Apricot Oatmeal Muffins

Apricot Oatmeal Muffins


1 cup Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup egg substitute or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar or 2 tablespoons fructose or heat-stable sugar substitute equal to 3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Quaker Oats products can be substituted with any other oats cereal products. Sweet One products can be substituted with any other heat-stable sweetener products. Nutrition contents might be different from those listed below. Listing of any brand name products in this recipe does not represent an endorsement.

Heat oven to 400?F. Lightly spray twelve medium muffin cups with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk; mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in egg substitute and margarine until blended.

In large bowl, combine flour, apricots, nuts, sugar or sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oat mixture all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.) Fill muffin cups almost full.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.

Yield: 1 Dozen

Nutritional Information:
1 muffin (made with granulated sugar, fructose or Sweet One? and without nuts or salt) provides: amount per serving
Calories From Fat 25
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 130 mg
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g

with granulated
with fructose
with Sweet One?

Total Calories 110

Total Carbohydrates 19 g
18 g
16 g

Total Sugars 6 g
5 g
3 g

Exchanges 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit
1/2 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit
1 starch, 1/2 fat

Tip: To toast nuts for extra flavor, spread evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 400?F for 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely before using.

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