Sunday, February 26, 2012

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffins

3 cups flour     1 c brown sugar, packed     1/2 c sugar
1 T & 1 1/2 tsp baking powder     1 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c shortening (I use butter flavor Crisco)    3 c quick oats

Combine all ingredients except the shortening & oats.  Mix well.  Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in oats.  Store in an air tight container for up to 6 months.  Makes 9 cups of mix/ 3 batches of muffins

For muffins - preheat oven to 400 F; combine 3 cups of mixture from above with 1 egg & 2/3 c milk; mix well.  Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full; bake for 10 to 15 min.  Cool for 5 min. before removing from pan.  Makes 1 dozen.

Very good plain, also taste great with chocolate chip, and/or nuts added.