Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mix-In Muffins

Muffins are a favorite quick grab breakfast to have on hand as we head out the door in the morning. This recipe is versatile so that you can add whatever mix-in you like. I typically make one batch with blueberries and one with chocolate chips to please all the tastes of our 6 family members.  Any leftovers get individually wrapped and put into the freezer where they keep very well so I don't mind making two batches (or having one of each!)

Ingredients

2 Eggs
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup Mix-In of choice(Chocolate Chips, Blueberries, Raspberries, etc.)
Sanding Sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, vanilla, and sour cream, mixing well. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to large bowl and stir until all is moistened and slightly lumpy. Stir in Mix-In. Pour into greased muffin pans filled 2/3 full. If desired, sprinkle tops with sanding sugar. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Yield: 12

*Note: I make up muffin mixes to have on hand and to give as gifts by combining all of the dry ingredients and keeping a "batch" in a mason jar or freezer ziploc bag labeled with the necessary wet ingredients and baking instructions.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Muffins are my fav!!!

Theresa Diulus said...

I love blueberry ones with a little lemon zest added to the batter.

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

Love how versatile these are!! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

Theresa Diulus said...

You're welcome, Tanya! These muffins are very versatile - you imagination is your only limitation really - it's versatile enough to do fruit and spice combos like apple & cinnamon or ginger & pear to name a few. I love this muffin base!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a yummy breakfast !