Orange & Carrot Muffins

1 cup buttermilk, 1 beaten egg, 1/3 cup melted butter, 1 tsp vanilla  
1 cup whole wheat or plain flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 cup quick cooking oats 
1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup finely shredded carrot, grated rind of 1 orange  
2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt  
Preheat oven to 375oF, prepare pans. Pour buttermilk over oats in bowl. Add   
beaten egg, melted butter, sugar, carrots, vanilla & rind & mix thoroughly.   
Combine dry ingredients & add to wet mix until just combined. If desired,   
raisins or date may be added at this point. Spoon into pans & bake for 15-20  
mins or until done. Makes 12 muffins.  
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