Saturday, October 30, 2010

Muffins Are The Easiest To Make – Orange Oatmeal Muffins

orange oatmeal muffins
Orange rind and walnuts make these orange oatmeal muffins yummy!

When participants make muffins in our cooking classes, it’s like they have learned a new language, they are amazed at their ability and their results. A puzzled look will often spread over their face when they sample their baked muffins that reads….oh! I did do this? 

Of the 20 some odd recipes we cook over many weeks it’s always the muffin recipe that people will try at home. Why? Because muffins are easy to make, they take little time, and there is relatively little clean-up.

Tips on how to make the perfect muffin:

  • Use paper muffin liners, to make cleaning the muffin pan easier.
  • Resist the urge to over-mix. Add liquids to dry mixture and stir just until moist. Otherwise you get muffins that look tike hard hockey pucks.
  • Muffins are best fresh out of the oven.
  • Muffin freeze well.
  • Store bought muffins are often high in fat and sugar….the bonus of baking your own muffins is that you can control your ingredients. 

Tips on how to make muffins and a recipe for orange oatmeal muffins
Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Makes 8-10

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
½ cup brown sugar

½ cup oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated fine
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350℉. 

Pour buttermilk over rolled oats into a small bowl, and set aside. 

In another bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar and oil.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, orange rind and walnuts. Add oatmeal mixture and stir all until just blended.
Spoon into muffin cups lined with paper cups
Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Other muffin recipes to try:

Banana Wheat Germ Muffins
Banana Wheat Germ Muffins

Morning Glory muffins
Morning Glory Muffins

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely delicious! I have made them at least 6 times over the past 2 months. I love the small quantity as well.
It was through this recipe that I started dehydrating (in oven) my own orange rind. It is wonderful. I have also done these using lemon rind and blueberries in place of walnuts. Also I don't buy buttermilk so I substitute 3/4 C of sour cream and top up with 2% milk to make the 1C of fluid. This recipe is wonderful flavor, nice quantity for 2 retired folks, easy to clean up and very versatile. Thank you so much. 💓