Saturday, January 15, 2011

Create a Muffin

This is an awesome recipe because you can make a million (well maybe not a million, but a lot) of combinations. I love recipes like that because you can mix and match and come up with a ton of variations.

CREATE A MUFFIN

Ingredients:

Grain – 2 - 2 ½ cups white flour
(May substitute 1 cup with oatmeal, cornmeal, wheat flour, rye flour, or flake cereal)

Milk – 1 cup milk
(May substitute fruit juice for all or part)

Fat – ¼ cup vegetable oil or 4 Tbsp melted butter

Egg – 1 egg

Sweetener – 2 Tbsp – ½ cup sugar or ¾ cup brown sugar or ½ cup honey or molasses (Decrease milk to ¾ cup with honey or molasses)

Baking Powder – 2 tsp
(If using whole grains 3 tsp)

Salt – ½ tsp

Optional (Additional) Ingredients:
(Can use up to 1 ½ cups total – if using more than 1 cup wet, decrease milk to ½ cup)

Dry Additions –
Nuts, raisins

Moist Additions –
Blueberries, chopped apple

Wet Additions –
Pumpkin puree, applesauce, mashed/cooked sweet potato, mashed banana

Spices –
Any that will compliment additions (ie 1 tsp cinnamon with ¼ tsp nutmeg)

Jellies or Jams –
1 tsp in between halves of muffins (fill half, jelly, fill rest)

Topping –
Cinnamon sugar, chopped nuts, oatmeal

Non Sweet Combinations –
½ cup shredded cheese, 3 strips cooked crumbled bacon, 2 Tbsp grated onion,
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

Directions:
Fill greased or lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

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