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Oatmeal Muffins

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“This begins by soaking a cup of oatmeal in a cup of buttermilk for one hour or more or overnight, and ends later with a dozen lovely light brown muffins coming out of the oven. Oatmeal gives the muffins a softness and a distinctive texture. The brown sugar is added last and is not completely broken up in the batter so that small pools of brown sweetness are left for you to find. Very nice muffins. My son suggested I use a streusel topping next time.”
READY IN:
40mins
YIELD:
1 doz,
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Muffin tins, greased--about 12 medium cups.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. In a large bowl combine rolled oats and buttermilk.
  4. Allow the oats to soak for 30 minutes or longer.
  5. (Sometimes I will let them go overnight.) On a length of wax paper sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  6. Stir the shortening and beaten egg into the oatmeal mixture.
  7. Blend in dry ingredients and mix only long enough to moisten.
  8. Drop in brown sugar.
  9. Stir but don't beat.
  10. Ideally, the brown sugar should remain suspended in the batter in small pea-size chunks.
  11. Spoon batter into the muffin tins.
  12. Bake in the oven until brown.
  13. Remove muffins from the oven.
  14. Gently loosen with knife around muffin and turn from muffin tins and serve while they are hot.
  15. They taste good cold.
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