Oat Bran Muffins2013-04-12
- Servings : 15
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 30m
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 blood cholesterol – which reduces 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. Cholesterol is carried around the body as lipoproteins known as LDL (bad) and HDL (good).. too much LDL can lead to blocked arteries (with HDL helping to reduce this risk!).
These really are ‘cholesterol lowering 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
*To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oat bran.
Pre-heat the 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!
*This recipe used oats instead of oat bran as well as cranberries instead of 1/2 of the raisins!
*This recipe used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil & agave nectar instead of sugar!
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