1 Quick-Cooking Oats
1 Buttermilk
1 Unbleached Flour
1 Baking Powder
1/2 Baking Soda
1/2 Salt
1/3 Butter
1/2 Regular Margarine
1 Brown Sugar
1/4 – 1/2 Egg
Orange Zest


Combine oats and butter/sour milk in small bowl.
Mix well and let stand 1 hour.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt (and cinnamon if using; set aside.
Cream together butter and brown sugar (and zest, if using in mixing bowl, using electric mixer at medium speed.
Add egg; beat until light and fluffy.
Add dry ingredients alterantely with oat mixture to creamed mixture, blending well after each addition.
Spoon batter into greased 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups, filling 2/3rds full.,
Bake in 400 degree F. oven 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve hot with homemade jam or preserves.