Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Breakfast Time: Muffins

One of my memories growing up was waking to the smell of cinnamon muffins in the oven.
Those were extra-special days!
These muffins are quick to throw together, and you can personalize them any way you like.
Don't like cinnamon? Add fruit! Don't have any fruit? Throw in some nuts!
What ever you add, they will be tasty!

Basic Muffins

1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 well-beaten egg
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. oil

Sift dry ingredients into large bowl; make well in center.
Combine egg, milk, and oil in small bowl.
Pour wet ingredients into 'well' in dry ingredients.
Stir quickly, but just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Batter will be lumpy!
Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-24 minutes.
Check with toothpick - a clean toothpick means they are done!

Butter while still hot.....and enjoy as soon as they've cooled enough not to burn your tongue!

*Add-Ins: Any extras should be stirred in just before you put batter into muffin tin.
                 Cinnamon, to taste {our favorite}
                 Dried fruit - raisins, cranberries, blueberries, cherries
                 Chopped fruit - apples, bananas
                 Chopped nuts - peanuts, walnuts, pecans
                 Chocolate chips


anativetexan said...

Thanks for the recipe. We LOVE muffins. My kids favorites are banana, chocolate chip.

Caleb Benson said...

Thank you for this simple recipe! We made two batches. One cinnamon and one chocolate chip. Yummy!