Jammin' Oat Muffins

Cooking spray
6 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 1 1/3 cups)
3/4 cup quick-cooking steel-cut oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup raspberry preserves or jam

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Crack egg into a medium bowl, and beat lightly with a fork. Add milk, oil, and maple syrup; mix well.
  4. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture, and stir until combined (mixture should still be lumpy and very wet). Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup. Spoon 1 teaspoon preserves or jam into center of each cup of batter. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in centers. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Place muffins on a wire rack. Cool 15 minutes before serving.