Monday, May 11, 2009

Grandma's Muffins

**For installment number two of Mother Week, I turn the blog over to my husband Matt so he can share a special recipe from Grandma Grieta.

As the guest blogger this week, my first post will be on Grandma Elenbaas' oatmeal muffins. These were a favorite of grandma's later in life when she was living on her own at the Pine Villa apartments. Grandma, who had always cooked for a crowd, now found herself cooking for 1 and this recipe allowed her to make some delicious muffins that she could enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. She became quite famous for these treats at the apartment complex where she lived and they became quite a requested favorite of her friends who came to play cards and visit. She also made these a few times for a bakesale and always seemed to sell out quite early. This was a hard pick for me because I have so many wonderful memories of food and my grandmother. From the cheese sandwiches I would have for lunch as a child to the "onionless" meatloaf my grandma would make especially for her fussy eating grandson, the recipes would be endless. Grandma would be proud to see her muffin recipe on the blog.

Grandma's Oatmeal Muffins
*yields 12 muffins

1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1 c. buttermilk plus 1 T.
1/3 stick of margarine, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg, beaten with a fork
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
dash salt
1 c. flour
3/4 c. raisins (we used dried cherries)
chopped nuts if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine oatmeal and buttermilk and set aside while preparing the rest of the mixture. Cream the margarine, sugar, and egg. Sift together baking powder, soda, salt, and flour and add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the oatmeal mixture until combined and add the raisins and nuts. Scoop into muffin cups and bake for 10 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Grandma Grieta would be so pleased with this tribute! She loved her little Matthew and was proud to tell everyone all about him!

    The oatmeal muffins sound good and the buttermilk no doubt makes them nice and moist!

    So nice of you, Matt, to take this opportunity to remember your Grandma Grieta!