Monday, April 30, 2012

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins with Apple

Getting back into the swing of a routine now that my husband is back at work after 2 months at home, and given that it's been getting a little fresh in the mornings, I decided to make porridge for breakfast today.  I'd seen that Thermomix Australia had updated their porridge recipe from the EDC, so decided to give it a go.  I added 3 plums (quartered), 2 cloves and a teaspoon of cinnamon, just for good measure.  It was pretty good.  Much creamier than I'm used to, and didn't require any extra milk around the edges (which is how I normally have it).  It was pretty good with the fruit and the plums were very welcome in the muffins.

Of course, I forgot that like pretty much all the recipes in the EDC, it made an absolute bucketful, and was way too much for our little family.  Fortunately, I was able to make the most of my leftovers with this lovely muffin recipe (based on this).

You may think that 300g of cooked oatmeal is a lot, but it is actually just a heaped cupful. Left to cool in the muffin tin, these muffins are moist and not very sweet, but with little bursts of fruity goodness.  Muffins you can feel good about eating!

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins with Apple

  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 250 grams spelt flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 40 grams honey
  • 125 grams milk
  • 1 egg
  • 40 grams coconut oil
  • 300 grams cooked oatmeal

1.Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Butter the muffin pans or line with paper wrappers.
2.Combine dry ingredients together in small bowl.
3.In TM bowl, grate apple for 5 seconds on speed 5. Set aside.
4.Add coconut oil to bowl and melt for 2 minutes at 50ºC, speed 2. Add honey, 
oatmeal, apple, egg and milk and mix well for 10 seconds on speed 4. Pour 
into dry ingredients and mix well.
5.Spoon each muffin cup 2/3 full of batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a 
toothpick comes out dry when inserted into the centre.  Leave in tin for 5 
minutes before removing and cooling on a rack.