Basic muffin mix

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup All-purpose flour
¼ cup Sugar
2½ teaspoon Baking powder
¾ teaspoon Salt
1 Beaten egg
¾ cup Milk
⅓ cup Cooking oil

This is the basic muffin recipe and dozens of flavors can be added. Recipes follow:

In large mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center . Combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened: batter should be lumpy. Spoon into greased or paper-bake-cup-lined muffin cups, filling each about ⅔ full. Bake in 400 degree (F) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden. Remove from pans: serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 muffins.

Self rising muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above, EXCEPT substitute 1¾ cups self-rising all-purpose flour for the all-purpose flour: omit baking powder and salt.

Blueberry Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above. Combine ¾ cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed, and 2 tablespoons additional sugar.

Add 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel, if desired. Carefully fold in batter.

Cranberry Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above. Coarsely chop 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries; combine with ¼ cup additional sugar.

Carefull fold into batter.

Apple-Raisin Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above, EXCEPT stir ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon into the flour mixture. Carefully fold 1 cup chopped peeled apple and ⅓ cup raisins into batter.

Jelly Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above. Spoon 1 teaspoon jelly atop batter in each muffin cup before baking.

Date-Nut Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above. Fold 2.3 cup coarsely chopped pitted dates and ⅓ cup chopped walnut or pecans into the batter.

Cheese Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above. EXCEPT stir ½ cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese into flour mixture.

Ham 'n Cheesers: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above EXCEPT stir ½ cup finely chopped, fully cooked ham into the egg mixture. Stir ½ cup shredded cheese (2 ounces) and ½ teaspoon dry mustard into the flour mixture.

Bacon Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above, EXCEPT cook 4 slices bacon till crisp; drain and crumble, reserving drippings. Combine bacon drippings with enough cooking oil to make ⅓ cup total mixture; use in place of the ⅓ cup cooking oil. Carefully fold bacon into batter.

Banana-Nut Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above, EXCEPT decrease milk to ½ cup. Stir 1 cup mashed banana and ½ cup chopped nuts into batter.

Pumpkin Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above, EXCEPT increase sugar to ⅓ cup. Add ½ cup canned pumpkin to the egg mixture. Stir ½ teaspoon each: ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg into flour mixture. Stir ½ cup raisins into batter. Apple-and-Spice Muffins: Prepare Basic Muffin batter as above, EXCEPT stir ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon into flour mixture. Add 1 cup chopped, peeled apple with the egg mixture: stir just until moistened. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon; sprinkle mixture over muffins before baking.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 501 by ncanty@... (Nadia I Canty) on Jan 12, 1998

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