Thanks Jeanette for sharing this muffin formula with me! I adapted to make blueberry muffins. I have become addicted to the ones at Tim Hortons but prefer to make them myself.
You will need 1 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of quick oats.
Stir together and let soak for 20 minutes.
Add 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of oil. Mix together.
Mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt (my addition) and 1 cup of the fruit of your choice or chocolate chips. I added 1 cup of frozen blueberries. (For apple – shred 1 apple and add cinnamon. )
Combine wet and dry ingredients until just mixed together.
Divvy dough into well-greased or paper-lined muffin tins. Sprinkle brown sugar on top (which I forgot to do) and bake in a preheated 400F oven for 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
I was worried these were going to be over-baked because they were so dark. I got them out of the tins right away and onto a cooling rack.
The brown crust was actually quite tasty and delicious and the muffins were very tender. Not exactly like Tim Hortons but pretty damn awesome and probably much healthier. Next time I probably will bake them longer at 375F instead and I insist you add the salt I recommended.
I give this recipe four out of five wooden spoons. Thanks Jeanette!