Oatmeal chocolate chip muffins

By | January 16, 2012

Did I ever tell you how I’m against cereal?

Against buying it, that is. I’m just fine with eating it.

I cook as much as possible from scratch. Everything tastes better that way, and since I love cooking, might as well, right? It’s cheaper, too, probably nine times out of ten.

The only cereal I keep in the house is puffed rice, which is always set aside for the next batch of granola bars. Or sick days.

So what do we do for breakfast? I bake.

I try to bake, anyway. It can get hard to stay on top of it — even though there are only two of us.

If it’s a good week, there’s a batch (or even better, a double batch) of muffins in the fridge. Or there might be two loaves of maple oat quick bread (his with chocolate chips, mine with raisins).

If it’s a bad week — when I’m too busy or just can’t muster the energy to bake for breakfast — we usually end up grabbing some of the previous night’s leftovers. If I bought apples that week, I’ll grab one for the walk to work. Sometimes I just have a cup of tea at the computer and wait for lunch. Thrilling, all of this, I know.

This week was supposed to be one of the good ones. I baked up a double batch of these oatmeal chocolate chip muffins on Thursday. That should have gotten me ahead, right?

Except by the time they came out of the oven, it was 2 p.m. and I hadn’t eaten yet because there was nothing in the house. So I had, um, five of them.

My husband ate another eight (yes, eight!) before the day was done. Turns out he hadn’t had much to eat, either, because — surprise! The only things in the fridge when he left for work that morning were mayo and yeast. Oh, and flour. We’ve got lots of flour lying around.

But the point is that the thirtieth muffin was gone by Sunday morning.

Why am I even surprised?

Glamour shots aside…this is what my breakfast/lunch looked like. Muffin no. 5, if you have to know.


Atara on January 17, 2012 at 4:26 am.

These pictures are amazing! Looks so yummy


Tali Simon on January 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm.

Thanks, Atara! Come over for samples any time. :)


Yael @ countrymousecooks on January 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm.

Oh I wish I could keep up with that breakfast schedule!. Cereal is so expensive and my family eats SO MUCH of it. Yum.


Abigail on January 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm.

Made these last night, and had mine on the way into work! Yum!!!
Gidi had his at work too :) Great breakfast.

p.s. peanut butter cookies batch number 2 in the freezer for Shabbat


tehilla on September 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm.

Hey, I put a batch in the freezer for hubby to take on the go but when, last minute, I was invited to a brunch I pulled them out and brought them. To my husband’s disappointment but my delight they were polished off with everyone begging for the recipe. I’ll have to make another batch asap. Thanks so much!!


Tali Simon on September 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm.

That’s the kind of story I love to hear!


Sara on October 8, 2014 at 4:53 am.

What type of oats do you use in this recipe?


Tali Simon on October 8, 2014 at 7:20 am.

Quick-cooking oats. I updated the recipe, thanks for asking!


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