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Berry oaty smash!


Intending them as some Valentine day love for thyself, I purchased a box of luscious strawberries. But the unusually warm weather and some neglect on my part, ensured a few of the gorgeous berries getting spoilt. Worrying over the waste, I sat down to surf the net for some  quick n easy cake/muffin recipe to consume them- gorged on a few while at it! Mmmmmmm!

Did you know strawberries are the only fruits which have the seeds on the outside?

Soon found one I liked a bit, and as usual the mad experimental baker took over, out came the oats & a bottle of coffee flavouring (which was discovered hiding in the essence box)!


1/2 cup saffola oats

2/3 cup Brown sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp salt

1cup All purpose flour

8-10 strawberries

1/2 tsp coffee flavour


Chop and smash the strawberries in a bowl and set aside. Lightly beat eggs, sugar and oil in a bowl and then add the strawberries and the. The coffee flavour. Sift flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda once to mix well and then add to the wet mix. Add the oats also. Stir with a gentle hand till entire thing is moistened well. Don’t stir too much.

Now spoon into paper cases set inside a muffin tray. Sprinkle some oats on top to give an interesting texture. This makes about 10-12 muffins.

Ensure oven is preheated to 220C. Bake for 15-18 mts till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and serve slightly warm with some ice cream.


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