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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I Don't Know the Muffin Man, but I Have his Recipes

Do you know the Muffin Man?  Neither do I, but after this week, I'm fairly certain I have all of his recipes.  Due to the fact that we got snowed in, and I was out of cereal, bagels, and all ready-made breakfast foods, I spent several afternoons/evenings mixing up muffin batter so there would be something for breakfast each morning.  The Raspberry Muffins pictured above were made from wild red and black raspberries we picked last summer on our mountain and stored in the freezer.  I'm so glad we still had them.

Raspberry Muffins
Mix 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Make a "well" in the center and add 1 beaten egg, 1 cup milk, and 3 Tablespoons oil.  Mix until moist.  Then add 1 cup berries and gently fold in.  Fill greased muffin pans and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.  Makes a dozen.

OK, we didn't have the chili for breakfast, but these Corn Muffins I've blogged about before are also great in the morning for breakfast, especially when warmed with some butter.  The recipe can be found here in one of my September posts.

These little Breakfast Muffins are filled with all kinds of good things and are more filling than they look.  Made with peanut butter, oats, and chocolate chips, they're not only good for you, but they taste delicious too.

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Muffins
Slightly beat 1 egg; beat in 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.  Blend in 1 cup oats, 1 cup chocolate chips, and 1/3 cup peanut butter.
Combine 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.  Add to wet mixture and stir until just blended.  It will be lumpy.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 16 minutes.

I know I've blogged about these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins at least once before, but they remain the all-time favorite in my house.  I mean it when I say they have turned pumpkin haters into lovers time and time again, and this recipe makes a lot of muffins.  You can even freeze them for later use.  This recipe can be found within my blog here in a post from October, of course.

If you're taking a stroll on Drury Lane this week, maybe you can see if the Muffin Man has any new recipes and send them my way.

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