Since I am only running 1 mile per day & otherwise "resting" then I am not motivated to get outside at 5 a.m. Not when it's dark, cold & WINDY. (That wind & seeing flapping flags everywhere is getting on my last nerve....grrrrr.) Today was another rushed morning & a full busy day so I jumped on a treadmill to get my mile in before teaching my pilates class. There was no treasure to find, since I was not out & about.
However, due to Suzie's comment yesterday (it's always about her, isn't it ; ) ) I thought I would still share a treasure with you. That being my homemade from scratch muffin recipe. I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I do remember whatever it was originally based on I tweed it to my specifications. Mostly to accommodate my "large" family, but I have vague recollection of making modifications to amounts of something that you put in. I've been using this specific recipe for over a year so I lay claims to make it "my recipe". Feel free to take it for yourself and enjoy.
~ 3 C. flour
~ 3 C. oatmeal
~ 2 C. sugar
~ 2 tsp. baking powder
~ 2 eggs
~ 2 C. milk
~ 1/2 C. oil
~ vanilla (don't ask me how much I always just add some in)
~ Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients.
~ Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
~ Can add extra ingredients such as raisins, chocolate chips, frozen berries, etc. for added taste.
I never make them plain, I always add something for flavor. For my more picky kids (one specifically who refuses to eat oatmeal) I add chocolate chips. In yesterday's batch I added the Andes Mint chocolate chips for an added treat. He agrees to deal with & eat the "icky" oatmeal in exchange for a treat. I can live with that. I still got him to eat some healthier oatmeal.
This recipe will make approximately 3 dozen. I often make several batches of various flavors to have on hand for a snack or rushed breakfast. They freeze very well. (Hint, if you freeze them take the wrapper off first). It also helps when I am faced with no time to whip something up. I can take however many I need out of the freezer and zap it in the microwave & wa-la, I am good to go. Another added bonus is when I want a little snack or treat I take 1 (ok sometimes 2) out and nuke it for me. Since they are not out laying around at room temp I am less likely to eat way more than I need.
If you make this recipe, let me know how they turn out. If you have a nice healthy recipe to share, blog about it & let me know. Or share it in my comment section. I'm always looking for more food treasures to add to my menu.