Weekends Are For Baking!

It was a blueberry muffin kind of morning! I had the Christmas tree lights on, music playing, candles lit - and just awaiting the arrival of my parents and sister. My sweet mother forgot her GPS at home, so they are using map quest... Lord help them!
I decided to have some homemade muffins set for when they got here - blueberry muffins are my Dad's fave! Here is the recipe we have been using for years...straight from Betty Crocker herself :)

3/4 c milk

1 large egg

1/4 c vegetable oil

2 c flour

1/2 c sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

Directions: Preheat over to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, and egg. Add the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder all together and stir. Add blueberries. Bake for 20-25 minutes (I set for 18, and check them then! They were perfect with 20). Serve warm with butter and enjoy!

*Note: batter will be lumpy :) 

 

 

Baked Apple Crisp Oatmeal

Fall makes me want to cook all day every day! Last night I came across this baked oatmeal recipe on Pinterest and absolutely HAD to try it out with some of the apples I picked this weekend! Chris and I usually eat oatmeal in the morning and I decided it was time to jazz it up a bit since it can get slightly monotonous/boring. Today, I was SO excited to eat breakfast and sample my creation! Wanna know the best part about this dish? It's baked entirely in the crockpot! You just set it and forget it! Chris absolutely loved it (he gave it a 9/10 on the rating scale haha!) 

Here's what you do:

Peel and slice about 5-6 apples and layer on the bottom of the crockpot. Disperse 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 2 cups oatmeal, and 4 cups of water on top. Do not stir. Cook on HIGH for 4.5 hours. For the last 30 minutes, add the topping which consists of: brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and butter. In the morning, heat it up and serve! 

It will look like this before you put the topping on:

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Topping: 

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 stick butter 

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

This morning's breakfast! Yum!!

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