Oatmeal and Peach Muffins

by Anne
(Illinois)

Oatmeal and peaches are a really delicious combination, and make excellent muffins. I keep the ingredients as natural as possible, so these are lightly sweet.

(Also, if you want something red for Valentine's Day, put in strawberries instead! You can even add in a little red food coloring into the wet ingredients, below, to make the batter pink!)

I've noticed your web site tends to use healthy ingredients, which is how I bake too, so this should fit in well. Also, these muffins are really soft so would be easy for elderly people to eat too. You might not be aware, but using oat bran in recipes is a very good way to lower cholesterol. This was a popular concept some years ago, and I started putting oat bran in all of my muffins. Even just a half a cup will do the trick. If you you it, just increase the measurements of the wet ingredients a very small amount. Oat bran gives a nice texture and does not change the taste at all.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)
Have 3/4 cup of fresh chopped peaches ready

Sift together:
1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 cup oat bran (optional)

Then add:
1 tsp of vanilla
Then stir in a cup of rolled oats

Beat together:
1 egg
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of oil
4 Tablespoons of honey

(Again, if you use oat bran, then increase the amount of wet ingredients only slightly).
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir only until they are combined. Do not over stir.
Add in the peaches and stir gently, just until combined.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until done and the muffins are slightly brown on top.

Enjoy these oatmeal and peach muffins for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Or just for a snack even. Of course, you can use other fruit instead. This makes a good, natural, basic muffin recipe that you can do all kinds of things with! Even putting in chocolate chips - I think they add a real surprise to any muffin.

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Thanks, your recipe has been Featured!
by: Mary, ElderOneStop

Thanks Anne!
This is a really good recipe. I tried it out, also using strawberries in part of the batter, since I was doing a web page for recipes with strawberries. I liked it so much I featured it on our page for Fresh Stawberry Desserts, so people can try it that way as well as with peaches! Be sure to take a look.

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