Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mug Muffins - Day 5

Tonight's selection was a toss up. I LOVE Biscoff. About as much as I LOVE Nutella. Biscoff is one of those food items that I CANNOT purchase and have at home. ( I can, however, have Nutella in my home) The only time I get them is when I'm on a plane. There are some airlines out there that serve a little package containing two cookies for their in flight snacks. If you're really lucky, sometimes they hand out two packages!! But if I purchased any for home I would have no choice but to eat the whole entire bag in one sitting! That's how addictive these little cookies are! 

But I asked my hubby if he wanted Biscoff Mug Muffins or Spiced Oatmeal....he picked Spiced Oatmeal. Guess what tomorrow's mug muffin is gonna be?????? And that's how much I love him. And besides, there are many of you out there feeling the effects of fall and are craving spiced, fall flavors, and pumpkin goodies (we'll get to the pumpkin ones shortly, I promise)

As with each Mug Muffin I started with my base recipe. For this Spiced Oatmeal I modified it just a touch. Instead of using 1/4c flour I used 2 heaping Tbsp of flour and 2 Tbsp quick oatmeal. The liquid measures were the same and I added 1/4 tsp of allspice, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of ginger.
The batter was not as thick as it usually is and I was a little worried about that...but what the heck, it's a few minutes and a few ingredients if I have to make it over. No biggie.
I cooked it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and it turned out PERFECT. Moist, but not brownie chewy. The only thing I would do different...add just a touch more of each spice. The flavor was good but could have been a little stronger for our taste. It was subtle, so if you like subtle go for it.

This is a perfect base for other additions. I was going to add raisins but hubby didn't care for them.... but, mmmmmm, they would have been yummy. Also chopped apples! With streusel topping!! (anything with streusel topping) Yes, those will be used with this base too at another point in time.

So there you have it. Another day, another mug muffin, another keeper!!

Happy Baking!!
Momma Doll

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