Banana Oat Muffins

The Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen made a fiber rich Banana Oat Muffin for dessert.

This Banana Oat Muffin is great for breakfast. It is flourless and mainly made with rolled oats and fruits and nuts.
Ingredients

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Optional filings

  • strawberries, chopped
  • blueberries
  • apples, cubed
  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • nuts like almond, walnut or pecan


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Best Bran Muffins

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen started off with a sweet recipe first.

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This high fiber Best Bran Muffin is freezer friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups ground wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil (or coconut oil, melted)
  • 1 cup raisins

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Chocolate Beet Muffins

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made some muffins with beets too.

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The beets gave this Chocolate Beet Muffin a reddish hue.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized beets cooked and pureed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Easy Morning Glory Muffins

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made some easy and tasty muffins that are a glorious way to start any day.

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These Easy Morning Glory Muffins combine the great taste and chewy texture of carrots with the wonderful flavours of apple, raisins, coconut, walnuts and cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 apple – peeled, cored and shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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This recipe yields 12 very large muffins. These muffins freeze well.

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Berry Best Bran Muffin

Michelle shared a Berry Best Bran Muffin recipe from Healthy Family Meals for dessert at the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club on Earth Day.

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Wheat bran is a very good source of fiber, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It also can help you feel full and satisfied without adding lots of calories.

It’s useful to add fiber to muffins, quick breads, cookies and breading mixtures for fish or chicken. Unprocessed wheat bran can be found in the cereal section of the supermarkets.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (or milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries

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Source: Healthy Family Meals

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Cheddar and Leek Muffin

The second leek recipe which Minoo shared in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen is Cheddar and Leek Muffin.

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The Cheddar and Leek Muffin is a savory muffin.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced leeks, white and pale green parts

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Source: this recipe is adapted from Ladie’s Home Journal

Make 12 muffins.

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Apple Muffins

Michelle shared an Apple Muffin recipe in the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club as apple is abundant and cheap now.

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This Apple Muffin is very moist and it does collapse after being remove from the oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peel and grate

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Source: Earth to Table

Makes 12 muffins

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Banana Oat Chip Muffins

Michelle also shared another of her favourite muffin recipe, Banana Oat Chip Muffins for the South Arm Baked Goods Sale.

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Mushy, blackened bananas from the freezer are always best for baking. Defrost them on the counter for a few hours ahead of time or microwave them for about a minute before baking.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats (or quick oats)
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup flaxmeal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • up to 1 cup chocolate chips

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Source: mintgreenapron.blogspot.com

Makes about 14 to 16 medium-sized muffins

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Best Bran Muffins in South Arm Christmas Craft Fair Today

Today, South Arm Community Center is having it’s annual Christmas Craft Fair from 10am to 4pm. There are over 70 vendors registered for this fair.

As previous few years, the South Arm Older Adults helped to make baked goods for sale at the Christmas Craft Fair. The South Arm Community Center contributed CAD$250 for the ingredients and supplies for the baked good sales. All the proceed will go to the Richmond Food Bank.

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The South Arm Older Adults baked cookies, muffins and brownies for the occasion.

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One of cookies is the popular Chocolate Chip Coconut Oat Cookies which sold out quickly in last year’s event.

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The South Arm Older Adults also baked 3 trays of the ever popular Decadent Brownies. Besides baked goods, there will be sale of sandwiches too. The baked good sale runs from 9am to 3pm or until sold out.

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This year, Michelle added her Best Bran Muffins to the repertoire of the baked goods.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups wheat bran
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or substitute 2 tablespoons vinegar and enough milk to make 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

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You can substitute the dried fruit with any fruit that you like. If you use frozen berries, toss them with 1 tablespoon flour and add them right at the end so it does not colour the entire muffin.

Source: mintgreenapron.blogspot.com

Makes 24

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Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

For dessert, Michelle prepared a Cinnamon Sugar Muffins for the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen. She would love to have churros for the Mexican theme but it will be too tedious to prepare in the 2 hours kitchen.

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We baked the muffins in regular muffin tin. You can use mini muffin tins to make little morsel of this. Instead of using paper cup, you’ll have to grease the miniature muffin tin. It will take lesser time to bake the miniature muffins.

For a more luxurious dessert, dip the miniature muffins in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • melted butter, optional
  • cinnamon sugar

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Source: Taste of Home

12 servings

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