There's an interesting country story behind this recipe. I've worked at our local Farm Bureau office for 15 years. A friend on our women's committee developed it to give people new ideas for using farm commodities.
I especially like preparing these muffins for my family on a winter nightalong with a big pot of chili, they make for a very hearty meal!
My husband and I have a farrow-to-finish hog operation here on the farm where he was born. We also grow several crops. One son farms with us, we have a grown daughter and our other son just graduated from high school.
"If you like the taste of a classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, you will enjoy these muffins," assures Katie Koziolek from Hartland, Minnesota. "You can spread them with softened cream cheese or butter, but they're plenty moist and rich all by themselves."
In El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith uses one oatmeal mixture in three tasty ways. For breakfast, savor a stack of pleasant pancakes, or spread warm muffins with butter, honey or jam. For dessert, a golden fruit crisp offers old-fashioned flavor with the ease of canned pie filling.
"Yummy chocolate and luscious berries create bursts of sweetness in these treats," relates Carol Schwammel of Antioch, California. "My family enjoys the muffins even before they are done baking because they make the kitchen smell heavenly!"
It's sometimes difficult to get our daughter to eat healthy foods, but she gobbles up these fruit-filled muffins. Although these are a "must" around the holidays, I keep cranberries in the freezer so I can whip up a batch any time of year. Esther Bowers, Westland, Michigan