Oat bran crumb muffins are a delicious treat any time of the day! Cinnamon oat muffins with the added fiber of oat bran and a sweet, light crumb topping.
Little did I know when I started this little ol’ website to share snippets of life and tasty recipes that I’d ever hold back on sharing a recipe because it wasn’t exactly photogenic. In fact, I never gave outward appearance any thought at all when I slapped a series of truly atrocious Blackberry photos into a recipe post. Obviously.
Style, composition, lighting, weren’t familiar vernacular in my mind–especially when it came to recipe posts. I cooked what we ate, I used my (then) smartphone to photograph the process, and I posted the good, the bad, and the really ugly here for all to see. Straight. Out. Of. The. Camera.
Quite honestly, the sight of the early photos makes me want to go curl into the fetal position and hide in the corner with a pan of warm brownies. But I don’t…usually. After all, there’s a good lesson in humility to be found looking back at where I started and how I’ve progressed along the way. Those old recipe posts are a good reminder that I didn’t know everything back then any more than I know it all now, but I’m willing to continue learning along the way.
While I may not have put forth a pretty package, the words and recipes in those early posts came from the heart then, just as they do now. The ugly exterior shouldn’t equate to something being unworthy of exploration. Which is exactly why I need to share this muffin recipe today. I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a few weeks because while the results are delicious and everybody in my house loves them, the muffins themselves aren’t very pretty.
In fact, oat bran crumb muffins aren’t at all flashy, the least bit exotic, or even very intriguing.
But rest assured, these rather unassuming muffins possess a soft, sweet interior that’s loaded with fiber, and a light crumb topping that’s just enough to keep them interesting. Oat bran crumb muffins are the kind of delicious that sneaks up on you when you least expect it; causing a craving for just one more bite, without fully understanding what it is about them that draws you in in the first place. That kind of desire can only come from beauty on the inside.