Last week when I fell off Mt. Supermom, I was feeling pretty defeated.
When I am feeling down, one thing that usually cheers me up is baking. I love to fill the kitchen with delicious smells and see the delighted smiles on my children’s faces as they help and, of course, sample.
Last week, I put a spin on one of my go-to recipes for chocolate chip muffins by www.best-chocolate-recipes.com – I decided to add oatmeal. You can find the original chocolate chip muffin recipe here.
I love the oatmeal chocolate chip combo – it’s a classic. It’s delicious and it feels just a touch more wholesome than plain old chocolate chip.
These muffins are super-quick to mix up (all in one bowl!) and not overly sweet (which I like in a muffin.)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Spray a 12 muffin pan or use muffin cups
- Beat egg, milk and melted butter together.
- Add the rest of the dry ingredients at once, stir together just until moistened.
- Do not over-mix - the batter will be lumpy
- Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full
- Bake 17 - 20 minutes or until golden brown, and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- This recipe yielded a dozen muffins the first time I made it, but when I made them with large muffin cups, I only got 9 muffins.
Everyone’s appreciative little noises mixed with shouts of ‘Good!’ and ‘Thanks, Mommy!’ cheered me up; I began to feel a bit more positive. (The chocolate could have helped with that, too!)
Sometimes a warm, tasty treat (and the love of my family) can go a long way in turning my day around.