Source: Muffin Mania by Cathy Prange & Joan Pauli.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup boiling water
Mix and let stand for 20 minutes.
1 1/2 cup brown sugar or less *
1/2 cup butter or margaring
2 eggs well beaten
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup dates cut fine or 1 cup raisins **
Cream sugar and butter.
Add eggs and beat.
Add the dates to the dry ingredients and add.
Stir in oatmeal mixture gently
Bake 375 F for 20-25 minutes.
A handful of coconut added to this butter makes a nice variation***
*Gue pake 1/2 cup white sugar + 2/3 cup palm sugar-total 1 1/6 cup sugars.
** Gue pake 1/2 cup raisins + 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
***Gue pake kelapa parut kering plus taburan mixed seeds.