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Friday, February 20, 2009

BLUEBERRY-OATMEAL MUFFINS

Ingredients:
* 1 cup old-fashioned oats
* 2 cups fat-free or low-fat buttermilk
* 1 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
* 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
* 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp. salt
* 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
* 1 tsp. grated orange zest
* 1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions:
1. Combine oats and buttermilk in mixing bowl. Cover; let stand 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray muffin pan cups with nonstick cooking spray or use pleated paper liners.

3. Combine buttermilk mixture, flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs and orange zest in second mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Fold in blueberries and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling them 3/4 full.

4. Bake 15 minutes, or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; place on wire rack to cool.

Makes 18.

Nutritional Information per SERVING:
Calories 130
Protein 4g
Total fat 3g
Carbs 23g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 270mg
Fiber 2g
Sugars 12g

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