I found my new favorite muffin recipe!
My friend Hannah started a blog when she inherited a cookbook from her father in law. The cookbook (of all muffin recipes) belonged to his Mom. She began baking a new recipe each week, and then blogging about her experience. It's a delightful blog, chronicling classic muffin recipes. You can read along too: 67 Days in the Past.
I first baked these muffins on Wednesday, and they were so good. By Wednesday night there were just two left. I baked another batch Thursday morning, adding in the cinnamon and nutmeg, which really give these muffins an extra kick. Check Hannah's original post to see what she added to her muffins for extra flavor.
Oatmeal Spice Muffins
adapted from Oatmeal Muffins
1 cup boiling water
1 cup oatmeal (not quick cooking oats)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Mix together the water and oats, and set aside for 20 minutes or so.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the brown sugar and butter. Then stir in the eggs, and vanilla. Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir just until combined. Gently stir in the oatmeal. Be careful not over mix. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, and fill the cups 3/4 of the way. Before baking, sprinkle the tops of the muffins with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes.