Another muffin recipe? Well yes. I went back to basics with this and although some of the flavouring ingredients are similar to other muffins I've made, the mix is much more liquid. I think this makes for a lighter muffin despite the oats. Although you can't really taste the pears, they do lend a lovely and surprising sweetness. It's important to use ripe pears though.
Oaty Mini Muffins for Babies and Toddlers - Makes approx 30
6oz Self Raising Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Ripe pears, grated
200 ml Milk
6 Tbsp mild tasting vegetable oil like sunflower oil or rape seed oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Spray oil or vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 180oC (fan), 200oC (conventional), 400F.
Mix the oats, flour and baking powder together in one bowl or jug. Then mix together all of the other ingredients in the other jug. When grating the pears, I don't bother to peel, I grate it back skin and all until it's getting to the core, and do the same all the way round, then pull out the stalk and grate down the top.
Spray some mini muffin tins or cupcake tins with oil or brush with oil. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry but don't be too thorough, you don't want it to be fully mixed in. Fill up each cup of the tray (it is pretty liquid) then bake for 12-16 minutes (14 in my oven) or until risen, golden and springing back when pressed lightly.
Put on a wire rack to cool.
If you like this, you might like apple and sultana mini muffins.