What’s for Breakfast Today?

I wrote this Sunday morning, and thought I had published it then. Apparently not, as it was sitting in the draft pile. Here’s what we had for breakfast, Sunday May 9, 2010.

Oatmeal raisin muffins. I got the basic muffin recipe from The Complete Tightwad Gazette, because, as you know, I – and Burly Man – are attempting Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, and, making things from scratch is much less expensive than buying the mix at the store. And, the ingredients are fresh, so it’s better for us.

So, instead of using flour in the recipe, I used oatmeal. And added cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins. The verdict? Pretty darn tasty. However, that’s my opinion. We’ll have to see what Burly Man thinks.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt together in bowl. Add milk, oil, and egg. Mix well. Add spices and raisins. Pour into well greased muffin tin (I use the little paper cups instead) and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until muffin center is springy to touch or the muffin has pulled away from the sides of the tin.