Monday, August 16, 2010

TWD - Oatmeal Breakfast Bread (muffins!)

Hi all! I missed the first two recipes this month,(busy working)  but I am here with the third recipe for August.  That recipe, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread, was picked by Natalie of Oven Love. She has lots of yummy recipes posted and great photos to go along with them. Be sure to stop by and check them out.

I have family visiting right now. My Mom, Dad and younger brother are here from Florida. They will be staying till Wednesday morning. Last night we had a house full with the three of them, me and my hubby,  and my two kids came out with their spouses. We had spaghetti, fresh baked bread, and for dessert, chocolate bread pudding (from Dorie's cookbook!) There was a lot of talking and laughing. Tons of pictures taken. Great time!

This morning I decided to bake the Oatmeal Breakfast Bread to have with our coffee. Only I decided to bake muffins instead of a loaf of bread. I thought the muffins would be easier for everyone to grab and eat and that muffins would be ready much quicker than bread.

This was a quick recipe to put together. Mix up the topping using brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. The batter was easy to mix up. Flour, sugar, eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves,salt, baking powder, baking soda, oil, applesauce. I folded in some raisins that I plumped with some boiling water. Then lined two muffin tins with baking papers and using my large scoop, I filled each of the muffin papers about 3/4 full and popped them into the oven.

I set the timer for about 25 minutes and when I checked them, they were done. I pulled them from the oven and set them out to cool. My brother was chomping at the bit to try them. He said they smelled delicious, which was true. My Dad said he wasn't interested in them, because he doesn't like oatmeal baked...he likes oatmeal in a bowl with milk and brown sugar, but doesn't like oatmeal cookies or oatmeal bread. Kind of like me with bananas. I love bananas fresh but can't take them baked in anything. Mom was neutral, though she did say the muffins smelled good while they were baking.

Once I had photographed the muffins for my blog, I tried one and my brother tried one. Delicious!! Dorie says to wait for the bread to cool before eating it, but the muffins were wonderful warm from the oven. Soft with a tender crumb, and the light taste of cinnamon. The topping was crunchy and sweet. The raisins nice and chewy. I ate two and my brother ate 4!! He was going to eat more, but decided he was going to show a little self-control. :) Mom tried one and talked Dad into trying one. And, he liked them! He was going to have a second one, but thought I had counted them and didn't want to eat muffins that were set aside for someone else. Oh well, he can have more tomorrow morning!

So, thanks Natalie. Great choice! It was a big hit here at my place. If you want to see what the rest of the bakers thought stop by TWD and check it out.

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for baking with me! And what is it with these lizards??

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  2. Hi! These look delicious. I would like them warm from the oven, too!

    My cake turned out pretty good. Thanks for all of the help.

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  3. Yours look great. Perfect breakfast muffin for visiting family! I also went with muffins, but made a few substitutions! We loved them too.

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  4. Muffins were a great idea because my bread didn't slice very pretty. If I make again it will be muffins.

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  5. Muffins are on my A list, these look really great

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  6. im the opposite of your dad - i only like oatmeal baked!
    ButtercreamBarbie

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  7. Looks like muffins are the way to go! I will have to bake this bread again (twist my arm). Have they asked you to bake more?

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  8. Woah your brother really went to town;).Im glad you all enjoyed the muffines! I loved this recipe. Your right so easy and so good!!

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  9. Well, obviously your brother was a big fan of these gorgeous muffins! Great job.

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  10. I love the muffin idea. Yours look amazing and delcious!

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  11. Glad you and your family liked them! I think muffins were definitely the way to go here.
    :)

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  12. Lovely muffins! It's always an amazing feeling when we can change someone's mind about something. :D

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  13. I would make muffins over quick bread every time because they bake so much faster!
    Don't. like. bananas. baked. in. anything?
    Sigh. One of my favorite things. It's ok. More for me. jk
    I actually played around and used banana instead of applesauce.

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  14. I need to make muffins next time I try a quick bread recipe. So much easier for sharing.

    Yours sound and look so good.

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  15. Your muffins look and sound delicious! Mom and Dad's can be so interesting at times. My parents are visiting from Arizona at the moment. Always a treat to see them!

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  16. don't you just love when haters or certain foods come to love something with just that hated ingredient in it? it just makes my day :)

    Your muffins look fab!!

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  17. I made muffins, too, and for the same reasons. I was surprised how much everyone at work raved about them. I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit with your family. =)

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  18. Your muffins look amazing!!!! We loved this recipe!

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  19. I'm glad this story had a happy ending with everyone trying - and, naturally, enjoying - the muffins. Yours look delicious!

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  20. I'm beginning to think that muffins were the way to go with this recipe. Enjoy your visit with your family.
    Mimi

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  21. I just knew I should have gone the muffin route! I will next time. These look fabulous. I am a tad behind also, made the ice cream yesterday so hopefully will do a double post on that with next week's TWD. The guys thought the ice cream was AWESOME, so will undoubtedly be making that again! Your muffins look stellar!

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  22. Your muffins look great! I made muffins too, and loved them!

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  23. The muffins look wonderful. Perfect for entertaining: delicious and you don't have to spend tons of time making them. Hope you're having a nice visit with your family.

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  24. These were good, weren't they. Like the idea of muffins. They look fantastic.

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  25. Oooh, I might have to try these as muffins. That sounds perfect. Glad you enjoyed them and with family too. That's even better!

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  26. I'm so glad these were such a big hit! I wish I had done muffins as my bread was a little wet in the middle.

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Please let me know what you think. I love to hear from other bakers.