Sunday, January 21, 2024

Breakfast at the Grover Hotel: Easy Oatmeal Muffins #1


These hearty muffins are easy to make, inexpensive, and contain less sugar than store-bought muffins. 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Blend together dry ingredients.

2 1/2 cups Bisquick
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (I used quick cooking oatmeal)

In a separate bowl, blend together wet ingredients and sugar.

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup melted butter or margarine
2 cups buttermilk

If you don't have buttermilk (it's strangely difficult to find buttermilk where I live) add a little vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk. 

In a large bowl, mix the wet and dry ingredients until well blended. 

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Makes approximately 3 dozen muffins.

I adapted this recipe from the Amish bran muffin recipe in the Dining On a Dime 20th Anniversary cookbook because I always have a lot of quick-cooking oatmeal on hand. 

Here is the original recipe.

5 cups all purpose four
5 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. allspice
3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups buttermilk
1 (20 oz.) box raisin bran fakes

Preheat oven to 375°. Mix all of the ingredients together. The batter will be lumpy. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full and bake 20 minutes. The batter can be kept refrigerated for up to 6 weeks. Makes 30-35 muffins. 

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These are my most-used cookbooks. They are filled with frugal recipes and helpful tips for stretching your budget. 

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I use silicone baking cups for my muffins and cupcakes. They are durable, inexpensive, and reusable. 

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You'll get the best price on Bisquick at Costco, but if you don't have a Costco membership or a Costco near you, this Costco-size box from Amazon is only a couple dollars more and you get the convenience of having it delivered to you. 

Bisquick isn't just for making biscuits. It's extremely versatile. I've found that I can swap a couple cups of Bisquick for the dry ingredients in a cake, cookie, or muffin recipe and it turns out quite nicely.

I haven't bought oatmeal in literal years because they always include it in the food bank box. Plain oatmeal tends to be pretty cheap. I've provided a link for an inexpensive option in case you need it. I will earn a small commission for anything ordered through this link.

I hope you enjoy making and eating this simple and hearty treat! Until next time!

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Ornery "Muffin" Owl

Cactus Clem
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"Y'all might wanna be careful walkin' around in that getup, Ornery. Hangry might mistake ya fer a muffin and gobble ya right down!"

Hangry Wyrm
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"Watch yourself, Cactus. I've heard your kind is good eatin'."

Ghost Town Grover
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"Am I the only one that's gonna stick to the topic of this here post? These muffins are dang good! I think I'm gonna have me another one!"

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