White House Honey-Oat Muffins

2015-01-30

We baked a few times during our month in Florida: brownies, muffins, challah, etc. Back in Toronto (where the temperature was about 40°C colder), I made a batch of breakfast muffins on a Friday morning that turned out to be plain, but tasty.

The name of the recipe seems designed to be memorable or rank highly in search results. The only connection with the White House is that the chef who developed it was inspired by the beehive in the garden of the presidential residence. Anyhow, I wanted to try it because it used honey as the exclusive sweetener and included cardamom as a spice.

Muffin Batter

The batter is oil-based and can be made easily by hand. It was quite runny so I let it sit for 10 minutes before portioning.

Unbaked Muffins

A sprinkle of rolled oats on top, and they were ready to go into the oven. They were well-browned at the minimum time, and I probably could have reduced that by a few minutes owing to my dark tins.

White House Honey-Oat Muffins

These are pretty plain oatmeal muffins. Not too sweet, with a light texture thanks to all that leavening. I always like nuts or raisins in my muffins, but it’s nice to have a simple muffin once in a while.

White House Honey-Oat Muffins