I just love muffins.
Simple, heathful, and fast.
Easy to freeze and throw in a lunchbox or backpack or briefcase as you are rushing out the door.
Packed with oatmeal, dried fruit, and nuts for extra nutrition and long-lasting energy.
What's more to love?
Makes about 12.
1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup sour milk or yogurt or buttermilk (I like buttermilk, personally...)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of cinnamon
Walnuts or pecans, chopped
Raisins, currants, cranberries, apples, or bananas
Honey, for serving
In a small bowl, combine the oatmeal and buttermilk. Let it stand for a few minutes, for the oatmeal to absorb some of the buttermilk.
In a large bowl, or stand mixer, add the egg, brown sugar, and oil and whisk.
Add the oats and buttermilk, then the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Mix again, until everything is moistened. Don't over beat.
Add the chopped nuts and dried fruit and fold.
Don't forget the cinnamon, like I almost did!
Spoon the batter into a dozen well oiled muffin cups. Bake at 400* for about 20 minutes.
Serve warm with honey and enjoy!