I am fascinated by the phenomenon of “male” and “female” flowers in my garden. First it was the cucumbers. I was excited to find both male and female blossoms and was thrilled to be able to see the difference between the two.
I finally started seeing blossoms on one of the Sugar Baby watermelon plants the other day, and I’m happy to report we have a good mix of both male and female! hehee. I know, it’s a sick obsession I have!
And the close-close-close up; isn’t it so cool you can actually see the watermelon stripes already? It’s a tiny little thing, about the size of a pea! :)
Oh these muffins were fantastic! Surprisingly, rolled oats work well in place of flour in muffins. I also used Bob’s Red Mill 7 Grain hot cereal, but plain oat bran would work fine. Hmm, I also might try 100% rolled oats next time!
Muffins made from cereal are a quick & easy way to eat a healthy breakfast, especially when you have someone that generally doesn’t like hot cereal!
Like most muffins, these freeze well!
Oatmeal/7 Grain Chia Raisin Walnut Muffins Ingredients:
Makes 12 muffins
1 cup dry Bob’s Red Mill 7 Grain Hot Cereal
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 oz chopped Walnuts
1/4 cup Chia Seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1 cup Yogurt, Plain, Whole Milk
1 large Egg
1/4 cup Molasses
1 Tbsp Honey, optionally dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Olive Oil
84g Raisins (about 3/4 – 1 cup)
Preheat oven to 350F
Whisk all dry ingredients (including nuts & chia seeds) in large bowl
Whisk wet ingredients in a large glass measuring cup
Mix wet into dry ingredients, then carefully mix in raisins
Divide into (12) paper-lined muffin pan(s)
Bake for about 18 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned & firm to touch
Remove from muffin pan(s) and allow to cool on rack