Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Muffins

I’ve been running errands and haven’t had a chance to bake anything. However, Fuzz is finally starting to appreciate muffins and has asked me if I’d make her some for her take-to-school-morning-snack. Here is the recipe I’m using. It’s based on one in Glamour Magazine’s Gourmet on the Run cookbook which my aunt gave me in 1988. I can’t believe I’ve managed not to lose this book in twenty years and 10 or so different residences.

Picture to come. Fuzz and I have to go shopping for a clock radio.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Muffins – Makes 5

1/2 cup boiling water
1/3 cup rolled oats (quick cooking okay, but not instant)
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup cinnamon chips (may sub choc. Chips)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 5 normal size muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large microwave-safe measuring cup combine boiling water, oatmeal and butter. Let sit for 20 minutes.

In a medium size mixing bowl, thoroughly mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

With a spoon, beat the egg and vanilla into the oatmeal mixture; stir oatmeal mixture into dry ingredients just until mixed Stir in cinnamon chips. Batter will be thick and kind of gummy.

Spoon into muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes. Note: If muffins seem to be browning too quickly, throw a sheet of foil over the top to shield.

Let cool slightly. Remove from pan.

Makes 6

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  1. Sue says

    How nice that Fuzz is appreciating your muffins.

    Speaking of appreciating your baked goods. I made the Masterpiece White Chocolate Chunk Cookies again. I’m taking them to share on the retreat I’m attending this weekend.
    I’ll try not to mention it publicly every time I make them, but they are so good, and I’m so appreciative of your web site, and cookie baking abilities. So, thanks again!!

  2. Jane says

    Wow, a muffin recipe that doesn’t call for milk! I’m not lactose intolerant or anything, I just don’t like milk. This recipe is a keeper!

  3. says

    cinnamon chips are the best thing since wrapping-free caramel bits…or have they been around longer? either way, they’re spectacular! i’m always looking for new ways to use them, so i’ll be trying these muffins out immediately!

  4. says

    Another terrific recipe, as I completely expected! Thanks for being willing to try and share so many recipes – I so enjoy checking in to see what you make up each day!

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