Monday, March 14, 2011

What's for Dinner? 3/14/11

This one's not a dinner entree... But tasty anyway! Today we're having Blueberry-Oatmeal Muffins. Recipe is taken from (my favorite site lately, if you haven't noticed. ;) ) And before we get started I thought I would show you the ridiculously small nature of my kitchen. Those living in your less-than-dream kitchen, take heart! It is possible to cook in a small space.

What you'll need:
1cup Fat Free vanilla or plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
1cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1egg or 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2cup packed brown sugar
2/3cup  all-purpose flour
2/3cup whole wheat flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon salt
1cup fresh or frozen (do not thaw) blueberries

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and grease the bottoms of a muffin tin. Take your oatmeal and yogurt and mix it together in a small bowl, like so. Then set it aside for a bit.
In a mixer bowl, mix the egg, oil, and brown sugar. I used just a whole egg instead of two egg whites.

Stir in the flours, salt and cinnamon. It will look like this when you're done:
Next, add in your yogurt mixture.

Mix it all up. The batter will look kind of weird. It will be kind of like a thin oatmeal cookie texture, like so:

Now, mix in the blueberries by hand. If you use the mixer they'll mash up and make for some pretty nasty muffins.
I used frozen blueberries. It's important that you don't thaw them before putting them in. If you thaw them they will get all juicy amd mushy and again make some pretty nasty muffins. After the blueberries are well incorporated, spoon the batter/dough (i'm not sure what to call it! It's thicker than batter, but too thin to be a dough!) evenly into twelve muffin cups. I ended up with about two rounded spoonfuls in each muffin cup.
Bake them in 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. I ended up baking mine for almost a half hour because my oven is super bad at maintaining a proper temperature. For whatever reason it doesn't like to be 400 degrees. It's either cooler, or it's about 450 degrees. So I baked these for about a half hour at 375 degrees. I could have baked them a bit longer, but they were still mighty tasty!

Mine were a bit ugly, but they were so SO so SO good. I ate them with some of the left over yogurt for breakfast. I may have eaten two at at time... Enjoy!


Beth C. said...

These look super delish! I want to run out now and grab some blueberries and some whole wheat flour( I have been looking for a good muffin recipe).

Punctuation Mark said...

they look quite good by the way... yum!!!