Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday morning

Ah the day of blissful rest!  After an insanely fun week with the fam and some well needed (and deserved!!) vacation time, I have been thoroughly wiped out.  Whoever said they needed a vacation from their vacation, hit the nail on the head.  Whew!  What a crazy week.

This morning when I got up I thought, "I really want to make a nice breakfast for our last day of vacation, but I'm so freakin' exhausted!!"  Good thing I had some of my handy dandy Oatmeal Mix ready to go.  Taken from the Make-A-Mix Cookery book (can we say OLD SCHOOL?!),  this mix has an abundance of uses.  My all time favorite is the oatmeal muffins.  With it's sweet nutty flavor and moist texture it's sure to be a hit with the troops.  The wonderful thing is, you can make this mix ahead of time and just use it when you need it.  Sure beats buying the muffin mixes at the store.  Hope you enjoy!!

Oatmeal Mix

3 cups flour
3-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (I use butter.  You just have to make sure you use it up a little quicker.)
3 cups rolled oats

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Stir in brown sugar.  Mix well.  With pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed.  Stir in oats and mix well.  Makes about 9 cups.

Keep on reading cause here are 3 delicious recipes that you can make using this mix...

Oatmeal Muffins

1 egg
2/3 cup milk
3 cups Oatmeal Mix

Preheat oven to 400.  Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.  Put Oatmeal Mix in a large bowl.  Combine egg and milk in smaller bowl.  Add all at once to Oatmeal Mix.  Stir until just moistened.  Yes, your batter will be lumpy.  Don't freak!  Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake 15-20 minutes.  Deeee-lish!!

Oat Pancakes

1-1/2 cups Oatmeal Mix
1 cup water
1 egg, slightly beaten

Combine all your ingredients and let sit for 5 minutes.  Cook on your hot griddle for 3-4 minutes each side.  Serve it up with your favorite topping like this yummy buttermilk syrup or my son refuses to put anything on them.  They are that good!!

Oatmeal Cookies

1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3 cups Oatmeal Mix
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Mix wet ingredients together.  Add Oatmeal Mix and cinnamon and stir until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Bake 10-15 minutes, until edges are browned.  Makes about 24 cookies...that is, if you don't eat all the dough like I usually do!!

Well, hope you try out this really easy and versatile mix.  It will make you home smell like heaven on a lazy Sunday morning!!  Eat well my friends.


  1. There's nothing "old school" about healthy, inexpensive, good, at home cooking! It's just plain smart! Kind of like ......Mom!

  2. YES!! Oatmeal muffin mix! Thanks for posting this one, Beth. Remember how Mom sent me a huge bag of this mix while I was on my mission?'s THAT good!

  3. OK, I need to borrow this book. I love quick & easy's like this.


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