Oatmeal Nectarine Muffins

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Oatmeal Nectarine muffins aren’t something you hear about every day.  In fact, I don’t think I would have done them except that I had a bunch of rather old nectarines sitting in my fridge that needed to get used for something, but not much else sitting around that I could mix them with.  So, I decided that in a muffin, they might turn out.

Of course, you can make these muffins with any other type of addition, like white chocolate, chocolate chips, blueberries, chopped nuts, etc.  The possibilities are endless! The only things is that adding fruit makes them much more moist (which I love).

Oatmeal Nectarine Muffins (from Starting Out)

What you need:
    1 cup oats (old-fashioned or quick cooking)
    1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup unsalted butter or canola oil
    1 large egg
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 cup chopped nectarines or other add-ins

What to do:
In a large bowl, mix the oats and buttermilk together and let sit for about 30 minutes to soak.  Prepare your muffin tin.  If using unsalted butter, brown your butter (because this will make the muffins just so amazing) so that it has time to cool slightly before you use it.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Add the sugar, browned (melted) butter or oil and egg to the soaked oats and blend well.  In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the oat mixture along with any add-ins and stir, just until combined.  Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the muffins are slightly browned and a cake tester comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

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2 thoughts on “Oatmeal Nectarine Muffins

  1. I love muffins. Just posted one now. They are easy to make and you can always adjust them to suit any situation. These sound tasty and healthy too. I wouldn’t mind having one for my mid-morning snack. Thanks so much for sharing. We are having more sunshine today, how lovely! Hope weather in Ottawa is great too? Best wishes!

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