Friday, December 18, 2009

Orange Oat Muffins

Continuing in the spirit of christmas sweeties, and becuase sweet temptations are always the most tempting, here is another one....
And since its christmas season, it has to be colourful and beautiful. And of course taste heavenly.


3/4 Cup - whole wheat flour
3/4 cup - oat flakes
5 tbsp - muscovado sugar
7 tbsp - sunflower oil
11 tbsp - buttermilk
1 tsp - baking powder
3/4 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
4 tsp - glace orange
1 tsp - orange rind

To decorate -  2 tbsp orange marmalade, to brush on the muffins and sweet coloured confetti to sprinkle on the muffins.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and linea muffin tray with 7 paper cases.
  2. Place the sugar, oil and buttermilk in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Whisk together oat flakes, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, orange rind, glace' orange in an another bowl.
  4. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly with a wooden/silicon spatula. Do not overmix.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. (filling them 3/4th full)
  6. Place the tray in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for approx 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Brush the top of the muffins with the orange marmalade and sprinkle the sweet coloured confetti on them.
Makes 7 muffins

I like the glaze on the muffins...

and the confetti made them look really cute:)

and they tasted good too...
Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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