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    Strawberry Oat Muffins

    Use whatever flavor of jam or preserves you wish to flavor these muffins.


    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
    • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup less-fat margarine
    • 1/4 cup light pancake syrup
    • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs, use a brand higher in omega-3s, if available
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 12 teaspoons less-sugar strawberry jam


    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F . Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners; set aside. Add oats, white flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to a medium bowl and whisk to blend; set aside.
    Step 2
    Place margarine, pancake syrup, fat-free sour cream, and sugar in mixing bowl and beat on medium-high speed until blended and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.
    Step 3
    Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, mixing only until just combined. Drop about 1/4 cup of the muffin batter into each muffin cup. Make an indentation in the center of each muffin with a small spoon or finger, and fill it with a slightly heaping teaspoon of strawberry preserves.
    Step 4
    Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the top of the muffin is lightly brown. Enjoy warm or cool.

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