Monday, June 29, 2020

Berry Oatmeal Muffins #MuffinMonday


As I type this, I'm at my cousin's house, mooching off her WiFi while attending my friend's virtual baby sprinkle. Two weeks ago, my internet went down. I didn't pay much attention to it that night as it had been crappy all day. But the next morning when it was still down, I called my ISP. My house phone was also down so I figured this was some kinda wiring issue. It took them a few days to get out to me. I was right but I really could not have guessed the circumstances. Apparently, someone STOLE the cables on my street. Sure enough, when I looked out to the pole, I could see the ends of cables dangling. I don't know how they did it and I don't really know why. Word in the street is that they sell the copper inside. I called my ISP for an update and was told I need to call back on Monday. I have spoken to several persons who have mentioned that it takes ages for them to fix the cables in these circumstances. One friend has been waiting for 2 years. I don't have 2 years so when I do speak to them, I'm going to have to discuss alternatives. Yesterday I noticed the competitor's van in the area. They previously didn't offer service around here so I was just stuck with a sucky provider. But I need to look into whether they have finally expanded. Let me add that to my "Things to Do while I'm on WiFi List". It's long.

For the first time ever, I made my muffins weeks in advance. Good thing too because I would not have had broadband to spend hours researching recipes and obsessing over what to do. I adapted these from Sally Baking Addiction. They are really soft and moist and delicious. Even my 18-month-old nephew who isn't so keen on eating, enjoyed a few bites.

All the other muffins for this Muffin Monday are below!

Berry Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup milk
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries


Pour the milk over the oats and set aside for at least 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease a muffin tin or add liners.

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

Gently combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture. Next, fold in the oats and milk and the berries.

Divide among muffin wells.

Bake for 5 mins and then reduce oven to 350 F.

Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Cool and enjoy..

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  1. They STOLE your cables?! Outrageous! When people are desperate though ...

    When we lived in KL, there was a similar problem with manhole covers. They were stolen to sell for scrap metal. Talk about dangerous for pedestrians. Finally the powers-that-be started replacing them with heavy duty plastic. Looks like your powers-that-be are going to have to start prosecuting the scrap metal dealers for buying stolen goods, if they aren't trying that already.

    I'm so glad you are able to go to your cousin's place to mooch. I can see why your muffins were a hit, Kelly! They'd make a great breakfast or mid-morning snack.

  2. These look delicious! I'll have blueberries in a few weeks and blackberries the month after, will have to try them!

  3. Oh my gosh....I can't believe the cables got stolen and 2 years!!! How does a company stay in business if they give up 2 years of service to someone? Hope it gets resolved soon.

  4. Oh my GOODNESS! What a mess - I hope you have other options rather than just waiting for them to repair it! These muffins sounds perfect - oats and berries are a favorite in my house!

  5. That's just terrible!! We have copper thieves here too, but fortunately our cable is underground. They usually hit construction sites and steal catalytic converters. In the meantime, congrats on planning ahead! Your muffins sound tasty!

  6. Yes thevies are here too, last day somebody is stealing from the back of trucks parked in driveway. Your muffins looks delicious I would love to try it.