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Operation Jam Jar is all about getting back to basics in the kitchen.

Check out my efforts at cooking from scratch - cakes, soups, biscuits

Learn how to make things that you would normally buy at the supermarket - wraps, ice cream, pizza bases

Try to live a more 'country' lifestyle in the city - making your own jams or relish

Get the skills to enjoy cooking in a thrifty way, and have a bit of fun while you do it

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blueberry, Oat and Yoghurt Muffins

Man cannot live on sandwiches and apples alone.  For this reason I like to have a little something tasty in my packed lunch each day.  A muffin or biscuit can sometimes be the only thing that gets you through the morning.

Now I must stress - don’t judge a book by its cover.  And never has this saying been truer than when describing these healthy, unattractive, delicious muffins.  Low fat, low sugar, whole grains, a calcium hit, nuts and some fruit – ticks all the boxes doesn’t it?

This is definitely a recipe ripe for the tweaking.  You could use dried fruit such as sultanas or dates, or even some grated apple.  Any nuts would work, walnuts would work well.

Ingredients (makes 10)
¾ cup plain wholemeal flour
¾ cup rolled oats
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup finely sliced almonds
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten lightly

Preheat your oven to 200°C and spray a muffin tin with olive oil spray. 

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and combine well.  Place into the muffin tin and bake for around 35 mins or until golden on top. Allow to cool in the tray before removing.  

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