Monday, January 18, 2010

A Week of Muffins

I haven't posted a recipe in a while, so I'll make up for it here. Here's my week's plan for...
Have you ever noticed how kids will eat almost anything if it's in a muffin?
Oatmeal Cake Muffins (dessert)
1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs 1 cup coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups flour 2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons milk
Pour boiling water over oats in bowl; let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. Cream shortening, sugar and 1 cup brown sugar in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat oats mixture. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Sift in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Spoon into papered muffin tin. Fill each paper cup only half full. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until muffins test done. Combine butter, 1 cup brown sugar, coconut and pecans in bowl. Mix in egg yolks and milk. Spoon butter mixture on top of each muffin and bake until topping turns brown. (from Calling All Cooks III Favorite Recipes Press)

Corn muffins (with mixed bean soup for dinner)
1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons baking powder 1 can creamed corn
1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup milk powder 2 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Combine other ingredients and slowly add to dry ingredients. Mix until blended. Pour into non-stick muffin cups, making them about two-thirds full. Bake until golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Fruit and Veggie Muffin Recipe (for snack and/or breakfast)
(If this is yours, forgive me! I printed it from someone's blog recently and forgot to write where it came from. I can't find it, but I'd love to give you credit for it!)
1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar 1 cup mashed fruit or veggie
2 eggs (anything goes! I used baby food carrots)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup chopped nuts (opt.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, oil, sugar, and mashed fruit or veggie. Mix well. Add flour, soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until it forms into batter. Add nuts if you like. Pour into muffin cups: Mini muffins--bake 8-10 minutes. Regular muffins---bake 15-20 minutes. Tops will turn golden. Cool and serve.
Other ideas: 1 cup mashed banana, 1 cup grated apple, 1 cup squash and 1 cup grated apple (double the recipe), 1 cup grated carrots (add 1/2 cup raisins if you like), 1 cup peeled and grated zucchini, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup bananas and 1 cup strawberries (double the recipe).

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins (for dessert and/or snack)
1 cup pecan pieces 4 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup margarine
1 cup AP flour 3/4 cup apple sauce
1 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream eggs, butter, and apple sauce. Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fill greased mini muffin pans until half full (about 1 tablespoon). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool in the pan on wire rack before removing.

Cheddar Broccoli Muffins (for dinner with spaghetti)
I've been wanting a recipe like this, so I googled it! Here's what I found.

Banana Muffins (for breakfast and/or snack)
2 cups brown sugar 6 overripe bananas
4 eggs 2 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup margarine dash of salt
1/2 cup apple sauce (I will probably cut this in half;
1 cup AP flour I only have a few bananas)
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Combine ingredients. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. These are great frozen!

Applesauce Muffins (for breakfast and/or snack)
The recipe I usually make is a little simpler than this, but this one looks yummy too. I'll give this one a try this week.

Happy muffin making!


  1. OMG, I love muffins and those recipes sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice week.

  2. muffins are such a great on-the-go breakfast or snack! i eat just about anything if it's a muffin too. =D thanks for sharing!

  3. How fun! I love the week of muffins. Yes, do add the Ritz Breakfast Cups ... they made my kids feel like it was a muffin, but it was packed full of good things. :)

  4. Thanks for the muffin recipes and linking to TMTT.