So I made the muffins I started this morning. I got it from allrecipes.com:
Orange Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or paper-line muffin pans.
2 In a small bowl soak oats in orange juice and water for 15 minutes.
3 In a large bowl cream together butter or margarine and sugars. Beat in eggs and oat mixture.
4 In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir into batter. Stir in vanilla and raisins. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.
5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes
It needs some or all that butter changed to applesauce or pumpkin because it SOAKED my paper muffin liners. Ick. It also needs cinnamon, possible nuts, and a dash or orange essence to make it more orange-y. It's got potential though so I'll just have to play with it until I get it to where I want it.