Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cinnamon Raisin Celebration Muffins

These muffins look especially festive wrapped in multicolor paper!
 These muffins are delicious, satisfying, easy, and healthy.  They are easily made gluten-free, and they clock in at about 100 calories/muffin and have almost no fat.  Each muffin is fairly generously proportioned, too, and while it may taste like a traditional muffin, it won't leave you with a sugar high followed by a sudden crash.  You may choose whether to use or omit the flaxseed - it won't affect the taste much but will make the muffin a bit less crumbly than it might be otherwise.  To make the muffins, you will need:
  • 3 cups oat flour
  • 1-3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 spoonful of ground flaxseed (optional, makes muffins less crumbly)
  • 1 bottle of beer (for gf muffins, use a gf beer)
  • salt, sweetener, and cinnamon to taste
  • vanilla (optional)
  • raisins to taste (I used 1.5 single serving boxes of Del Monte  raisins)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix together the oat flour and baking powder (and the flaxseed, if desired); fluff with spoon.
  3. Add the beer, stir until all the clumps of oat flour get dissolved.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, stir, and taste the batter.  Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  5. Pour the batter into 12 lined or greased muffin tins and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  6. Enjoy!
Makes 12 muffins.
Right after they leave the oven, all ready to be eaten!

You can see a few of the raisins peeking through the surface.

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