I used to make these muffins all the time in university. All the time being once a week. I had this recipe mastered. The original recipe is from a great little bbc good food book but has prunes included… Just the word makes me gag a little. So, I do what any person who is me does, substitute with chocolate.
But really these muffins are fabulous. And they have oats, yum. I think I will be doing a lot of baking with oats this autumn, perfect for this cooler weather.
Feel Good Muffins
(adapted from bbc good food)
- 175g self-raising flour
- 50g porridge oats
- 140g light muscovado sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1egg , beaten
- 150ml buttermilk
- 1 tspvanilla extract
- 6 tbsp sunflower oil
- 175g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Butter 6-8 muffin tins or line them with muffin cases. Put the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl, then rub everything through your fingers, as if making pastry, to ensure the ingredients are evenly blended.
- Beat the egg, then stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and oil. Lightly stir the egg mix into the flour.
- Fold the prunes and nuts into the mixture.
- Divide between the tins, filling the cases to the brim, then bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm or cold.