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
- 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
- Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees C / 425 degrees F / gas mark 7
- Mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, raisins and cinnamon
- Mix together the milk, oil and egg whites
- 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!
- Divide between 15 paper bun cases
- Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes (or until golden brown)
- Allow to cool & enjoy!
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g
Total Carbohydrates 15 g
Protein 4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.