Monday, June 29, 2009
This was my failed attempt at making oatmeal brownies. But on the upside, I'm really happy with how these came out because they turned into something else completely. I got muffins! Mini muffins to be exact. Don't you just love when something like that happens? Another happy mistake.
They're really good. There's a subtle butterscotch flavor. Great for breakfast, snack or dessert. Have it with some coffee, tea or moo juice. Topped them with a sprinkle of oats and a single butterscotch morsel before baking. Why the single morsel? I don't know. Decor? Maybe. I didn't think much into it. I made about 2 dozen mini muffins and 3 mini-loafs.
This makes 30 mini muffins.
Oatmeal-Butterscotch Mini Muffins
1/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c unsalted butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c water
1 c rolled oats (plus extra for topping)
1 c butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350˚F
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
Melt the butterscotch chips in a bowl with the water. Heat in the microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 min or until melted. Stir the mixture after the first minute to combine. Or use the double boiler method. Bring some water to a boil in a small pot. Once the water is boiling bring it down to a simmer. Place the butterscotch and water in a metal bowl and place on top of the pot. Stir butterscotch occasionally to combine until melted.
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Then add in the eggs, mixing after each one. Add in vanilla, then the melted butterscotch. Combine well then slowly add the flour mixture. Mix well until there are no lumps.
Add in the oats.
Lightly grease your preferred muffin pan and pour in the batter 3/4 full. Sprinkle a little more oats on top.
Baked for 15-20 min. Let it cool for at least 5-10min.