Category Archives: Muffins

Spiced Pear Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 egg

1 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 T molasses

1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled pears (about 2 medium)

1/2 cup raisins

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the egg, yogurt, oil and molasses until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in pears and raisins. Fill greased or paper-lined mini-muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

*If using regular sized muffin cups, bake for 18-22 minutes.


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Alienated Blueberry Muffins

Makes 2 dozen.

2 cups fresh blueberries

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder (original recipe calls for 4 tsp–don’t remember why I changed it to less)

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup milk (I made a note to change this to 1 cup buttermilk)

1. Set oven to 375. Grease or line muffin tins.

2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup flour over berries & stir.

3. In a small bowl: 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt.

4. Large bowl: cream butter & gradually add sugar. Beat eggs and stir into creamed mixture with vanilla. Stir in milk alternately with flour mixture, mixing well each time. Fold in berries.

5. Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake 25 minutes.

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