This weekend I made orange chocolate oatmeal muffins both mornings. Saturday I dropped half of them (on the floor and in the oven) and promised to make them again because they were so delicious. I have been using cooked oatmeal in my muffins for a long time and it makes the softest texture. I admit I don’t follow a recipe anymore but it’s something like this:
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup or less sugar
1 tsp cinnamon, or spice
1/2 cup or more cooked oatmeal
1/4 cup oil or 2 tbsp butter
handful chocolate chips
juice of squeezed orange
zest of orange
1/3 cup or more milk
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 mins.
Change the flavors with fruit and spices. When using wet ingredients like coconut milk or pumpkin puree I will need less milk.
Thick bread from the Clover bakery, almond butter and the ripest, reddest, sweetest stawberries from our CSA. The best!
Today we had hot cross buns from the Andersen bakery and persimmons. So, so good. ^_^
We have the ability to take our mornings slow and enjoy pancakes, oatmeal, toast or whatever we like. Earlier this week I made some leftover oatmeal muffins and they were so great on the chilly morning. Funny enough Emma Clover likes grape nut cereal just as much with her bowl filled with frozen blueberries. As long I have coffee and time to spend with my little family I am happy.
Her favorite food is frozen blueberries and today I mixed them with plain yogurt. She loves it! I cannot get enough of her yogurt beard—looking more like maiki. ^_^
This morning’s breakfast was so good—even better than IHOP. ^_^ As you know, I like the easy peasy, just add water pancake mix. I usually add soy milk and cinnamon and then whatever strikes my fancy. Today I added lots of delicious ingredients to make the best evar pancakes!
* pancake mix
* soy milk
* pumpkin puree
* spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger