Saturday, May 30, 2009

Malt-O-Meal Muffins

The older we get, the more we get into reading labels on food products, wading through the lists of daily values and trying to compute vitamin, carbohydrate, fat, and sodium amounts. According to the label, Malt-O-Meal, is a good source of folic acid, calcium, and iron; and it isn't so bad with sodium, fat, and carbs. Besides, it is a link to our childhoods...

These are crunchy and very tasty, but a little dry. Next time, I will try adding a heaping tbl. of nonfat yogurt.

1 - 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup Malt-O-Meal hot wheat cereal, dry
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbl. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 - 1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 400. Sift dry ingredients together. Mix egg, oil, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and the raisins. Stir just until all ingredients are moistened. 

Pour batter into greased muffin tins. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until center is firm to the touch.

Makes 12 muffins

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