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All hail the oat.

Oaty oaty oaty!

Lookie what I made!

When I got home tonight I had the itching to bake. So what’s a girl to do?

I scratched it!

I scratched it pretty hard. With some Cinnamon & Raisin Oatmeal Muffins.

I used:

  • 1 cup of rolled oats (which I ground up slightly in a food processor)
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (Probably? Didn’t measure because I love cinnamon)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins (soaked in hot water, prior)
  • 1 rounded tbsp applesauce
  • 1 cup of buttermilk (almost 1 cup of almond milk mixed with 1 tbsp vinegar)

I just mixed the dry well, and incorporated the wet! Scooped into a oiled muffin pan, shoved it in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes. Et viola!

Sadly mom got to one before I could take a picture. Poor muffin, never got its 15 seconds of fame.

Bon appetite mes amis.

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Good things come to those who get off their butts.

I am impatient.

I’m not good at being the obedient girl who sits and waits demurely.

I couldn’t wait any longer today for lunch. ­čÖé At precisely 11:13 am today I got off my butt and made the rigorous trek to the kitchen. I had baked some fresh whole wheat bread this morning, I also have just a bit of chopped spinach and parsley left in the fridge begging to be used before they throw a tantrum and go rancid on me. This left me with only one┬áchoice. Pesto. Beautiful, beautiful green pesto.

I had dug out my teeny tiny food processor and went to work. Shoved the greens into the little work bowl along with 1 tbsp of crumbled feta cheese, 3 cloves of garlic (I love it garlicky, I ain’t kissing nobody… today), 1 tbsp of ground toasted sesame seed and whizzed it all up!

It ain’t conventional, but boy did it taste great!

I slathered it on a piece of the cooled bread, stood back and admired. But. Work is not done yet. I was aching for a little sweetness. So. I steamed up some frozen corn and peas! I call this mixture ‘sweeties’ simply because its so sweet! I added a dollop of umeboshi paste for the balance of saltiness.

Yuuuuuummy! Haha, you can see the bread cooling on its cooling rack.

This. Was the final product. I gobbled it right up.

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