Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins


I make a lot of muffins at our house, and these have recently been a huge hit. There's no cream cheese center here, but cream cheese is incorporated into the batter to make these the fluffiest muffins you'll eat. I've made these with fresh blueberries and I've also used the frozen 3-berry blend from Costco with great results, and with much acclaim.


Don't be shocked by the relative "lack" of flour here - 2 cups is all you need for two dozen muffins. Make any day of the week special with these delicious muffins! And you can freeze them for easy breakfasts later, too!


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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups blueberries

Using an electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk, and mix again until well-combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the muffin batter and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula once or twice. There will be a lot of dry steaks remaining. Add the blueberries. Mix until just combined; the batter will be lumpy.

Divide the batter evenly among 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 14-17 minutes until the tops spring back lightly to the touch.

Remove the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a covered container at room temp or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze these muffins in a large zip top freezer bag, and then thaw in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

Makes 24 muffins.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gingerbread Muffins


I love the flavor of gingerbread, especially at this time of year. This past weekend, I made pumpkin gingerbread, and ginger cookies remain one of my favorites. When I saw this recipe, I knew I wanted to try it. Although the original recipe made mini muffins, I made regular muffins and served them for brunch.


These have just the right amount of spice and are topped with a lovely cinnamon sugar. To change things up a bit, I also frosted some of these with a simple powdered sugar frosting - both varieties are absolutely delicious. Stay tuned for a wonderful breakfast casserole to serve alongside these muffins...


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Gingerbread Muffins

2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup plus brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/3 cup water

For topping:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. butter, melted


In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Whisk to blend. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the molasses.

With the mixer on low speed, stir in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Add in the second half, again mixing just until incorporated. Mix in the water on medium-low speed, just until evenly mixed and no lumps remain.

Divide the batter between the paper lined muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds of the way full. Bake at 350 until the tops are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk until evenly combined. Dip the top of a muffin in the melted butter, then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat with a thin layer. Repeat with the remaining muffins.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats

Monday, November 14, 2016

Cranberry Crumble Muffins


It's time to start planning holiday menus, and this muffin should be on your list!


Bursting with cranberries and topped with a delicious streusel, this would be a welcome addition to any breakfast, brunch or coffee break.


You can whip these up without even taking out the stand mixer, so there really are no excuses. Time to get festive!


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Cranberry Crumble Muffins

Muffin batter:

1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 - 12 ounce bag cranberries, fresh or frozen, unthawed

Crumb topping:

1 cup flour
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch salt
4 Tbsp. butter, cold, diced

For the muffins, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and ginger. In a large measuring cup or batter bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla until fully combined. The mixture will be very liquid. Add in the flour quickly while stirring. Stir until a smooth batter is formed. Add in the cranberries, and mix to combine.

For the topping, in a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt using a spoon until combined. Then add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender, knives or your fingers until the mixture has pea-sized crumbs.

Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups with the batter. Take a tablespoon full of topping and place it on top of each muffin, gently pressing it into the batter so it does not fall off. Divide any remaining topping among the muffins.

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Cool muffins completely in pan. To remove, gently loosen tops of muffins from pans; then using a spatula go down the side of each muffin cup and gently and swiftly push the muffin out.

The muffins may be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for several hours or in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Food and Wine

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins


As I was waiting for the trick or treaters to materialize tonight, I decided to whip up some muffins. I love baking with pumpkin and apples, and made a delicious cake with them last week. (The aforementioned cake did not make it onto the blog as it broke in half when I took it out of the bundt pan! Oh well. It was still delicious.) Anyway, I knew it would be a delicious combination and I was right. These will be a delightful breakfast or coffee break. And bonus - they are made with applesauce and of course, pumpkin - no butter, no oil, no shortening, etc. So, no guilt!


I love the addition of craisins, too, and you could feel free to add nuts if that's your thing. You can whip these up in no time, and they'll be a favorite addition to our fall muffin repertoire.




Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins

1 cup pumpkin puree
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 medium apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, and stir. Then add the pumpkin, applesauce and eggs and mix everything only until the dry ingredients are incorporated.

Gently stir the diced apples and dried cranberries into batter. Fill 12 paper-lined muffin cups equally. Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12.

Recipe Source: Adapted from The Rising Spoon

Monday, May 9, 2016

Blackberry Muffins


Blackberries have been so plentiful, and so reasonable, this year! I love eating them on granola, in oatmeal, in salads, and just plain. I like baking with them too. Muffins are a real staple at our house so I'm always looking for a new muffin recipe. I was happy to find one to use my beloved blackberries and make it easy for the kids (and adults!) to get out the door in the morning, and on time...


These muffins are simple to put together. They are bursting with berries and a great start to the morning. The key to any delicious, tender muffins is not to overmix the batter, and the same is true here. Sour cream or yogurt will add to the tender crumb so don't worry if there are a few lumps. Put away your perfectionist tendencies and the outcome will be wonderful!


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Blackberry Muffins

2 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
1 tsp. milk
1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen (cut in half if large)

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. In a large batter bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, butter and vanilla. (I like to melt the butter in the batter bowl and then add the other ingredients - one less dish to wash!)

