So last week I mentioned those muffins we made.
They were, of course, a hit with all residents here and were demolished in about 2 days.
Because they are that good.
(I always say this but PLEASE let me know if you make any recipes I suggest. It thrills me to no end)
I originally got the recipe from this blog WAAAAAAYYYY back in the day (I've been blogging forever) but I see she's made her blog private.
This is why you should always PRINT your favourites and stick them in a flipfile, which is exactly what I do.
My printout is dated 28 May 2007!!!
Anyway, I'm going to tell you how I make them.
1 cup oats (any, I'm not fussy)
1 cup yoghurt (again, anything although the recipe says plain yoghurt, I like to jazz it up with a flavoured yoghurt. The flavour is very subtle = DELICIOUS! Last week I had strawberry so strawberry it was)
1/2 cup oil (I always put slightly less oil in any recipe - like 50 ml - somehow it makes me feel more virtuous? and fill it with milk)
1/2 cup sugar (same here - I used 3/4 cup which is plenty of sugar)
1 1/4 cup self-raising flour (or plain flour plus 1 tsp baking powder)
Any extras you like is optional - 1 banana, chocolate chips, raisins (last week I threw in a large handful of raisins)
- Preheat oven to 220 Celsius (mine is a VERY hot oven - like its owner, hahaha - so I turn it down to 180 once it reaches 220 for the actual baking)
- Mix the oats and yoghurt and leave in the fridge for about 30 mins.
- Stir in egg, oil, sugar and the flour last
- Remember with muffins, no over-mixing, just enough to combine
- I find that I need a little bit of milk at the end. Just a splash. You'll feel it when you can stir comfortably.
I use muffin liners and I spray "Spray and Cook"/ "Cook and Bake" (whichever is cheapest when I need to buy a can) (Pam for the US girls) into each cup.
They make 12 large muffins. I usually make 6 large and 12 mini ones because the kids like the novelty of the small ones... and they're MUCH cuter!
The recipe says it takes 20 minutes. I say stay in the kitchen and check from 12 minutes onwards if you have a hot oven like mine, definitely from 15 minutes with normal ovens. Stick in a toothpick and if it's clean, take them out. Don't let them overdry.
They are DELICIOUS.
|please excuse my muffin pan. it is very well-loved. I have a new pan too but that one doesn't work as well...|
Everyone will gobble them up and you'll have to make another batch tomorrow.
The recipe says they're good for 3 days on the counter. They've never lasted that long around these parts :)
And now, since it's the last day of the month, D and I are doing date night 3, Up in the air (LOVED it when we saw at the movies), so we're going to enjoy some of those muffins and a nice mug of tea.
How was your Saturday?
I'll have to find and link to the amazing pumpkin ones. I can't find it on my Pinterest board!!!