Sep 15, 2010

Super Fantastic Muffin Recipe

I have been experimenting as of late with my muffin recipe.  Not only because the days are getting colder and it's cheaper to bake then run the furnace ( as I have mentioned) but also because it is a fast and easy breakfast for my girls.  Seeing as Olivia still does not have the number of teeth a kid of her age should posses, muffins are an excellent and nutritious breakfast for her.  Though I have been using the standard Betty Crocker's blueberry muffin recipe for some time, I have decided that I wanted to beef up the nutrition value and lower the calories....all without sacrificing taste and yummyness.

Today I created just that!

I have removed both the egg and vegetable oil from the recipe, thus creating a lower calorie, lower fat and safe for egg sensitive individuals kind of delicious muffin.  These are sooo super easy to make and you can play around with the ingredients to create different and every changing muffins.

Here is the basic recipe:

1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Grease bottoms only of the muffin cups in a muffin pan.

Combine ingredients, do not over mix!  (This is key to good muffins!)
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups and bake for 18 -24 minuets or until golden brown.  Allow to cool in pan for 5 minuets before removing to cooling rack. 

That is the basic recipe, today I added to it by putting in; two mashed up bananas and half a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.  They are so super delicious, really!!!

Another variation I tried was adding one large, or two small, peeled and chopped apples and one teaspoon of cinnamon.  This too was delicious!

I am going to keep experimenting - though with Olivia not having more teeth I am slightly limited.  No nuts, no raisins but it just makes it more challenging to keep it exciting for them.  So if any of you try this recipe let me know, I would absolutely LOVE to hear from you!!  Let me know what you think, what you try and any other thoughts!

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