Sunday, September 09, 2012

Muffin Recipes

A couple of weeks ago I made a few different types of muffins. I had peaches and cherries to use and I also needed goodies to take to work for my birthday.

They were all yummy and , of course, because they are muffins, were easy to make.

First up is an old standby, Banana Muffins(left), from Muffin Mania:

3 large bananas
3/4 c. white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup melted butter

Mash bananas. Add sugar and slightly beaten egg. Add the melted butter, then the dry ingredients. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Next are Praline Peach muffins (centre)from Sallie at Texas Cottage blog, lots of people liked these:

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh peaches
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400.Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in peaches and pecans. Fill cups muffin cups two-thirds full.

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon cold butter

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.

And finally my favourite, Cherry Almond Muffins(right)from King Arthur flour.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cherries, pitted, coarsely chopped, and drained
1 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
1 teaspoon almond extract
granulated sugar

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Sift together dry ingredients and add them to butter/sugar mixture alternately with milk. Stir in almond extract, then gently fold in almonds and cherries.
Spoon muffin batter into 12 greased muffin cups; cups will be quite full. Sprinkle each muffin with a little granulated sugar, and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes, or until muffins test done.

Do you have a favourite go to muffin recipe?


Rosemary said...

They all sound yummy but I would love to have tried the cherry almond.......

JanR said...

Yep, I do so have a fave muffin recipes. It's actually the first one you posted, right out of Muffin Mania. 'Cept I add half a bag of chocolate chips to it and make me some Banana Choco-Chip Muffins. :-)

Deanna said...

You had me at prailine peach....

Avril Tanner said...

oh... they look so tasty! I am thinkin I might have to try peach recipie!