Oat Bran Muffins

Oat Bran Muffins

These muffins not only taste delicious but are good for your heart too!

 

Oats and oatbran are rich in beta-glucan soluble fibre which has been shower to lower cholesterol levels, which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a type of fat known as a ‘lipid’ and it is vital for bodily functions such as producing hormones and making vitamin D. Ideally we want to keep our HDL cholesterol levels up, and our non-HDL levels down!

 

Do let me know if you make these muffins too!

 

 

 

Oat Bran Muffins

Ingredients

  • 250g oat bran
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 290ml skimmed milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees C / 425 degrees F / gas mark 7
  2. Mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, raisins and cinnamon
  3. Mix together the milk, oil and egg whites
  4. Pour the liquids in to the dry oat bran mix and leave for 5 minutes to absorb.. I then blended this mixture for a few moments with my hand blender.. however this step isn't essential!
  5. Divide between 15 paper bun cases
  6. Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes (or until golden brown)
  7. Allow to cool & enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 105

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3 g

5%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g

5%

Protein 4 g

8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Catriona
    September 20, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Sampled these straight from the oven, and got the approval of the boyfriend who doesn’t even like cakes that much! Yum!

    • September 20, 2013 / 5:04 pm

      Hurray! Aw so glad you liked them!! Do send me a pic next time.. or if there are any left this time!! 🙂 xx

  2. Amanda Male
    November 17, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Just made these muffins and they smell delicious! So quick and easy to make as well. Can’t wait to taste them! They will be perfect at 3 pm in the office!

    • November 18, 2013 / 7:23 pm

      Hurray! Thank you for your comment, and I hope you like them!!!

  3. Barbara
    May 8, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Hi Nic, looking forward to trying out this recipe. Could you recommend any healthier substitutions for the brown sugar?

  4. kate
    December 28, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Did you grind the oat bran to make flour? Thank you for recipe! Looks delicious☺

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