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Best Muffin Recipes

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Holly in WI
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Thu, Sep 20, 01 at 22:05

Okay. I'll start. I mentioned in the "Breakfast" post that muffins are very easy to make and freeze until ready to eat. How wonderful is it that my kids can pull one out of the freezer, and pop it in the microwave for a few quick seconds? Voila! Breakfast on the run.

Here are a few MUFFIN RECIPES that I make. Hopefully we can all add to this post.

The following recipe was found in an Ozark Recipe Collection cookbook. It is a great MAKE-AHEAD recipe for an abundance of muffins:


2 C. dates, cut up
5 tsp. baking powder
2 C. boiling water
1 C. butter
2 C. brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 quart buttermilk
5 C. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 C. chopped nuts
4 C. oatmeal

Mix dates and soda in medium bowl; cover with boiling water. Let cool. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and buttermilk. Blend well and add dates. Add flour, salt, nuts, and oatmeal. Stir just until moistened. Fill buttered muffin pans or muffin paper cups two-thirds full. Bake about 20 minutes at 400*. THIS MIX WILL KEEP IN THE REFRIGERATOR UP TO SIX WEEKS.


(Makes the whole house smell warm and inviting when baking or rewarming.)

1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 C. buttermilk
1/4 C. honey, or 1/2 C. apple juice concentrate
3 Tbls. applesause
2 Tbls. oil

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Make a well in dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Stir until moist. Spoon into greased muffin tins or paper muffin cups. Bake at 400* for 20 minutes. (Makes roughly 12 muffins)

I'll continue to add more recipes for muffins. What are some of your favorites?

Holly in WI

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Best Muffin Recipes

Here's a family favorite :-)

* Exported from MasterCook *

A. M. Delight Muffins

Recipe By :Carole Steel
Serving Size : 18 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup mik
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups apples -- peeled and chopped
2 cups carrots -- grated
1/2 cup coconut -- flaked
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup almonds -- sliced

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs; add oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the remaining ingredients. Fill greasd or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.

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NOTES : Can substitute applesauce for half of the oil. Use the food processor to grate the apples and the carrots - no need to peel!

RE: Best Muffin Recipes

I made a big mistake and I'm hoping that those of you who made the "Many Muffins" already will forgive me. I was emailed by someone (thank you for pointing this out) who read my post above and made the muffins. The directions are somewhat confusing as it states baking powder in the ingredients, but later when I explain how to make them I speak of mixing "soda".

The proper ingredient is baking soda NOT baking powder. Please forgive me if you have made these already before the correction. If you were in my town, I would send you 100 muffins for my mistake.

(Walking away in shame),

Holly in WI

RE: Best Muffin Recipes

Thats Ok Holly,
I once gave a recipe for Chicken with chutney to a friend, she recopied it and turned a tsp. into a tablespoon of sage. Needless to say, she had green chicken,yuk!

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