Monday, January 12, 2015

Oatmeal Muffins

 Let's stay warm and cozy on this cold day, having oatmeal muffins and Constant Comment tea, by the fire. 

 I love this pinecone teacup that I found recently.  It blends so well with my thrifted plate and the teapot that my sister found for me.

 Here's the marking on the teacup.  I'm not sure what all those numbers mean.  Maybe someone can help me?

These Oatmeal Muffins are so tasty with the toasted oats as part of the batter, and the topping is so buttery and crunchy.   The recipe is from America's Test Kitchen and my son, who's here with me, gave them a thumbs up approval rating.  The recipe said that it made twelve, but I got sixteen muffins from the recipe.  Here it is, if you'd like to try:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter,  melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 6 tablespoons melted
  • 2 cups  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups packed  light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten


1. FOR THE TOPPING: Combine oats, flour, pecans, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. Drizzle melted butter over mixture and stir to ­thoroughly combine; set aside.

2. FOR THE MUFFINS: Grease and flour 12-cup muffin tin. (I had to grease and flour 4 more, but actually used baking spray with flour).  Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add oats and cook, stirring frequently, until oats turn golden brown and smell of cooking popcorn, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer oats to food processor and process into fine meal, about 30 seconds. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda to oats and pulse until combined, about 3 pulses.
3. Stir 6 tablespoons melted butter and sugar together in large bowl until smooth. Add milk and eggs and whisk until smooth. Using whisk, gently fold half of oat mixture into wet ingredients, tapping whisk against side of bowl to release clumps. Add remaining oat mixture and continue to fold with whisk until no streaks of flour remain. Set aside batter for 20 minutes to thicken. Meanwhile, adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.
4. Using ice cream scoop or large spoon, divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups (about ½ cup batter per cup; cups will be filled to rim). Evenly sprinkle topping over muffins (about 2 tablespoons per muffin). Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18 to 25 minutes, rotating muffin tin halfway through baking.
5. Let muffins cool in muffin tin on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from muffin tin and serve or let cool completely before serving.

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  1. That streusel topping looks amazing Kitty! Love the pretty pine cone dishes too! Good luck to OSU tonight, have fun watching:@)

  2. The muffins look wonderful and anything with streusel topping is a winner with me :-)

  3. I'd love an oatmeal muffin this morning by the fire Kitty...brrrr! Love your sweet pine cone cup :)

  4. Oh, my goodness, Kitty. I just commented on Marigene's table, which also featured pine cones! I love them so much. Here in Georgia, pine trees are our #1 tree! The pine cone teacup is wonderful, but I would use it for coffee. Coffee would be perfect for me with those fabulous looking muffins! Love all of your other pine cone pieces - great post!!

  5. Oh Kitty, what a sweet little tea cup! I love that it has pine cones on it rather than the "usual" flower pattern :)

    And your muffins....yes, please! I would love one...or two right now :) Hugs to you, sweet friend!

  6. Hi Kitty, wow your muffins look amazing. I love all of your recipes that you make. You always make it all look delicious too. I would love making these. I love a recipe that does not have a lot of sugar in it. Have a wonderful day and week!

  7. Hi Kitty, I have just found your blog, these muffins look so yummy, I think I shall have to try it.


  8. Pine cone dishes for the winter months always lend a cozy feel to any tea time. I have a pine cone teapot somewhere and I cannot find it. How can anyone misplace a teapot?? Those streusel topped muffins look yummy. I would love to join you too for a cup of tea and a chat. Wouldn't it be lovely! I was going to make muffins the other day and ended up making biscuits instead. So, I'm thinking I will have to make muffins sometime this week. Thanks for joining me for Tea Time and have a wonderful day, sweet friend.


  9. I don't have a tea post this week Kitty but never want to miss the baking from your kitchen. The muffins look yummy and the pine cone china goes together well for a tea time table.

  10. What a sweet pinecone teacup set. Your oatmeal muffins look amazing, especially with that topping! I make a flour-less muffin that has just oats in the batter. Oats are so versatile and healthy to bake with!

