Monday, August 22, 2011

Muffin Monday - Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Muffins


The idea for today's muffin has been floating around in my brain for several weeks now (oatmeal cookie muffin, oatmeal cookie muffin, oatmeal cookie muffin...). Thank goodness for our second hand copy of The Southern Living Cookbook (acquired from the Goodwill -- our favorite place to shop!). Not that a recipe for oatmeal cookie breakfast muffins was listed amongst the different muffin options, mind you, but there was this entry for "Slightly Sweet Muffins" with an oat option:



A few ingredient substitutions later -- measure, mix, bake -- and a most delicious aroma filled our kitchen. Enjoy!!




Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Muffins
makes 12 muffins

1 1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 c. rolled oats
1/3 c. organic sugar (plain white sugar will work)
2.5 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea salt
1.5 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. raisins (optional)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
2 eggs
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. melted butter (or coconut oil)
1 t. real vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil) or line with paper baking cups. If you put your oil on to melt over low heat now, it will be ready to add when the time comes.



Measure the first nine ingredients into a large mixing bowl; stir with a whisk to blend.



Whisk eggs in a small bowl; stir in buttermilk, vanilla extract, and melted oil of choice (we used coconut oil this time) until well blended.

Add wet mixture to dry ingredients stirring only until moistened - don't over mix your muffins!

Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.



Bake for about 15 minutes; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. Cool slightly before removing muffins to a wire rack.



Enjoy warm with a little (or a lot!) of butter...



Or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream like we did Saturday afternoon when it was 95 degrees outside...



AnnaLynn thought these tasted just like the oatmeal we had for breakfast and thought they would taste great served warm in a bowl with a little cream...



Whichever way you serve them, we're sure you'll find them to be delicious--Bon appetit!

We would love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 33rd installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. There are 19 more to come, stay tuned...

And how cool is this?
We've been featured at April's Let's Do Brunch!


Sharing this week's muffin recipe here: Mouthwatering Monday, Tuesday at the Table, Tasty Tuesday Titus2sday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Far Above Rubies, Home Sweet Farm, Take the Time Challenge, Living Well Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Healthy 2day Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday

11 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness... I could eat the screen! To a woman that can not have any kind of grain - this recipe is truly too much temptation! :-D

    Blessings,

    Maria

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  2. Oh, this look wonderful!! I just might have to try it out! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. these look so yummy. I honestly never thought of eating muffins with ice-cream but I LOVE that idea. I like making things with oatmeal.
    I'm having a link party on my blog today and I'd love for you to add this idea if you have the time. Thanks for sharing, Maria
    http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

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  4. Maria - sooo sorry! Wish you could have just one bite. :)

    Suddenly Mom - Thanks for dropping by!

    Maria #2 - Yes, muffins w/ ice cream (it was HOT here on Saturday). Thanks for the invite; I do believe I'll join you. :)

    Blessings, ~Lisa

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  5. YUM!

    Love, Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

    Stop by anytime!

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  6. So smart. Love having breakfast all ready to go when we wake up. Makes starting the day so much easier.

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  7. These are AWESOME! I've been looking for a recipe for this very thing. My kids always want to have cereal in the morning and I want them to eat oatmeal. This would probably make both myself and the kids happy! Thanks

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  8. JuJu - Hope your family likes them! I'm inspired to try some of our other muffins in a similar way. :)

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  9. A cookie anything for breakfast would sure interest me. This looks like a really great muffin. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Oh wow, these really are my kind of muffins! I LOVE oatmeal raisin anything and these look so good. Isn't it wonderful how some recipe books sort of find us?! I love second-hand shops! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with Let's Do Brunch.

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  11. Hi again! Just wanted to let you know that I have chosen your lovely muffins as one of my featured recipes on Let's Do Brunch this week. Thank you again for sharing them!

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