I made the first variation, substituting rolled oats for the wheat germ. I also halved the recipe, because this makes a lot and I'm the only one who eats them. They were really good, though next time I plan to cut the sugar down a little or leave out the molasses, because they were a little too sweet for my taste. At first I was a little worried because the batter is really thin when you first mix it up, but after refrigerating, it gets really thick. It's nice to have the batter in the fridge so you can just pull it out and bake muffins when you want some, though I like these best at room temperature and not hot out of he oven.
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If only the people in my house liked raisins.