Monday, November 10, 2008

Muffins My Way

These are the muffins I make the most. They make only seven or eight muffins when using an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tins. They'll make a little more than that when filling muffin tins only half full. This recipe can easily be doubled, which should make at least one dozen muffins.

Muffins My Way

1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 Cup Milk
1 egg

1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

1 Cup berries, or chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, etc.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray or butter muffin tin.

In bowl, mix together very well the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Melt butter, set aside.

Whisk together milk and egg.

Pour milk and egg mixture into bowl of dry ingredients, then pour butter into bowl. Stir only until ingredients are combined, do not over mix.

Add any additional ingredients at this time and fold in gently.

I use an ice cream scoop to place batter into a greased muffin tin.

Pour just a little water in any unused muffin tin.

Check after 17 or 18 minutes, bake longer if a toothpick does not come out clean.

For blueberry muffins, I add about 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract to batter. I make a glaze with a cup of confectioners sugar and a little lemon juice and pour glaze over the baked muffins while they are still a little warm.

For cranberry muffins, I add about 1 teaspoon of orange extract to batter. I make a glaze with one cup of confectioners sugar and a little orange juice and pour that glaze over the baked muffins while they are still warm.

The muffins shown are the basic recipe with 1 cup of butterscotch chips added.

I have also used 1 cup of... cinnamon chips, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and just 1 cup of nuts without any chips.

Although I add only one cup of fruit, or flavored chips, etc., I will add an additional 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans if my son isn't eating any of them. :)


Anonymous said...

I love making muffins...and thankfully, many daughters who like them too! This recipe looks like a wonderful "basic" recipe that can be personalized in many ways.

Mrs. Rabe said...

I am going to try this recipe tonight for breakfast tomorrow!

Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Thank you Brenda...I just got in from work and, as usual, trying to unwind by reading my favorite blogs, and there was your recipe. Hopefully, I will get to try them soon.

I just bought a red melamine mixing bowl so I think the first thing I "mix" should be your muffins! My old white glass mixing bowl is starting to looked "stressed" (like its owner I guess). My fourth-grade teacher gave me a set of three bowls when I got married waaaaay back in 1970 and the middle sized one "stressed and cracked" a few years ago. Of course, I'm pretty much "cracked" too!

Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

Charree said...

These muffins look delicious. I will have to give them a try.

I just wanted to say thanks for entering the fall giveaway. It is very nice to meet you!


Tracey McBride said...

Brenda...Your photos are lovely and your recipes look amazing and delicious! I just wanted to say "hello" and thank you for sharing this recipe (and alllll of them--can you tell I'm hungry?)!!
P.S. Love the idea of using the ice cream scoop to keep the size of the muffins uniform!!

Clif said...

Wow! This is my first time to visit this blog. FOOD!! Since I am here I will just make my comment here instead of going on over to the blog I usually visit....Thanks for your comment on my cooking post. I would love to convince you and especially my Dr. that I didn't know a diabetic shouldn't be eating chocolate and Tex Mex. "Ignorance is no exuse." I looked over all the food on this blog and I think I have sinned just in looking.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh My! I opened up the first page and Wow, I am ready to eat! Love the recipes. Thats for visitng blogs MY TEA POST!

Andie said...

Yum, I am eating one right now. Great recipe that can be changed around a lot for different tastes. Thanks for sharing it!

Nan said...

These look great, and I'll make them soon, giving you credit, of course!!

Andie said...

Made them again, only this time with chocolate chips. They are baking as I type. This recipe will be a staple for me now ~ I eat them for breakfast nearly every day.

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Angela said...

just wrote this down!!

La Vita e Bella said...

I love both eating and making muffins. Looks like a great basic recipe, plus variations.

Marie said...

Thanks for the muffin recipe. This looks like a good one with ingredients I have on hand.

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