Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins - 6 points

Do you love oatmeal raisin cookies? Either you are now dreaming of them or you are making an "ick" face - it seems like they are a love them or hate them type of treat. I love them. I would, many times, rather have oatmeal raisin than chocolate chip - it is true. I love the texture of the oatmeal, the caramelization on the raisins, the spice of the cinnamon. I would eat them all day long.  Which is why I was so happy to find that this recipe yields a muffin that tastes just like an oatmeal raisin cookie. So indulgent, so perfect, so not even a crumb of one left in my house this evening.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins - From In the Kitchen with the AWA
1 cup oats
1 cup buttermilk
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raisins

1. Place the oats and buttermilk in a bowl and seal. Refrigerate overnight.
2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and raisins in a medium bowl.
3. Add egg and butter to the oat mixture. Add oat mixture to flour and mix well. Spoon into greased muffin tins.
4. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
5. Yields 12, 6 point muffins

Did any of you see the lovely story about this man on the news?

At the end of the U2 concert on Saturday, Bono leaned over to talk to someone in the crowd. He then motioned to some of the security people to pull the man up on stage. We (the crowd) went wild, of course, to see this guy make it to the stage. Bono was heard asking the man what he wanted to play and then asking the stage crew to hand him Bono's guitar. The man requested "All I Want is You" and told the crowd that his wife's name is Andrea - omg he was going to play for his wife with U2! He also said he was nervous - which got a big laugh. He did an excellent job - earned years of points with his wife - and then, when he started to give the guitar back to Bono - Bono told him to keep it! Wicked cool.

The story made it into the news today because the man -who is named Adam - is blind. He was holding a sign that said something equivalent to "Blind Guitar Player: Bring me up" If you want to see the actual performance, click here.  Be forewarned that, if you are a big sap like me, you will probably cry.

My husband has never sung to me on stage in front of 50,000 people, but he has done it in front of a few hundred people a couple of times. I am lucky to have a man who sings to me. This is one of my most frequent serenades...


  1. delicious looking muffins looks wonderful with oatmeal
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom

  2. I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Never tried the puffed up (muffin) version but I would love it also:)

  3. Your husband sing to you; how romantic!!!!
    Love this healthy recipe; thanks.

  4. Great idea for muffins! I can't resist oatmeal cookies. And I love both serenading stories...you have a sweet hubby!

  5. I am one of those freaky folk that prefer oatmeal raising to choco chip cookies, too. Although I DO love a nice big piece of dark chocolate. Mmm, might have to pick up a vegan oatmeal raising cookie after work. Or make these muffins.

  6. Oatmeal cookies are m favorite. Now I have an excuse to eat them for breakfast!! Thank you!! What a sweet story. I loved it!!

  7. Great looking muffins. Awww...your husband has sung to you in public??? That is so romantic!!! He's obviously a keeper (and a lucky guy!) Have a great day.

  8. I love oatmeal raisin cookies but I think I'd love these muffins even more! Yum!

  9. I talked to a guy that works with me who got to go to the concert. He told me about the guitar. Too cool!

    Muffins look yummy!

  10. I am a great fan of oatmeal cookies and these muffins look delicious.

  11. Yes to the muffins and 6 points (I've fallen miles away from the wagon) and yes, the Youtube video made my heart skip a beat.

  12. Hi Angela, I stopped by to visit your blog. I love oatmeal cookies and these look great.
    But I especially loved the story of the man at the U2 concert. That is way cool. U2 is one of my favorite groups and what an act of grace for Bono to give him the opportunity and the guitar. I'm glad you have a singing husband. What a treat. My wife has a singing husband as well. All heart and no voice, unfortunately. Great blog!

  13. What a healthy treat ~ perfect for breakfast!
    US Masala


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