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Steel-Cut Oatmeal and Blueberry Muffins

Adapted from the New York Times, Recipes for Health, March 1, 2011

Make more oatmeal than you need for breakfast, and use the leftovers in these moist, nourishing muffins.

Makes twelve muffins, depending on the size of your muffin tins.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup NOW Real Food® Organic Maple Syrup*
1 teaspoon NOW Real Food® Organic Vanilla Extract*
1 cup cooked NOW Real Food® Steel-Cut Oats*
1 cup frozen blueberries tossed with 1 teaspoon flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with the rack positioned in the upper third.
  2. Oil, spray or butter 12 muffin cups.
  3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, buttermilk (or yogurt and milk), canola oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
  5. Quickly stir in the dry ingredients with a whisk or a spatula. Do not beat, just mix, stirring up from the bottom until you can no longer see flour. A few lumps are fine.
  6. Fold in the cooked oats and the blueberries.
  7. Spoon into muffin cups, filling them to just below the top.
  8. Place in the oven, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until nicely browned.
  9. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool for 10 minutes before unmolding.
  10. Cool on a rack, or serve warm.

Note: These keep for a couple of days out of the refrigerator, for a few more days in the refrigerator, and for a few months in the freezer.

Nutritional information per muffin (based on 12 muffin yield):
197 calories
1g saturated fat
2 g polyunsaturated fat
3 g monounsaturated fat
32 mg cholesterol
30 g carbohydrates
3 g dietary fiber
310 mg sodium
6 g protein

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