Well it's about that time of the week, where you just really NEED it to be Friday but it isn't. You know tomorrow will be a rough day and you're going to need a power snack to get you through it. This simple muffin recipe is amazingly low maintenance, and doesn't even require a mixer, hand held or any other kind. A bowl and a spoon will work just fine. I am counting on these to power me through the remainder of the week. I know you've got all these ingredients on hand. You can use this simple base recipe, and add just about any combo of flavors, dried fruits, nuts, spices, etc. I made them in mini muffin tins, but you can use regular sized tins, as well. Go ahead, play with your food!
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps cinnamon
1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 cup oats
2 tsps baking powder
1/3 cup raisins
Start. as always, be preheating the oven. 425F. Line the cupcake tins.
In a small bowl, soak the oats in the milk for 10-15 minutes or until the milk is fully absorbed by the oats.
In another bowl, whisk the egg, oil, and vanilla extract.
In a 3rd bowl, sift the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and raisins to combine.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, along with the oatmeal mixture. Mix with a large spoon just to combine and form dough. Fill the tins 3/4 the way, bake 10-12 minutes (for mini, double the time for larger muffin tins) and serve nice & hot with a cup of apple cider, or at room temp the next day for a power snack! Yumm!!!