Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just wanted to share..........

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month?!?
Ya! It really is!!

For a gal whose BFF is her sewing machine, that's a great excuse to do some sewing.

So, do you want to know what I have been doing?



BAKING!

I bet you thought I was going to say sewing....
Sadly, I haven't been doing nearly as much sewing as I would like......
Crazy, isn't it?
You would think that I would have been cranking out the projects on account of there being a whole month dedicated to sewing!

Well, I had a hankering for some of my favorite muffins, so baking was in order.
(Even though it is still over 100* here!)

These are called Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins.
They are so delish that I am quite certain they will become a favorite of yours, too!
 
They are easy and healthy to make. They freeze really well so go ahead and make a double batch!

CRANBERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS
1 C. Oats (I use old fashioned oats)
1 C. Sour Cream or Yogurt (any flavor)
(I prefer yogurt...it makes the muffins lighter & fluffier)
1 C. Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 C. Applesauce
1/2 C. Honey
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
(For the "ultra healthy" version, I cut the honey & sugar in half)
1 Egg
2 tsp. of grated Orange Peel
3/4 C. Dried Cranberries


Preheat oven to 400*.
 Soak oats in yogurt for a few minutes.
Sift dry ingredients and add to oat mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine egg, applesauce, honey and sugar.
Beat until well blended. 
Fold into dry ingredients.
Add orange peel and cranberries.
Stir gently to combine.
Cook 20 min. in a greased muffin tin.

So, there you have it!
I promise you will love these....even if you aren't a big cranberry fan.
They would be yummy warmed up with a little hot cocoa.
Especially all of you who are enjoying some cooler weather now that fall has hit just about everywhere but Arizona.
(yes. I am still whining about the heat- and, said whining, will more than likely continue until December.)
I shared this recipe with my friend Sharla. She blogged about these muffins and their yummyness but added a frosting to them!..........Go check it out!

3 comments:

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Yummy!
Jo-Anne---can you email me your address again. I can't find it.
★Linda★

Kimberly said...

Those look divine! I'm on a baking kick too... my freezer's FULL of muffins right now - it's awesome!

And the runner you were wondering about with the varigated stippling is in my etsy shop. You can have a closer peek there!

Hugs, Kimberly

The Wolfes said...

I must say i LOVED them!!!! thanks for sharing i hope mine turn out as good as yours!