Add dry ingredients to the wet ones, then fold in the blackberries.

Divide the batter evenly among greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 400°F for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Let cool in the pans for 2 to 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe Source: Adapted from Simply Recipes

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mango Coconut Muffins


I love muffins. They are a staple at my house, appearing weekly to help aid in the "gotta get out the door but need to eat breakfast" situation. I especially like it when I can make muffins that have some nutritional value and aren't just an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. So I was excited that this month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to Elena Bltheh's blog, The Pajama Chef where I found an amazing recipe: Mango Coconut Muffins.

These muffins use coconut oil and are studded with delicious and vitamin A- and C-packed mangoes. To amp up the "tropical" quotient, they also have coconut and almond extract. You can just imagine that you're on a sandy beach soaking up the sun when you eat one of these muffins!


I used frozen mango for this, and just let them thaw slightly before chopping. If you have fresh, that's great, but frozen works well, too. You can also use a combo of regular and whole wheat flour, and experiment with different extracts. I used almond, cause it's my favorite, but vanilla or coconut would be delicious, too.

Thanks, Elena Bltheh, for a great recipe and for making my mornings brighter!

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Mango Coconut Muffins

2 cups flour (or use 1 c. all purpose and 1 c. white whole wheat)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1 cup diced mango, fresh or frozen
1 cup shredded coconut, divided

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl stir together buttermilk, milk, coconut oil, egg, and almond extract. Fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then gently fold in mango and 1/2 cup of the coconut.

Divide batter evenly between 12 paper-lined muffin cups and then top with remaining coconut.

Bake at 400 for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days and then freeze leftovers.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Oatmeal Spice Muffins


These are not the most glamorous looking muffins by any stretch of the imagination. They don't have any fancy fruit inside, or even chocolate chips, but that shouldn't stop you from making them. These plain looking muffins are hearty and delicious, full of good-for-you oatmeal and spiced just right. Some muffins are just an excuse to eat cake for breakfast (and don't get me wrong, I love those!) but these are more on the healthy side - loaded with that good oatmeal, you will be ready to face the day and won't have a sugar crash!

This recipe makes two dozen muffins. Whatever you can't eat in a few days, stash in the freezer, and you'll have a healthy breakfast whenever you need it.

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Oatmeal Spice Muffins

2 cups rolled oats
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla

In a batter bowl or large measuring cup, stir together oats and buttermilk. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.

After oats have finished soaking, stir in brown sugar and eggs. Mix in oil, yogurt and vanilla, and then stir in flour mixture until just combined.

Evenly divide batter among 24 greased or paper lined muffin cups. Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 muffins or until tops of muffins are golden brown and toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Cool muffins in pan for a few minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Five Heart Home

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Zucchini Raisin Muffins


Soon it will be time to start looking for every way under the sun to use zucchini. I don't have a garden myself, but I am usually the happy recipient of gifts of produce, with zucchini being the one most often received! Some of my favorite ways to use this prolific vegetable are cherry zucchini muffins, zucchini fries, lemon zucchini bread and chicken and zucchini pasta.

And now I can add these muffins! I changed up this recipe a bit and love the way it turned out - I think it could be lightened up further with no real effect - the zucchini keeps the muffins moist and tender and the golden raisins add good contrast and sweetness. These were gobbled up quickly at home and at work - the true sign of a great recipe!

Zucchini Raisin Muffins

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
3 cups grated zucchini
1 cup golden raisins

With an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar on high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. reduce speed to medium and beat in the applesauce, then the eggs and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk flours, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat until just combined. Fold in the zucchini and raisins.

Spoon the batter into muffin cups lined with paper, filling each about three-quarters full. Bake at 350 until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pans on a wire rack. Makes 18-20.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Rachael Ray

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Strawberry Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins


It is finally beginning to look, and feel, like spring here in Minnesota. The trees are getting buds, the snow has turned to rain (although it snowed as recently as last week!) and the earth is greening up. Another thing that felt like spring? Eating these muffins! I served these for dinner alongside a frittata, and they were a huge hit. And they're filled with good for you stuff like oats and whole wheat flour, not to mention the delicious and nutritious strawberries. Whether you make them for breakfast, dinner or a snack, you and everyone else will enjoy them!


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Strawberry Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins

1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
½ cup oats
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 - 6 oz. container plain, strawberry, vanilla or coconut yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup diced fresh strawberries

Whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together yogurt, egg, oil and vanilla. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Gently fold in strawberries to the batter. Divide batter evenly among 12 paper-lined muffin tins. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Source: Adapted from The Lemon Bowl

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cranberry Eggnog Muffins


Do you have some leftover eggnog languishing in your fridge? If you do, you should make these muffins. And if you don't, you should go buy more. I love baking with cranberries, too, and I seem to always have a bag in the freezer. So, combine cranberries with eggnog, top it all off with a delicious streusel, and you have a great muffin for breakfast, coffee break, brunch, or any time of the day.


Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

Streusel Topping:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Muffins:
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
2/3 cup eggnog
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries



In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, melted butter, egg, eggnog and vanilla. Stir until well combined.

