Friday, April 1, 2011

Basic Muffins

There's nothing like muffins for breakfast to make a person feel right at home!  The other nice thing about muffins is that they're fairly easy to make, even for someone as domestically challenged as I have been, and sometimes still am.
Here's the basic reipe:

2 cups flour (you can use white, but I like to use whole wheat, or at least half whole wheat, because it makes it a little healthier, and muffins are sweet enough to disguise most of the wheat flavor)
up to 1 cup sweetener (while sugar, brown sugar, some people use applesauce, whatever)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
up to 1 1/2 cups additions*

Combine ingredients. Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (until fork or toothpick inserted comes out clean.)
*additions can mean anything from banana, chocolate chips, berries, cinnamon applesauce, whatever you're in the mood for!
Mix with a fork, overmixing will make your muffins pointy on top.
If you want a sort of chocolate chip cookie muffin, use brown sugar for the sweetener, and of course add chocolate chips!

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