The Home Economics Bit
Wholegrain oats are high in fibre and low in salt, sugar, and saturated fat. They provide B vitamins, as well as the trace mineral manganese. Manganese is needed by the body as it plays a role in making enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that help the body to carry out chemical reactions, and they are essential for breaking down food during digestion. Wholegrain oats are also an excellent source of slow release energy.
Gluten Free Oat Muffins with Chocolate Chips
- 225 g gluten free self raising flour
- 120 ml rapeseed oil
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 160 g light brown sugar
- 200 g natural yoghurt
- 80 g gluten free porridge oats
- 200 g milk chocolate chips ensure gluten free
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C Fan/Gas 7 and fill a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.
- Sieve the gluten free flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oil, the lightly beaten eggs and 130g of the light brown sugar until just combined.
- Stir in the yoghurt, 60g of the gluten free porridge oats and the chocolate chips.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases (3/4 full) and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and oats.
- Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 15-18 mins, until a skewer comes out cleanly when inserted in the middle of the muffins.