Apple and Oat Muffins

It is always hard to resist freshly baked warm and soft muffins. Here they are packed with wheat flour, oats, apples and a hint of spice.
By Prathima Rao

Apple & Oat Muffins
 
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Soft and spongy 'Apple Muffins' with the goodness of wheat flour and oats. Apples layered in between ensure you meet your daily dose of fruits. The lovely crunch on top against the soft muffins are a sheer delight.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Makes 12 muffins
  • {1 cup measuring 200 ml used}
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Oats, quaker, coarsely powdered – 1 cup (quick cooking variety)
  • Maida/ plain flour – ¼ cup
  • Baking soda – ¾ tsp
  • Baking powder – ¼ tsp
  • Milk, soy or regular - 1 cup + 2 tsp to drizzle over apples
  • Oil – ¼ cup , olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Light brown sugar – ¾ cup
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp, optional
  • Apple – 1 big or 2 small
  • For topping – chopped nuts OR oats (not powdered) – 3 tbsp
  • To serve - a glass of milk or honey
Instructions
  1. Coarsely grind quaker oats to get 1 cup coarse powder.
  2. Sieve together plain flour, wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda into a bowl. Add coarsely ground oats, mix, set aside.
  3. Preheat oven at 1800 C. Grease muffin tray.
  4. Slice apples (or leave the skin on if desired). Slice apples or dice into medium chunks. Drizzle 2 tsp milk to prevent it from darkening.
  5. In another bowl combine milk, oil, vanilla, cinnamon powder, brown sugar and stir to combine.
  6. Now add the sieved flour mixture and fold gently with a spatula till all ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Spoon the thick muffin batter into 12 greased muffin moulds till half full. Keep few diced apples or 1 sliced apple into each mould. Top each mould with remaining batter till ¾ th full. Sprinkle chopped nuts or oats on top.
  8. Bake at 1800 C for 20 to 25 mins or till toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 mins. Unmould. Serve as is or with a glass of milk or with honey drizzled on top.
Notes
Can refrigerate the muffins for a day or two. Reheat in the microwave before serving. You can add 2 tbsps raisins to the batter. You can add chopped apples to batter directly instead of layering. If adding vegetable oil, opt for odourless ones like sunflower oil. For nuts as topping you may add either cashews, pista, almonds. In place of plain flour, you can add wheat flour (total 1 ¼ cups wheat flour)
Prathima Rao

Prathima Rao

Born and brought up in South India amongst hard core food enthusiasts. Cooking and food has always been a part of Prathima’s growing years with every family gathering accompanied by a scrumptious and elaborate meal. Now, traditional vegetarian food of her community has paved way to contemporary and quicker dishes.

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