Apricot Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

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Apricot Walnut Oatmeal Muffins
This is a recipe I got from the Dr. OZ newsletter that I have signed up to receive. If you have not heard Dr OZ, here is one ardent fan’s (namely me) words on him…

I am not a fan, but a devotee of the GREAT Wizard OZ – I am OZstruck by his Ozsomeness, and following him is the most Ozpicious thing I am doing and can’t OZk for more since this makes me a student of the OZmaina universe(ity). He oOZes charm and he is OZstanding – Have I brought you into the OZone yet?– nuff said 😉
Anyway, these muffins are a recipe of Marjorie Johnson. These are packed
with, I quote, “With fiber from apricots, healthy fats from pecans (or nut in case – walnut which is very high in Omega 3) and whole grains from the oatmeal, these muffins are a great way to start the day” I subbed the pecans for the nuts in hand, walnuts and did not in anyway detract from the health benefits thus quoted.
It was a sensible treat that my kids came home to – Love the see the happiness on their face when they walk in the door, tired from a school day, carrying 40lbs back-packs (I kid you not) to find that I’ve made them a special treat – Although recently, not having a treat seems to kindle disappointment – But the caveat has always been, if I’ve made you a treat, then please treat it as one and not as a daily expectation… But you know what suckers moms are for the smile or hug of approval – So I am working harrrd! I have copied and pasted the recipe from the Dr. Oz Show website
AWO muffin
Makes 12 muffins
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

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Place oats and buttermilk in a bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and let stand for 20-30 minutes. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in apricots and pecans. Add oil, egg and brown sugar to the oatmeal mixture and combine well. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the flour mixture. Stir just to moisten the dry ingredients. It will look lumpy. Divide batter into 12 greased muffin cups.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove muffins from muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy this goodness with friends and loved onesJ

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This took 15 minutes longer than the promised 30 minute meal, but who would mind waiting a few minutes longer for this yummy muffin :)

Day 6 of the week long blogging marathon initiated by Srivalli

Posted on

March 9, 2011


  1. This is really a power packed muffin…Dr OZ rocks!

  2. Oh wow Priya!!! These muffins are a great combo of health, taste and whole some goodness. Thanks for posting this :)

  3. Muffins look delicious..lovely presentation…I liked the serving dish very much.

  4. aww these look wonderful!
    you would get a hug of approval from me too if i had one of these babies! (:

  5. Healthy cookies,looks delicious with you beautiful teapot.

  6. muffins looks perfect….i love walnuts…nice click!

  7. lovely muffins..healthy n yummy too!!!

  8. Wow… I love Walnut and Apricot combination… the muffin looks very yummy… only 1 egg na.. So, I can try an eggless version of this.. bookmarked :-)

  9. Wow, those muffins look nutritious and delicious. I've seen Dr. Oz on Oprah show, but have never seen his own show. Keep those healthy treats coming on your blog.

  10. lovely recipe…looks yumm,,,

  11. I am also Dr OZ fan, though I don't follow his shows regularly..love some of the recipes from his shows..This one rocks!

  12. Yummy and healthy muffins :) bookmarked… :)

  13. Muffins are gorgeous priya!

  14. Dr.Oz muffins looks Ozzuummmee:-)
    Powerpacked..perfect for breakfast..I wish I cud grab one:-)

  15. Wat a wholesome and super fluffy muffins, beautiful muffins..

  16. Wonderful recipe.Looks very yummy

  17. These are really cute n healthy muffins n ya, cool clicks!

  18. These look yummy and beautiful…

  19. What do I say other than bookmarked?

    Will make them tomorrow.

  20. Healthy, Tasty n Delicious Muffins!!!!

  21. Looks delicious and healthy.

  22. I like anything baked with oatmeal. Looks delicious dear.

  23. Wonderful muffins and lovely recipe.thanks for sharing.

  24. wow..nice clicks n great recipe dear..

  25. these are the best muffins I've ever tasted!!

  26. Wholesome n delicious..loved all the ingredients going in there :)

    US Masala

  27. This is another fan of Dr OZ … happy that i have come across your blog !!

  28. lovely looking muffins and I loved the fact that you made with oatmeal.

  29. I loveeeee the muffins , they have lovely tops and i love that.
    Lovee all ur jars and plates too .
    I wouldn mind waiting even for half an hour more :-) too , for these delicious bites.

  30. Those are one healthy muffins!

  31. Looks gorgeous…Following ur blog…

  32. What would happen if I used rolled oats in this recipe?? I really don't like the consistency of quick oats.
    They also have no food value..in comparison to rolled variety.
    I also would like to use walnuts and a variety of dried fruit which I buy:
    cranberries, bing cherries, white and black raisins and blueberries
    instead of apricots.
    Any assistance about my rolled question would be very much appreciated.


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