Oatmeal Muffins and Four Random Thoughts

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quakers's Best Oatmeal Muffins


⅓ cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, chilled and cut into pieces
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup skim milk
¼ cup canola oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

{I added one cup of raspberries/blueberries.}


1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line twelve medium muffin cups with paper baking cups or spray bottoms only with cooking spray.

2. For streusel, in small bowl, combine oats, flour and sugar; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

3. For muffins, in large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar and baking powder; mix well. In small bowl, combine milk, oil, egg and vanilla; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not over-mix.)

4. Fill muffin cups almost full. Sprinkle with reserved streusel, patting gently.

5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

Random Thoughts Go Here:

1. Did anyone else watch the last Grey's Anatomy episode? You know, the ultra creepy one where all the characters (even my boyfriend McSteamy) burst into song? I can't figure out what was more disturbing. The fact that the characters were lip syncing as they performed surgeries, or the fact that I watched the entire episode.

2. I have a new obsession. Sweet potatoes. Where have they been all my life?!?!? I've got some in the oven right this very second. Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes - the recipe is sooooo easy and sooooo good. 'Specially with a little bit of sour cream. I think I could eat these every night of the week!!

3. I have so much trouble finishing projects that I start. I couldn't even finish my Photo-a-Day-For-Seven-Days-Challenge. Poor, non-existent photo #7.  

4. Speaking of projects that I don't finish, I (cough, cough) forgot to work on the other two chairs for the breakfast room this weekend. I decided to wash windows, try out my Little Green Machine that I got for Christmas, and bake muffins instead. Ooops. Heh heh heh....


  1. Your muffins look amazing! .... I haven't had sugar or flour for a year ... I could really bite into one of those!

  2. I need to use up oats and brown sugar before we move and this looks like the perfect recipe to do so (and yummy too)! I look forward to also trying the sweet potato recipe. It sound yummy! I don't watch Grey's but my sis posted on facebook about really disliking the musical episode and everyone strongly agreed with her. So you are not alone. :)

  3. They look awesome! Pics are great Sarah!

  4. Yes, Grey was a bit disturbing. Not sure why they did that with that show. It was such a traumatic one to sing (badly) to. I think they thought they would try to be Glee.
    Love sweet potatoes as well.

  5. These look really yummy. I'll have to check them out, thanks for posting the recipe :) Sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine, I'll have to try them with sour cream. I usually save that just for the baked potatoes.

  6. you and me both with the sweet potatoes Sarah! I recently made a sweet potato cheesecake! Delish! You can read about it here if you'd like!

    Your muffins look delicious! They would make the perfect grab and go meal for me in the mornings!

  7. Those muffins look like a perfectly good photo #7 to me!

  8. I was wondering where your last photo was! Thanks for getting the rest of us going though. I just finished a cup of tea,,,one of your delicious looking muffins would have been perfect with it! Cheers and have a great week!

  9. Hahaha...your first random thought made me laugh out loud!! And if you like sweet potatoes...try roasting them with a little cinnamon sprinkled on them...yummy!!

  10. Thanks for the recipe . . . I make muffins on Mondays for my kids and I am always looking for a new recipe. :)

  11. Your muffins look yummy!! I haven't been watching Grey's this season, for what ever reason I lost interest! I saw some clips from the "musical" episode though & it did look pretty disturbing...

  12. Those muffins look so yummy Sarah! Too yummy for me...I'd probably have to eat about a half a dozen.

    That is so funny about the sweet potatoes. I had in my head that I didn't like them at all, but recently I had some at my mom's house and I thought they were so delicious. What had I been thinking?!


  13. @A Rosy Note

    I think I did eat half a dozen. Whoops. Heh heh heh!

  14. Your muffins look yummy!! I haven't been watching Grey's this season, for what ever reason I lost interest! I saw some clips from the "musical" episode though & it did look pretty disturbing...

  15. I loved eating several of these each day. They were the best on the first day though when they were crunchy and yummy!

  16. Testing testing 1, 2, 3. Is this new comment thing working???

  17. I just made these this morning for breakfast! They were such a hit with the children. We loved them and will be making them again. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. That's awesome. I forgot to mention the part about not over-mixing the batter. I'm glad to hear that yours turned out. We ate all of ours and there are only two of us!!! :S

  19. I finally got around to making these for the family this week. Yummy!! I used blackberries. It was so nice having fresh muffins for breakfast for a couple of days!


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