A rain drenched good morning to you. Rizi has just left for school…and I’m taking a breather, writing to you. Today like a good mother I hoodwinked my son into eating a super healthy breakfast and he never realized it. He hates eating porridge or oats, and you tell me who wants to make tiffin and then come up with brilliant breakfast ideas everyday….so on most school days it is a bowl of cereal drenched in threats for his breakfast. I know I know,certainly not the sign of a good mommy, so shoot me! But today when I heard him inquire in a tiny voice whether he had to eat porridge again, my heart melted. And as I had already taken out the oats,raisins and milk I suddenly had a brilliant inspiration. I took out some nuts and some multi grain flour and used it to make cup cakes…Turned out brilliantly and Riz polished them off with glee….He he he !…he never knew what he was eating. It is quite tasty for us adults as well.
So here is the recipe piping hot from the oven. .. An ODE TO OATS…have fun making it.
Super quick Oats and Multi grain Cupcakes
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Oats 1/2 cup
Multi grain flour 1/2 cup
Baking powder 1 level tsp
Dried figs 2-3 nos
Nuts (whatever you have) a few chopped up into small pieces
Butter 2 tsp
Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
Egg 1 ( you can make it without egg)
Honey/ Apricot jam/Sugar 2 tsp
Milk to make a batter 1/2 cup ( or thereabout)
First thing even before you get your ingredients together just switch on your oven to 250 degree C on bake and let it pre-heat while you groggily (presuming its a school morning) get around to getting the ingredients together.
Second Step slap some oil on to your muffin tray and sprinkle with flour, I couldn’t find any cake flour today so I sprinkled multi grain and it worked just fine.
Finally just slap everything into a bowl, stir it around sleepily, spoon into the muffin tray and stick in the oven.
( Do not make the batter too watery or put too much mix in the muffin trays, two teaspoon in each is fine I think. The aim is to get it done in as little time as possible, trust me I kept an eye on the Clock the whole time ! )
Ten minutes on high heat and it is done.
Serve it hot and say in your head VIVA LA OATS.. while your clueless child is gobbling it up!
Gotta go now, love ya