Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins

On our camping trip, my neighbor brought along some buttermilk oatmeal muffins.  I was dying to try them, so I bought buttermilk.  When I got the recipe, I realized that they require steel cut oats (which I don't have) and 8 hours of soaking time (which I also didn't have).  So, google and allrecipes became my best friend.

I found this recipe and adjusted it a bit.  First, I doubled it.  Then, I used half the amount of oil (olive, because that's what I had), and added 4 oz of berry flavored applesauce.  Then I sprinkled in some cinnamon and added brown sugar.  Also, I didn't have 1 full cup of brown sugar, so I only used 1/2 (I always cut the sugar anyway).

These were nice and delicious and simple.  And they made 22 muffins.  Next time, I might try to add grated carrots or apple.  Why not?

Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins
2 c. oats: 0.37
2 c. buttermilk: 0.80
soak for 20-30 min

2 eggs: 0.79
3 T olive oil: 0.33
4 oz applesauce: 0.50
cinnamon: 0.05
1 tsp vanilla: 0.10
1/2 c packed brown sugar: 0.25

1 c. whole wheat flour:  0.19
1 c. all purpose flour: 0.19
2 tsp baking powder: 0.25
1 tsp baking soda: 0.05
1 tsp salt: 0.01

Total: $3.88 for 22 muffins.  $0.18 each

Mix the wet ingredients, through the sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.  Add dry to wet.  Stir until just moistened.  Spoon into muffin cups.

Bake at 400F for 20 min.


Anonymous said...

oh i love how you improvised with the recipe.....they look great and i am sure you smelled great when cooking :)

Biz said...

They look delicious! I almost always reduce the amount of sugar in recipes - some muffin recipes call for 2 cups!