Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Peanut Butter and Blueberry Muffins

I'm mystified by computers.  I'm part of the generation that should feel perfectly at ease in the digital age, but I don't.

My mother sometimes asks me computer question, and I have no answer nine times out of ten.  

Computer issues often arise at work.  I don't have administrative privileges because of "network security." I have to call the IT department all the time.  It drives me crazy, and I'm sure they are equally thrilled.

Because I don't have administrative privileges, I have to call for mundane issues like program updates.  I am venting because I need to call to have my web browser updated.  It's been outdated for over two weeks, but I'm procrastinating.

They always always ask me incomprehensible questions.  They then proceed to "patiently" explain the question when they realize I wouldn't understand them less if the were speaking greek. Yuck.

These muffins on the other hand were very pleasant and enjoyable.  I should bake another batch and eat one while I call the IT department.  I found the recipe on allrecipes but added cinnamon and blueberries.  Both additions were improvements.  I reduced the sugar, which was also a wise choice.

The ingredients are 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 cup blueberries.

I added the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl.  

I whisked the dry ingredients together.

In another bowl, I added the milk, peanut butter, and egg.

I whisked the liquid ingredients together too.  This took time because the peanut butter is thick.

I poured the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture and stirred until everything was just combined.

I stirred in the blueberries.  I used frozen berries and added them in their frozen state.

I scooped the batter into the crevices of a paper lined muffin tin.

I baked the muffins for 18 minutes at 375 degrees.

I could hardly wait before diving into a warm, appealing, and aromatic muffin.

The muffins were tender yet nourishing.  The oats provided hearty texture.

The smell and taste were comforting and toothsome.

 The peanut butter was a little subtle.  I would add a little more.  The blueberries were soft and sweet.  They complemented the peanut butter taste well.

Overall, they were thoroughly enjoyable.  They seemed like a treat but were health with no butter and little sugar.  I'd make them again and eat them with ease.