Smilin' Muffins

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Smilin' Muffins

Smilin' Muffins
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: grandmomnut
Food Groups: Dairy, Grains
Meal Type: Snack
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Low Sodium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Kids Love It, Make Ahead

Easy snack: Nutritious AND appealing to children!


1 cup quick or rolled Oats
1/4 cup toasted Wheat germ or flax seed
1/4 cup whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup enriched Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/3 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 6 ounce container Yogurt (any flavor)
1 Egg, beaten
1/3 cup Orange juice
1/3 cup dried Cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup finely chopped Almonds


Mix all dry ingredients together by spoon in large mixing bowl. In small bowl mix yogurt, egg and orange juice. Add wet mixture to dry, stirring with spoon until just moistened. Spoon into muffin tins lined with paper or greased well.
Press raisins or dried cranberries barely into surface creating smiley faces. Sprinkle lightly with almonds. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove muffins promptly from pan when done. Cool slightly. Makes approximately 12 muffins.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 305
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 99 mg
Carbohydrates: 52 g
Protein: 11 g
Fiber: 5 g
Vitamin A: 23 RE
Vitamin C: 7 mg
Calcium: 135 mg
Iron: 3 mg

Cook's Notes:

The batter can be mixed ahead of time, stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours and baked as needed.Easy for children because no electric mixer is required and they enjoy making smiley faces!Recipe can be easily doubled for large group.