Maple Oatmeal Muffins
This is an unusual oatmeal muffin recipe in that you actually begin the process by making oatmeal. That is then incorporated into the batter to create pleasing - if somewhat unimpressive - muffins. The muffins tasted very good and the maple was quite noticeable. The thing I didn't like about these muffins was their incredible moistness. They were so moist that some would question whether they were completely cooked through, even though you know they are. They also didn't rise very well despite having 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Bottom Line: I wasn't a big fan of this recipe. Look below for some better options you might try instead. (The recipe on this page was submitted in 2004. It was tested and photographed in April 2017.)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup rolled oats (not the quick-cooking kind)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 large egg
1 6-ounce container vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
How To Make Maple Oatmeal Muffins
Boil 1 cup of water. In a glass mixing bowl, pour boiling water over the oats. Stir in the butter and let stand until room temperature.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 12 muffin cups with paper, butter or grease (I use Crisco).
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat egg with maple syrup and yogurt.
Combine all 3 mixtures, stirring just enough to combine. Fold in the raisins.
Spoon into prepared muffin cups - filling each cup a little over the half-full mark.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Optional Brown Sugar Chopped Nut Topping:
In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon wheat germ, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 Tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle over muffins before baking.
For a similar muffin recipe that turned out better, try our Healthy Maple Oat Muffins. Or using similar ingredients, try a far superior recipe for Maple Oat Nut Scones.
These are best served warm. I make a whole bunch and then put one in the microwave for 30 seconds whenever I want to make a quick treat.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank MooCow for this recipe.
Recipe number 1165. Submitted 1/9/2004.