Add flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg to the wet ingredients and stir just until incorporated. Fold the chopped cranberries into the batter, but do not overmix. Divide the batter evenly between the paper-lined muffin cups, filling them about two thirds of the way full.

To make the crumb topping, in a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir to combine. Using your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until a coarse, sandy mixture forms. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly on top of the muffin batter.

Bake at 400 for about 18-20 minutes, or a until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 20-22 muffins

Recipe Source: Adapted from Lick the Bowl Good

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Apple Buttermilk Muffins


The leaves are changing here, and although the weather has been beautifully warm, it feels like it's starting to be fall. And that means apple time! Honeycrisp apples were bred right here in Minnesota, and I love eating them and baking with them. They are (as you might imagine) sweet and crisp, and in these muffins they are a star, as usual. A little cinnamon and sugar on top makes these muffins extra special. Hooray, autumn.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil. Mix the liquids into the dry ingredients


and stir just until combined. Fold in the apples.


Spoon batter into 12 greased or paper lined muffin cups. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the muffin batter.



Bake the muffins for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Aren't these lovely?


Remove muffins from the pan and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Apple Buttermilk Muffins

2 cups peeled and chopped honeycrisp apple
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil. Mix the liquids into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the apples.

Spoon batter into 12 greased or paper lined muffin cups. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the muffin batter.

Bake the muffins at 400 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove muffins from the pan and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Coffeecake Muffins


Oh, muffins. How I love thee. And these are spectacular with their streusel BOTH in the middle AND on top. Breakfast, or coffee break, or afternoon snack, is a real treat with these babies.


Prepare the streusel topping by combining all ingredients in a food processor,


and pulse several times until the butter and dry ingredients are well incorporated. (If you don't have one, just throw the ingredients in a bowl and use your hands or two forks to get the same result!)

Now, in a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and oil


and beat on medium speed until well mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce mixer speed to low, and then gradually beat in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, yogurt


and vanilla


just until combined.

Line a muffin tin with papers, or grease the muffin cups, then layer the batter and streusel - first the batter, then some streusel,


the remaining batter, and then the remaining streusel.


Bake muffins for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove muffins from oven and let cool in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


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Coffeecake Muffins

Streusel:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into pieces
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Muffins:
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 container (6 oz.) plain or vanilla yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla

Prepare the streusel topping by combining all ingredients in a small bowl or a food processor, and use a fork to cut the butter evenly into the dry ingredients until well incorporated. (If using a food processor, pulse several times to get the same result.) Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugar on medium speed until well mixed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce mixer speed to low, and then gradually beat in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, yogurt and vanilla just until combined.

Layer the batter and streusel in a greased or paper-lined muffin tin by spooning a portion of the batter, then a sprinkle of streusel, topped by another portion of batter and a final sprinkle of streusel on top.

Bake muffins at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove muffins from oven and let cool in tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Just a Taste

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Glazed Donut Muffins


These muffins are called glazed donuts muffins because, well, that's what they taste like. You'll think you're eating a lovely nutmeg-spiked cake donut with a tasty glaze, but you're really eating a muffin. And it's baked, not fried, so there's no guilt involved. Just deliciousness. You can probably whip these up just as you preheat the oven, so delight the dear ones in your life today, and make these muffins!

In a large bowl, beat the butter, vegetable oil, sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs,


one at a time. With the mixer on low speed, add in baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg,


cinnamon, salt and vanilla


until just combined. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk,


beginning and ending with the flour and mixing until just combined.

Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups.


Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes,


then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing.

To make the glaze, in a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, powdered sugar,


vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.

When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze



and allow the glaze to harden.


Muffins are best eaten within one day, but you will probably eat them within one hour...

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Glazed Donut Muffins

Muffins:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 cup milk

Glaze:
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. hot water

In a large bowl, beat the butter, vegetable oil, sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low speed, add in baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and vanilla until just combined. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and mixing until just combined.

Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 425 until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing.

To make the glaze, in a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and water. Whisk until smooth.
When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Muffins are best eaten within one day.

Recipe Source: Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fresh Strawberry Muffins


I am trying to invoke spring in as many ways as possible. One way is by cooking and baking with strawberries! These delicious muffins are chock full of these spring berries and are topped with a lovely crunchy cinnamon sugar mixture. These were a hit at a recent breakfast meeting, and I'm sure they'll be received with raving reviews at your house, too.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sour cream


and sugar. Add egg


and vanilla and blend well. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in flour mixture and milk


alternately. Stir in strawberries by hand.


Spoon into paper-lined or greased muffin cups.

In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle evenly over each muffin.


Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Cool on a wire rack.

Although strawberry muffins won't melt the snow, they will help you feel more spring-like!


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Fresh Strawberry Muffins

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sour cream (regular or light)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced

Topping:
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sour cream and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and blend well. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in flour mixture and milk alternately. Stir in strawberries by hand. Spoon into paper-lined or greased muffin cups.

In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle evenly over each muffin.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Muffins keep at room temperature for two days, but are best eaten within one day.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Pigtails and Parsley
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