Scotchie Muffins

It’s that time of year when everyone starts to get worried about diets – I’ve been instructed by those at Beardy Boyfriend’s work that they’re trying to eat healthier!  As a result, I’m trying to make recipes which are a little healthier without going overboard – I still want it to be a delicious treat!  I loved these butterscotch oatmeal muffins from Love from the Oven – and particularly loved the idea of making them with a bit more whole wheat flour and limiting the amount of oil in the muffins.  Regardless of my attempt to make them a wee bit more healthy, they were still delicious – and very much enjoyed by the builders!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Muffins (adapted from Love from the Oven)

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup of Green vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter (yes, you should actually melt it before you mix it in!)

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 egg

3/4 cup (94g) plain flour

3/4 cup (95g) wholemeal bread flour

1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 cup oats (not pictured, because I was hoping Beardy Boyfriend would not realise I nicked his favourite oats)

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

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Mix the yogurt, sour cream, milk, melted butter and vanilla together.

DSC_0335Mix in the egg.  Sift in the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda,  Mix in the brown sugar.

DSC_0338Fold in the oats and butterscotch chips.  Heat the oven to 375F (190C) and bake the muffins for about ten minutes.

DSC_0340Just to note, despite all the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, the muffins don’t rise that much, so fill the muffin cups near to the top.

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And feel smug about the fact that you make delicious yet healthy (ish) muffins!

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