HOT CEREAL MUFFINS
1-1/4 cup uncooked hot cereal (I use oatmeal)
1/2 - 3/4 cup hot apple juice or orange juice (heat until almost boiling)
2 Tablespoons canola or sunflower oil
1/4 - 1/3 cup honey
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup plain yogurt (I use Stonyfield organic)
1-1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind (best with fresh grated)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cereal and hot juice. Mix until well blended. Mix in the oil, honey, egg, and yogurt.
2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, orange rind and raisins. Mix the dry ingredients into the cereal mixture.
Fill 12 greased baking cups about two-thirds full with batter. (For some reason, I had a lot of batter last time.I put the overflow in a small pan. Usually, though, it's just enough for 12 nice size muffins.) Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
If you make a double batch, you can put some in the freezer for busy (or lazy) mornings. Try them, you may like them. I never got past oatmeal, because that's my favorite hot cereal. You may want to experiment with something else. Hope you and your family find them as tasty as I do.