Two Simple and Delicious Muffin Recipes

person holds tray of muffins on tray


In our home muffins hold a grand place of honor – in the hands of the children and teens. These ‘travel friendly’ little cakes are, in my opinion, the perfect food; especially when on the go to soccer games and carpooling.

Muffins, generally speaking, come in two types – American and English. My favorite muffins to bake and serve are bread-like textured American muffins. The bumpy muffin tops are great on their own, but bake a fruit-filled muffin recipe, and you’ve created a masterpiece. One word of caution on baking muffins: do not over mix or you’ll have a tough muffin with holes in the middle. Stir about 10 strokes and your muffins will be fine.

Here are a couple of healthy and delicious muffin recipes for you to try.

Applesauce Oat Muffins

brown bread on white and red floral ceramic plate

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups oats
1-1/4 cs flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 c applesauce
1 egg
1/2 c milk
5 tbsp oil
1/2 c brown sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Add applesauce, milk, brown sugar, egg, oil. Mix just until moist, about 10 strokes, do not over mix. Put in muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or until passes toothpick test.

Raisin and Pumpkin Muffins

brown cookies on white textile

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup Splenda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup can pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
5 tbsp melted butter
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Mix dry ingredients together. Add milk, pumpkin, vanilla, butter and egg, stirring gently 2 times. Add raisins, and stir just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full, and bake 18-20 minutes or until passes toothpick test.

Mix up a quick batch of muffins, and watch the crowd come sniffing around to see what’s baking! Muffins are best eaten right after they’ve cooled, but also freeze well and can be heated in the microwave, making them great for family meal planning.

Enjoy!

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