Thursday, January 30, 2014

Apple Oatmeal muffins

In one of my all-time favorite  books, The Tightwad Gazette, Amy does an article on how to create a breakfast muffin using various leftovers as add-ins (page 466 for those of you with the complete edition).

Isn't this article just brilliant!
For the article Amy looked at lots of muffin recipes and came up with the basics of what most of them call for and what amount.  The article goes into a lot of detail about the types of possible add-ins and how that affects the other ingredients.  I have always thought it was a great idea, but was also a little overwhelmed at the figuring necessary to just try it.

Apple Spice Oatmeal Muffins

But lately I have been on a homemade kick and so, I decided to give it a try.  I made Audrey some oatmeal for breakfast with chopped apples, brown sugar, and our apple spice mix.  I made enough for Meredith to have some too, but naturally she decided oatmeal was not her thing today.  Using the leftover oatmeal and the muffin instructions, I made apple oatmeal muffins for afternoon snack.  They turned out awesome.  Meredith gobbled down 2 1/2 muffins right away. :)

Apple-oatmeal muffins (makes 1 dozen):

1 1/2 cups flour
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t apple spice mix

1/2 c milk
1/4 c oil
1 egg
1/2 c brown sugar
1 cup leftover oatmeal with apples in it (it may have been even more than that, I didn't measure)

mix the dry stuff together, mix the wet stuff separately.  pour the wet into the dry and just mix until incorporated.

bake at 400 for 15 min.

1 comment:

Sylvan said...

These sound like they are delicious. Meredith eating 21/2 muffins right away is a great endorsement for their tastiness...Yum!