Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fruit & Nut Oatmeal Muffins

I found this recipe at Coconut & Lime and it's yummy.

You see, I found this Fruit & Nut mixture a while back at Costco:

and mr. and I have been living off of it ever since. I combine it with greek yogurt and fresh apples for breakfast. I stir it into hot oatmeal for breakfast (and pour a little half & half over the whole thing). We both grab handfuls throughout the day. In fact, my dinner wasn't really sufficient, I think I'll shove a handful in my face while I type this up! It has pretty much everything I love in it (except chocolate) (and mr.). So I got to thinking it would be delicious mixed in to an oatmeal muffin. Naturally, somebody smarter than I am beat me to the punch. In a way. All the better for you.

Fruit & Nut Oatmeal Muffins
from Coconut & Lime (this is the original recipe verbatim, but I changed the order of ingredients to reflect the order in which they're added to the mixture--mainly for me. Otherwise I lose track of what I've done.)
*click here for printable version*


1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 egg

1/3 cup canola oil

1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup mixed dried fruit

1/3 cup quartered, skin-on almonds


Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour one 12 well muffin tin. In a medium bowl, whisk together the spices (including salt), flour, baking soda, sugar, baking powder and oats. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, oil and buttermilk. After it is thoroughly mixed, pour in the dry ingredients. Stir to combine. Fold in the fruit and nuts. Divide evenly among 12 muffin wells.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the center muffin comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, serve.

I scooped out a heaping cup of the Fruit & Nut mixture, picked out the almonds and walnuts, coarsely chopped them, and then folded it all in. You could use whatever mixture of dried fruits and nuts you like. The spices and the oatmeal are a great combination that can stand up to whatever you want to throw at them.

TGIP Rating--Fruit & Nut Oatmeal Muffins--KEEPER--Make every week-er.

Next up: Mama Vogel's Rum Cake. Oh, you have no idea.

1 comment:

pinky said...

Think I'd like to try that fruit/nut mix! Looks delicious. As do the muffins. I might add a pkg of chocolate chips to the bag so's to get my minimum daily requirement of chocolate.