  11. Hi Kitty, This is such a cozy scene -- love the fireplace in the background and your teapot and muffins. This is perfect for a cold, January day. :) As always, your food looks delicious and thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. This is such a great time of year to bake, I think. I love your pine cone teacup; it's so dainty and pretty and your plate blends beautifully. I love to decorate with pine cones in the winter. :)

    Is it very cold where you are today? It's cold and rainy here, but not as rainy as last week. Stay warm and have a good day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  12. Kitty, I don't know which to comment on first, the beautiful tea cup set or the delicious looking muffins...both look awesome!
    Have a great week.

  13. Your newest tea cup looks like it was made for that thrifty find dish, Kitty. It's beautiful and perfect next to the fireside.
    I will give your muffins a try for sure. I can never get my crumble to turn out quite as nice as your looks for some reason. Maybe this recipe will be different? ")

    Have a beautiful rest of the day my friend.

  14. Your new tea cup is perfect for drinking your tea on these cold, dreary days we are having. The oatmeal muffins look tasty. I'm going to make a batch. ;-)

  15. What a cute teacup! The pinecone design is certainly unique.

  16. That pretty teacup looks like it was perfectly made to go with your pinecone plate, Kitty....and that neat teapot, too!
    The muffins look scrumptious. I love anything with a crunchy topping. I will try them very soon.
    Anything eaten beside a fireplace tastes extra special in my book.


  17. OOO, I want to make these in the morning...I think I have all the ingredients...can't wait.
    Love your pretty cup and the tea sounds good, too.

  18. I love oatmeal and cookies and muffins are especially tasty! I have a thing for pine cones lately.

  19. Hi Kitty: Your tea cup is amazing. You alway make such wonderful shacks. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  20. Putting your pine decorated pieces together is fun. Those muffins look spectacular!

  21. Thanks for the muffin recipe, Kitty. I love to make muffins and freeze them. On school mornings, I can pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast. These look so good!

  22. Love those pine cones tea things. Pine cones ALWAYS remind me of our years living in Maine. We were there for over 20 years and had pine trees and there for cones everywhere. Only a few here in Pennsylvania. I have copies that recipe. Will try it soon.

  23. Those muffins look wonderful..... and the tea set is pretty and cozy looking. :) So nice by the fire.

  24. Wonderful post! And those muffins look absolutely delicious! I am going to have to try them. :-) I really love that tea cup, it is so adorable!
    Have a great day!

  25. What a lovely look recipe (and blog)! I found you via Roses of Inspiration and have enjoyed the visit.

  26. The streusel topping on the muffins looks delicious. Better than frosting on a cupcake! Love the pinecone teacup - it has a wintry look.
    Hope your day is going well.

  27. It looks so cozy by your fire, Kitty. Love the look of those muffins and thank you for the recipe. We are a family that love something yummy with our tea. Deb

  28. Kitty:
    Your muffins look great and very healthy. I need to make some. I am loving your teacup and saucer and I have a couple Clarence myself. I think this is an unusual pattern though. I hope you are keeping warm. It is plenty cold here! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Looks so yummy. I had oatmeal this morning; so warming on a cold day. Your pine cone teacup is perfect for a cozy winter tea. And love the candle holder.

  30. Those muffins look scrumptious :) Thank you for sharing the recipe- I'm going to put them on my list of recipes that I want to try! Your tea cups are so pretty, too :) Blessings to you!

  31. Kitty, the teacup is perfect with your existing collection. The muffins looks absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned.

  32. Your teacup and teapot are wonderful! The muffins look great too. Have a good week, Kitty!

  33. Oh they look so good! I've been down with bronchitis etc for 3 weeks. Can't wait to feel better. First time out yesterday other than to the doc was for a funeral yesterday. :( Hope all is well there.

  34. Oh Kitty, those oatmeal muffins look so good. Loving your pinecone accessories. What a lovely place to sit and enjoy the warm fire, hot tea and muffin.

  35. Hi Kitty,
    What a lovely setting for your delicious Oatmeal Muffins. I would love to have one of those muffins with a nice cup of tea. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  36. Two of my favorites...pinecone teacups and oatmeal muffins! Perfect for a lovely and warm tea time! Back from break with a feeling-better-Honey!
    Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  37. Your muffins look wonderful with that beautiful cup. This was a great recipe and I'm sure I'll be making it again. I do hope your son gets some relief from his back pain. Sending positive thoughts his way. One of our daughters suffers from disc problems so I can certainly sympathize with what he's going through.