Monday, October 11, 2010

Blueberry-Oatmeal Muffins

Forgive the squatty muffin--I made them smaller than called for
in the recipe.
Two Random Facts About Me:
1) I'm a freak about dairy product's expiration dates.

2) I can't let food go to waste.

I opened my fridge and noticed I still had quite a bit of buttermilk left to use--by tomorrow.  Since buttermilk is already pretty nasty, the last thing I want to do is forget about it until it's almost cottage cheese--and then try to get rid of the guilt I feel after throwing away a dollar's worth of buttermilk.

So, I ask the husband if he'd like to take some baked goods into work in the morning.  He says yes: blueberry muffins.

Blueberry muffins? Gross.

Yes, I said gross.  I don't know why, but I do not like blueberries.  I especially dislike them in my muffins. 

In some ways, I welcomed the husband's suggestion.  I don't like blueberry muffins--which means I won't eat them. Brilliant!  (Whenever I make baked goods for the husband, I always end up eating more than he does.  Unless it's bread.)  The problem was, I planned to send them into work--and I always want to taste food before I give it to others.

It was a risk...but I decided to take it.

  Cooking Light's Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I can't tell you they tasted good, because I didn't try them.  I can tell you that the batter (pre-blueberries) was delicious.

Would I make these again?  Only if the husband requests them, of course.  They're a more "healthy" tasting muffin, which is fine--but some palates prefer the cupcakes that are disguised as muffins. :)

1 comment:

  1. I am a freak about the expiration on most things but especially dairy. My family actually makes fun of me because I check the date on EVERYTHING before I eat it. (Especially at my grandma's house as she's known for not getting rid of things... like last time I was there, I found neosporin that expired in 1989. Gross!) And I also feel guilty for wasting things though I should probably make more of an effort to use things up before they go bad.

    Just a tip, in case you didn't know, you can make your own buttermilk. I think it's one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice to 7/8 cup regular milk. There's plenty of info on the web if you want to google it. I use that substitution any time I need buttermilk otherwise the carton will go to waste here.