Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sweet Best-Ever Muffins with Pictures

Dry Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 c. flour (half white and half whole wheat is my favorite)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. oil
Mix all the dry stuff in a bowl. Make a well in the middle of it. Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl and add all at once. Mix just until moist. It needs to be lumpy or the muffins will be dry, never quite figured out why this is, but I do know that you want those lumps, or lots of milk to wash them down ;- { Fill greased or paper lined muffin tin, 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes, just until the tops are light golden brown.

Here are the final results. They are a little brown from using half whole wheat flour. They are also pretty smooth on top, from the lack of lumps in the batter. In other words, I mixed it a little too long. oops ! :-)

The best ones will be more lumpy looking on the top, from the lumps in the batter.

Here are some of the ideas to make them special:
  • Peaches,
  • cherries,
  • blueberries (of course),
  • pineapple,
  • chopped dried apricots,
  • raisins,
  • craisins, with cinnamon and orange peel
  • apples, chopped or dried granules
  • Chopped up fruit leather (unwrap, dust with powdered sugar or flour and then chop)
  • orange peel with a little orange juice concentrate in the liquid
  • chopped nuts
  • Different extracts, like vanilla, mapeline, or almond