Friday, February 13, 2015

Muffin Math

We like our muffins here chez Lannis.

Occasionally I make from scratch, but usually our staple is Quaker’s Low Fat Oatmeal muffin mix. Just add water, and whatever you’ve got (raisins, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, frozen blueberries, chunks of fresh apple and cinnamon--have at ‘er).

I go through at least one package of muffin mix per week. I bake them on mornings like today when my table is full of kids (my own and extra), or when I need something different to bulk up the boys’ lunches, or when I know I’m going to be on the road and would rather bring a snack than stop and find one, or, well, if we simply haven’t made muffins in a while...

You get the idea.

The thing is, I make them as per the instructions. A cup of water to half a package of mix. And it always turns out like this:

Despite my adding ingredients.

And we're not talking giganto muffins here, these're itty things that are the perfect size for a kidlet portion, or a snack on the go.

Look: same muffins, after a visit in convection heat...

Now the maths, they’re not always my friend.

But I’m pretty sure that 10 + 10 =/= 24

So where're my four muffins, Quaker?

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