Friday, August 22, 2003

Why is Tim Burton remaking Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Why not make any other Roald Dahl story that hasn't been done yet?

So I made the muffins I started this morning. I got it from

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.

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