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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Oaty Bran Muffins

It's quite easy for me to skip breakfast.

I like toast, occasionally cereal, and when I am really feeling naughty I go for a muffin. The thing is... there is nothing naughty about this muffin - it's packed full of bran flakes and oats. OK, it's got some sugar - but that will give me energy, right? And if I'm on the run, I can't take the toaster or milk carton with me.

These muffins are easy to make, tasty and filling - and you can eat them even when it's long past breakfast time.

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Oaty Bran Muffins
Makes approx 12

1½ cups bran flakes, slightly crushed with your hands
1¼ cups porridge oats
2½ cups self raising flour (you can use half white and half whole wheat flour if you prefer)
¾ cup soft, light brown sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
2 cups milk (I use semi-skimmed)
1 tablespoon honey

Pre-heat oven to 350º.

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and stir together until well mixed in.

Spoon into lined or well-greased muffin cups.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until they are springy when touched.

(Printable Recipe)

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This is my entry into this month's Snackshots, hosted by Michelle at Greedy Gourmet.

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30 comments:

Rosie said...

What great muffins Nic I could eat these anytime not just for breakfast :)

Rosie x

Jan said...

I like the look of those!
I've never made muffins before - I will have to have a go.

nicisme said...

Thank you Rosie!

Jan - you gave me a good laugh with all the comment posts - I thought - ooooh, you must really like the look of those, LOL!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Any muffin with oats and honey sounds perfect to me. Plus I love breakfast, so this would be a real treat!

giz said...

I'm very much into healthier muffins these days - these remind me of the double bran muffins we just made - not too sweet but enough to make you feel like you're cheating when you're really not.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Nic, they look mouthwatering and healthy - I can indulge some more. :)

Jan said...

Thanks for sorting that Nic!
How mad was that??!! The PC had a fit there was nothing I could do!

Kevin said...

Those muffins look good and sound nice and healthy.

LyB said...

I love muffins, so easy to just grab one and go! Those look really good!

farida said...

Great looking muffins. I like anything with oats in it - so healthy!

nicisme said...

Susan - I am into honey and oats lately, but you can't really taste the honey in these.

giz - I will take a look at your muffins, sounds delicious.

Patricia - well I guess they are healthier than some of the other kinds of muffins, I could eat a plate of these for sure!

Jan - that has been happening to me a bit lately - blame it on blogger!!

Kevin and LyB - thank you!

nicisme said...

Hi there farida - thanks so much!

myfrenchkitchen said...

I don't eat breakfasts either, but these delicious looking muffins could take met there...AND they're healthy! Like always I love your photography..
Ronell

Aran said...

First of all, thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Secondly, these are gorgeous.... I love how you capture the color... moist, delicious and healthy!!

Margaret said...

These muffins look like a tasty breakfast alternative, especially if you're someone who doesn't usually eat first thing in the morning.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This would be a great grab & go breakfast. Perfect for on the ride to school. They look delicious!

Helen said...

oooh, I could never skip breakfast! I love the look of these muffins though, I could eat them for my 2nd breakfast!

Jeanne said...

Mmm, great minds think alike! I made cherry oat muffins on Saturday :) It seems that in this country if you want healthy muffins (sans choc chips!!) You have to make them yourself ;-) These look heavenly and I'll definitely be trying them soon.

nicisme said...

Ronell - thank you so much.

Aran - welcome, and I am so glad I discovered your blog.

Margaret - sometimes I'm too busy to even think about breakfast!

Sticky - I can grab one from the freezer and eat it later!

Helen - 2 breakfasts? Now there's a thought!! (Can I have 2 lunches and dinners too?)

Jeanne - cherry oat muffins sounds really good - hope you post the recipe!

Chuck said...

Nicisme, I love the muffins and they look perfect! I'll take a dozen or two.

Alfie said...

Nic - I always love reading your blog and I’ve left you an award for creativity and design for all your lovely pics (it’s on my blog if you’d like to pick it up!)

Anonymous said...

I'd happily eat one of these beauties any day for breakfast.

Pixie

Private Chef said...

Hi there

Have just found your blog and it is yest another example of all the great food blogs that are out there! I just don't have time to read all the blogs I have saved at this stage! I started off blogging myself and have just set up www.ifoods.tv which is a place for foodies, bloggers and chefs to hand out and share their recipes, photos and food videos. Would love to see you there sharing some of your great photos! Keep up the great work on the blog, have bookmarked it so will be a regular reader!

vegeyum said...

I wanted to tell you that I made your muffins, and they were GREAT. Thank you.

nicisme said...

Thanks chuck!

Alfie - oooh, thanks for the award, I'll pop over!

Pixie - I do quite often!

Private Chef - I'll pop over and have a look.

Vegeyum - I am so glad to hear that you made and liked them, thanks for letting me know!

Michelle said...

You're baaaaaad, Nic! Don't go skipping the most important meal of the day now; especially if you can eat these scrummy muffins. Thanks for participating in SnackShots and don't forget to check out the roundup soon!

ServesYouRight said...

These look YUM! Can't wait to try 'em :-)

Smita

nicisme said...

Thanks Michele and great work on the round-up!

ServesYouright - thank you and thanks so much for visiting!

Anonymous said...

hi i really like this recipe and i am going to make it in school. However i need it to be skillful and high in fibre, so could you give me any tips on improving it, such as a skillful topping thats still high in fibre?

Nicisme said...

Hi Anonymous,

You could sprinkle some museli or granola over the muffins before baking, or try this topping recipe:

Topping:
1/4 cup oats
1/4 whole wheat flour
4 tsp brown sugar
4 tsp vegetable oil
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients for the topping together and sprinkle onto muffins before baking.

You could also try adding 2-3 tablespoons of wheat bran to the muffin mixture to give them a bit more fibre.