Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

A perfect gift can come from the kitchen. And sometimes a healthy and perfect gift can be made from oats too! Give someone this sweet and healthy treat as a gift and let us know what they think!

Ingredients

1 ¾ cups Quaker Quick Cooking Oats
2 Tbsps. firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
6 cups granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt (optional)
1 cup skim milk
2 egg whites
2 Tbsps. canola oil
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla essence
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw)

Procedure

1 Heat oven to 400°F.
2 Spray 12 medium muffin cups with cooking spray and set aside.
3 For topping, combine 3/4 cup oats and brown sugar, and set aside.
4 In a large bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup oats with the other dry ingredients, and mix well.
5 In a small bowl, combine milk, egg white, oil, lemon peel and vanilla essence; and add to the dry ingredients and mix well until moistened (Do not over mix).
6 Gently stir in berries.
7 Fill the muffin cups until almost full.
8 Sprinkle the topping into the muffin cups.
9 Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown.
10 Cool the muffins in a pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
11 Remove from the muffin cup and serve warm.
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