Monday, May 27, 2019

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins - #MuffinMonday

Last Wednesday the national water agency announced that due to the current drought, we were being put on water restrictions. The rain gods apparently heard our cries and it has been raining heavily every day since the announcement. Right now, my street is flooded. It will be a pain if it's still raining when I am ready to go to work but I'm thankful. Or I could just not go to work?

This week I start a crazy work schedule. There are a lot of kinks to be worked out and my anxiety over the whole situation is HIGH. No bueno. I've found myself stress eating and I don't like it at all. We will not talk about the number of muffins I've eaten. It's just quality control really. You have to eat several muffins at different times of the day to really test them. 

I insist that you do the same. Make these muffins and then scroll down for a list of more muffins that you need to test as well. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins 
Yield: 11 - 12 muffins

1 cup milk
1 cup oats
1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
1 egg
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips


Pour the milk over the oats and allow to sit until the milk is absorbed (about 15 minutes). 
Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a muffin tin or grease it well. 

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk the egg, oil, sugar, and vanilla. 

Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Only do a few folds. You don't want it to be fully mixed. You should still see lots of dry flour. Add the oat mixture and the chocolate chips. Fold them in gently as well. 

Fill the muffin wells to the top. 

Bake for 5 minutes at 425F and then lower the temperature to 350F. Bake another 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. 

Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then remove the muffins and place on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Muffin Monday

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  1. Hahaha, Kelly! Thanks for doing the hard work for us and taking several for the team. Your muffins would be perfect any time of day. And thank God for rain!

  2. Thank goodness for the rain, and thank you for all of your taste testing!

  3. The things we do for the sake of our readers...oh the sacrifices we make...LOL