Saturday, June 21, 2014

WHITE HOUSE HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS

WHOLEWHEAT HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS
Did that title scream healthy to you? It did,for me.This recipe came into my mailbox a few days ago and it was called my name. The more I thought about the ingredients, the more I felt like baking it,which I did in a few hours time. Ian adores cakes,cupcakes & muffins. Cookies, not so much.He wakes up these days,not calling out for his 'Amma', but, by chanting the words Oats,Cake & Cheese. It was Buvva (Bun) & Yeye (Milk) today.


WHOLEWHEAT HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS
As I set out to make these,Ian came running into the kitchen screaming,Cake! He says that word very,very clearly.When he saw me bring my flour containers from our pantry,he really thought I was going to make a cake.I told him that Amma is not going to bake a cake,instead, a muffin and later realised that it's like talking to a wall because he is just too small to understand my gyan.So I told him to wait patiently till the oven timer rings.He knows that very well because every time the oven timer goes off, he comes and tells me there's something going on in the kitchen.
WHOLEWHEAT HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS
I left the oven light on, just so that he could come and take a look to see what's happening inside. Luckily, our oven door doesn't heat up when it is on.The house did like a bakery while these muffins were baking.
These muffins were first made by the Spike Mendelsohn,after being inspired by the new beehive at the White House garden.When I first read the name, it reminded me of my BANANA -BUTTERMILK OAT MUFFINS that I made when we went for our Babymoon to Las Vegas back in 2012.

WHOLEWHEAT HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS
It's clearly mentioned in the original recipe that these do not make the usual sweet muffins. These are very mildly sweet. So, when you take the first bite, you will feel that it's not sweet at all.But, once you eat a bit more of it, you will start enjoying the mildly sweet,slightly salty,spiced muffins.Here's the simple recipe for it.

WHITE HOUSE HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS
WHOLEWHEAT HONEY & OATMEAL MUFFINS Makes 12

Ingredients:
3/4 cups wholewheat flour
3/4 cups oatmeal
3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs

Method: Preheat the oven to 375 and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin.
In a medium bowl,whisk together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold in gently,until just incorporated.DO NOT over mix. Pour 1/4 cup batter into the muffin cups and bake for 18 minutes or until done. Let them cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.Serve warm or at room temperature.

Like I mentioned before, when I took the first bite, I did feel that they lacked some sweetness. But as I went ahead with it, I enjoyed them being less sweet.So did Jobin. I have a very sweet tooth, but sometimes,I prefer eating things which are healthier even if it lacked some sweeteness.These muffins are actually good for you. They use a lot of good ingredients ,therefore, you can munch on them guilt-free.

Jobin is away for 2 days,so when he left, I packed some of these muffins for him to take along. I really enjoy packing some homemade snack whenever we travel, because, you never know when you are going to feel sick eating outside all the time!

2 Comments:

Rafeeda AR said...

these muffins are calling my name too... these look perfect to be made for a guiltless break... bookmarked!

Lakshmi said...

Happy to see more frequent posts here Ria :-) I just made your Banana-buttermilk oat muffins yesterday. Have baked it quite a few times. Will try this one too :-)

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