastic wrap and place them in zip-lock freezer bags.