MUFFINS BASIC AND VARIATIONS
Category: Muffins, Bread, Breakfast
2 c Unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tb Baking powder
2 tb Granulated sugar 1 ts Salt
1 Large egg 1 c Milk
1/2 c Vegetable oil
Grease 12 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Sift Flour,
baking powder, sugar and salt into a medium-sized bowl. Stir to mix well.
In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork. Add milk and oil. Add all at once
to dry ingredients.
Stir mixture only until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be
Drop batter from a tablespoon into prepared muffins pans, filling each
cup half to two-thirds full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from pan and serve hot with butter, jam or marmalade. VARIATIONS:
GINGER MUFFINS: Add 1/2 Cup finely diced candied ginger to flour mixture
before adding liquid. BANANA PECAN MUFFINS: Prepare muffin batter but use
only 1/2 cup milk. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 t ground nutmeg to
sifted flour. Add 1 cup mashed, peeled banana with the egg, milk and oil.
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS: Toss 1 cup washed and well-drained fresh or frozen
blueberries with sifted flour mixture before adding liquid. ORANGE MUFFINS:
Cut 2 peeled navel oranges into sections. When batter is in the cups,
place an orange section on top of each and sprinkle lightly with granulated
sugar. CHEESE MUFFINS: Fold 1/2 cup grated sharp yellow cheese into muffin
mix with the last few strokes on batter. Serve hot with scrambled eggs and
bacon for a special breakfast. SURPRISE MUFFINS: Fill muffin cups 1/3rd
full of batter. Drop 1/2 t of your favorite jelly in center of batter. Add
batter to fill cup 2/3rds full. Kids just love these as you will. COCONUT
MUFFINS: Add 1 c Shredded coconut with the last few strokes of mixing. For
a snack have coconut muffins, butter and milk. CHIVE MUFFINS: Fold 1/4 cup
chives into the batter during the last few strokes and serve at dinner.
Great with a steak and salad.
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