Sweeter Muffins

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | May 30th, 2011 | Breads, Recipes
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Our oldest turned fifteen at the end of April.  He wasn’t certain if he really wanted a birthday party, but he did think the idea of having a “handful” of friends over would be great.  So, once we agreed upon what a “handful” was (five) and spring track season ended, we planned to have his friends over during Memorial Day weekend.

Feeding a handful of fifteen year old boys, nevermind a thirteen year old sister and her friend, is no small feat.  We went the simple route for dinner: many large pizzas and soda.  In the morning, I debated picking up donuts, but I decided to take the easier route, or at least what is the easier route for me: baking muffins.

My mom was a fan of the Betty Crocker cookbook and used it for some of the baked goods she made.  Included in that list are the Sweet Muffins to which you can add a variety of ingredients.  While this recipe was a good start, I decided to change it a little and make it my own.  For a little depth of flavor I added vanilla, and for a little sweetness I added an extra tablespoon of sugar.  And of course, to feed a gaggle of teens, I needed to double the recipe.

While I made these with chocolate chips to please our chocolate-loving group, they could be made with blueberries or any variety of ingredients.

Sweeter Muffins


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Ingredients
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1/4 canola oil
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 1-1/2 cup flour
  6. 1/2 cup + 1 Tb. sugar
  7. 2 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1/2 tsp. salt
  9. 3/4 cup chocolate chips, blueberries, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line muffin pan with baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg, milk, oil, and vanilla and whisk.
  3. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and stir to combine.
  4. Add chocolate chips or blueberries and stir until incorporated.
  5. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full.
  6. Bake 15 minutes for mini muffins, 20 minutes for regular muffins, and 25 minutes for jumbo muffins.
Notes
  1. Makes 24 mini muffins, 12 regular muffins, and 6 jumbo muffins.
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