Strawberry and Oatmeal Muffins

Have you ever tried frozen fruit? I always thought it sounded a bit odd, but we thought we’d give it a go as both DH & I have got very, very bored with breakfast lately. We’ve been having it with either greek yogurt or pancakes & although it’s not great, it’s not awful.

I do always seem to have about half a pack left over every week though, so this week I thought I would try baking with the left over strawberries. After spending ages googling for recipes that only needed one egg (all I had in the fridge), I ended up just putting them into my usual Banana & Oatmeal muffin mix & they turned out really well!

DH & I were very restrained – the smell from the kitchen was fabulous, but we only had one each, before they got put into the freezer for us to eat for our breakfasts on nursery-run days.

Ingredients

  • 200g plain flour
  • 85g oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 250g defrosted strawberries, chopped
  • 85g sugar
  • 1 egg beaten with a fork
  • 85ml milk
  • 85ml vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 – 400F or 190 – 200 C or Gas Mark 5-6.
  2. Prepare muffin tin (I use 12 medium cases)
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarb into a large bowl. Add the salt and oats.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the egg, milk, oil/butter, sugar and vanilla essence. Stir in the chopped strawberries.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix until just combined – you should have a lumpy batter but no floury bits.
  6. Spoon into prepared tin – cases should be about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for about 20 – 25 mins, until reasonably firm when pressed and golden brown.
  8. Cool.
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4 comments on “Strawberry and Oatmeal Muffins
  1. Looks great and easy to alter ingredients if you like raspberries (me) more than strawberries! With the cooler weather on its way it’s a nice option for a warm snack :-)

    • bessiecat says:

      mmmm raspberries sound yummy too, will have to try that out!

      I think the oats make these muffins feel like they are perfect for breakfast – definately a better option than the cereal bar I otherwise go into work with anyway!

      • liveinazoo says:

        hi bessie!ive a fab recipe for strawberry and banana muffins if you fancy a chance,zoolets love them!just message me on MN if you want it.ive not been in for a while,plenty recipes here to “borrow”!ha ha.love the photos 2

      • bessiecat says:

        Sounds great zoo!

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