Monday, June 11, 2012

blueberry oat bran mini muffins

It appears that the only thing that motivates me to post these days is the  Secret Recipe Club. It would seem like I don't bake anymore but, if you saw me in person you would know I do.  I can't seem to find the motivation to photograph and write.  This month I was assigned samayalarai-cooking is divine.  The author Jayasree does not have a bio but, from what I can tell she is a mother of three that cooks some seriously delicious looking Indian food.  In addition to Indian food she features many eggless recipes.  I absolutely love Indian food and would have attempted one of the easier dishes but, I did not have access to many of the ingredients.  I opted for her eggless blueberry muffins.  I only modified the recipe where I could not match the ingredients.  Jayasree listed wholemeal flour which when I googled it appears to be the US equivalent of whole wheat flour.  Instead of wheat bran I used oat bran.  I was concerned that these would be dry but, when I tasted the batter I knew I was in for a treat.  The batter was sturdy but,  sweet.  As soon as these came out of the oven my two year old wanted to taste one.  After they cooled she ate 5 mini muffins without batting an eye.  She doesn't even like blueberries.  If that is not an endorsement I don't know what is.  These muffins are not only healthy but, they are extremely tasty.  Enjoy!

blueberry oat bran mini muffins
adapted: samayalarai-cookingisdivine


1 tablespoon flax meal plus 3 tablespoons water
1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 cup oat bran

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 bananas
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries

Soak flax meal in the 3 tablespoons of very warm water.

Preheat the oven to 350.
Line mini muffin pan with paper liners

Mix the flour, oat bran, baking soda,baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a large bowl.  Set aside.

In a new bowl mash the bananas with the flax seed powder.   Add the milk, oil and honey. Blend with mixer until well combined.  Add in the vanilla. 

Make a well in the middle on the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into it.   Mix until everything is completely incorporated.  Fold in the blueberries.

Fill your Muffin tins with the batter and bake it for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack.



Lisa~~ said...

Looks delicious and healthy.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

Cook Lisa Cook

Jayasri Ravi said...

Thank you very much Alison, I too liked these muffins, it is good breakfast recipe, specially made for my daughter, who doesn't like to eat anything in the morning :).Your muffins look better than mine. Thank you very much for your kind words

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

These look really yummy! i bet they are super filling too!

colleen said...

a good blueberry muffin is always lovely. Good pick.

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I love the idea of the bananas in the muffins instead of eggs. It must add a delightful flavor and keep the muffins nice and moist.

Trisha said...

Seems like you've found yourself a winner of a recipe! :)

Betsy said...

I love a blueberry muffin. Someone else in SRC made my muffin recipe this month too. Lots of breads/muffins this month in our group!

Be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month to link up your pineapple or strawberry recipes Or surf the collection to find some recipe inspiration!

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That Girl said...

I've been baking up a storm too!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

i love that there is oat bran in the muffin! It looks delicious and great job on the SRC! I need to get back in it to stay motivated myself!

Daniel Saraga said...

great substitution using the bananas. Should look into that myself for friends with allergies.

Cakewhiz said...

Scret recipe club... Sounds exciting!
Not only do these look healthy but they must have tasted oustanding that your two year old ate a few of these....hehe

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