These are very popular with my kids, too.
Makes 12 muffins
1 cup oats, quick or old-fashioned
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons grated fresh orange zest
1 1/2 cups packaged baking mix (I use Bisquick “Heart Smart”)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup crushed amaretti cookies (about 6 small cookies)
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon amaretto liqueurHeat your oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray the pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, buttermilk, orange juice and zest. Let stand 10 minutes.
Combine the baking mix, sugar and cookies in a medium bowl.
Add butter, egg and extract to oats and mix well. Add the dry ingredients, mix just until moistened.
Fill the muffins cups about 3/4 full. Bake 20 minutes, or until tops are light golden brown. Cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place muffins on the rack over a sheet of wax paper.
Melt the marmalade and liqueur in a small saucepan. Drizzle over the muffins. Serve warm.
Passing the Meme
Lydia of The Perfect Pantry tagged me for this meme: Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me, so here goes:1. I’m devoted to entering cooking contests.It started out as an innocent way to indulge my creative side in the kitchen, and became kind of addicting.
2. I can put my leg behind my head in this bizarre-looking yoga posture.
3. Lilacs are my favorite flowers.
4. I always arrive five minutes late for everything.
5. I cannot tolerate cooked green bell peppers. Blech!