Heart Healthy Oat Muffins Recipe
2 cup oat bran
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt or substitute (opt)
1 tsp nutmeg, heaping (opt)
1/2 cup skim or 1% milk
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Coat muffin pan with cooking spray or line
with paper baking cups. Combine oat bran, brown sugar, baking powder
and salt and nutmeg. Add milk, egg whites, honey and oil. Stir in
vanilla. Do not over mix. Bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.
Variations: Add 1/2 c raisins, a mashed banana, 1/2 c blueberries or
raspberries or a chopped apple tossed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Nutritional info per serving: 105 cal; 4g pro, 21g carb, 3g fat(23%)
Exchanges: 1 bread, .1 meat, .5 fat
Source: Miami Herald 3/21/96
formatted 3/24/96 by Lisa Crawford
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