Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oatmeal Butterscotch Muffins

When it comes to Independence Day celebrations, Provo really goes all out. It's been a few years since we've been to the parade, but when the high temperature was only supposed to be in the mid-eighties, we decided to go. We joined up with some friends for a potluck breakfast while waiting for the parade to begin.

We brought a favorite from our innkeeper days. If you read the chewy ginger cookies post, you know our three criteria for a great bed and breakfast recipe. For us, this muffin recipe was a winner.

  1. The recipe makes a lot—3 dozen, in fact. Plus, they freeze well.
  2. They're easy to make. In a B&B kitchen, you're often by yourself and multitasking. Easy recipes are essential.
  3. They taste great. Our guests loved these hearty muffins served warm. They're moist, and the melted butterscotch chips are a tasty surprise. And, with all that oatmeal, they must be healthy. Right?

Speaking of the bed and breakfast, one of the things Katie and I take pride in is that once we had a guest stay with us for a month. We served him a different gourmet breakfast each day never repeating a single recipe. Now that was no easy task.

So that means I've got quite a few breakfast recipes to share. Stay tuned, and I'll get busy. In the meantime, enjoy these muffins.


  • 6 ½ regular rolled oats
  • 1 qt. buttermilk
  • 1 lb. dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsps. baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups butterscotch chips
Grease muffin cups. In a large bowl combine the oats and buttermilk. Mix well. Crumble the brown sugar over the top. Let stand for 1 hour. Combine the butter and eggs, and set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add the butter and eggs to the oats, mixing well. Stir in the flour mixture and butterscotch chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling ⅔ full. Bake in a 400° oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

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