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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mom"s Oatmeal Buttermilk Muffins

Mom would make these and many types of coffee cakes to provide a sweet treat for breakfast. Mom would serve these with a butter and some real good crab-apple jelly. It is difficult to eat these and not be transformed back to childhood.

1 cup of quick cooking oat meal (not the instant)
1 cup of buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of melted shortening
1 cup of sifted flour 
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of baking soda

Soak oatmeal in the buttermilk at least 1 hour. It can be longer.
Add eggs and beat well.  Add sugar and mix.  Add cooled shortening.  Combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt and fold into the oatmeal mixture with as few strokes as possible to mix well.  Fill paper lined muffin pan and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Cooks Note: I measured the flour before sifting because you primarily sift to remove lumps. I also did not wait too long for the shortening to cool but I did add slowly so as not to shock or cook the egg.

Makes 1 dozen.

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