Sunday, May 22, 2016

Joyce Carol Oates Bran Muffins - Guest Terrie Farley Moran, #giveaway


Welcome to our guest, Terrie Farley Moran, who's joining us in anticipation of her new book arriving July 5th, Read to Death! It's the third in the Read 'Em and Eat Mysteries set in sunny and warm Fort Myers, Florida. Here's a taste of what's being served these days at the Read 'Em and Eat Cafe and Bookstore.

On Fort Myers Beach Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield operate the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore, where you can always find delicious food, thought-provoking book club meetings and the occasional murder mystery waiting to be solved. 

Chef Miguel Guerra is always trying new items and especially likes to experiment with healthy food. Sassy likes to give Miguel’s special dishes bookish names, so I am betting she would call this recipe Joyce Carol Oates Bran Muffins.

Joyce Carol Oates Bran Muffins

1 Cup oat bran
2 Tablespoons oatmeal
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons chopped almonds
½ Cup milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp honey
1 Apple cored and chopped

Preheat oven to 425degrees. Place muffin liners in eight muffin cups of a twelve cup muffin tin.

Mix oat bran, oatmeal, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in almonds. 

 In a separate bowl, beat egg, add milk, honey and chopped apple.

Use a spoon back to make a well in dry ingredients and add milk mixture. Stir until just moistened. 

Spoon mixture into lined muffin cups. Put a tablespoon of water in the four empty muffin cups to prevent burning. 

Bake for 15 minutes. Test with toothpick. If not done bake another 3-5 minutes.

Enjoy with your favorite cup of tea!


To celebrate the July 5, 2016 release of the next book in the series, Read to Death, Terrie is giving away a signed copy of her most recent book, Caught Read-Handed. For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight tomorrow night, Monday, May 23rd.


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  1. Yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have read the first book. Looking forward to catching up! Thanks for the chance!

  2. Oh, this looks so good! Thanks for chance to win!

  3. Good morning everyone and it is a perfect Sunday morning for muffins and tea. Many thanks to Linda Wiken and the other fabulous authors of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen for inviting me to share a Read 'Em and Eat Cafe kind of recipe. And best of luck to everyone who enters to win a copy of Caught Read-Handed. Hugs, Terrie

    1. We are so happy to have you here, Terrie! And such a tasty recipe. Thanks for joining us today.

  4. Thank you for the recipe, so many muffin recipes seem to feed an army this makes just the right amount.

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  5. Wow, gluten free. Thank you. I'm looking forward to the book! Thank you.

  6. These sound Scrumptious & definitely Veganizable! Thanks for taking the time to share :)
    Kelly Braun

  7. These sound Scrumptious & definitely Veganizable! Thanks for taking the time to share :)
    Kelly Braun

  8. Have added this to my TBR list and can't wait to read it.

  9. I'll have to try this recipe. I love just about anything with oats in it. Love the titles of your books and look forward to reading them.

  10. Those muffins look like something that even I could make! Thanks for the recipe

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe, Terrie! I'm currently reading and enjoying the first book in the series, and I'm looking forward to our first trip to Fort Myers Beach this summer! Happy Sunday! Nicole :-)

  12. That recipe sounds so good. I love muffins. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  13. These muffins sound good! Can't wait to try them! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  14. I know this book will be as great as the others!

  15. The muffins sound good.
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  16. Congrats on the upcoming release. Love the recipe. Just the sort of thing my family likes. And the book looks like a great read. So am hoping to read sooner rather than later. Della at

  17. Read to Death - sounds like a good way to go! Looking forward to another visit with Sassy and Bridgy. Congrats on the release. And who can't use another healthy muffin recipe? Thanks for the giveaway.