Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Do You Know The Muffin Man

Oh, do you know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin man, Oh, do you know the muffin man, That lives on Drury Lane? Unfortunately I do not know the muffin man, but on the upside I do have some pretty great muffin recipes I can share with y’all. So get ready to whip on that apron and get your Betty Crocker on! In the South there is nothing more Southern then to have muffins for dinner; whoever said you could only eat them for breakfast, down here they are an all day treat!

Apple-Nut Muffins
1 egg
2/3 cup apple juice or milk
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup nuts, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Grease 12 medium muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. In a bowl, beat egg with juice, oil, and vanilla.

In another bowl mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt, then add to liquid mixture. Stir until moistened. Fold in nuts and apple.

Fill prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake at 400°F about 20 minutes. Immediately remove from pan.
~ Cherished Recipes The Picnic and its friends

Lemon-Dipped Blueberry Muffins
1 cup fresh blueberries
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 ¼ cups flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoons salt
¾ cup whole milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon lemon juice
6 tablespoons sugar

Toss the blueberries with 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the lemon zest in a bowl; set aside. Combine the flour, the remaining ½ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; mix well. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Whisk the milk, oil, and egg in a bowl until blended. Pour into the flour well; stir just until moistened. Fold in the blueberry mixture. Fill paper-lined or greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 20 min or until golden brown.

For the glaze: Combine the butter and lemon juice in a bowl; mix well. Dip the warm muffins in the butter mixture and then in the sugar.  
~ The Junior League at Home 
Fudge Muffins
4 blocks semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup melted margarine
½ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups chopped walnuts

Melt margarine and chocolate in pan. Beat in sugar, salt, and flour. Then add eggs one at a time, stirring in. Add vanilla and chopped walnuts. Pour into a greased 24-cup muffin pan and bake for 25 minutes at 325°F.
~Recipes from Miss Daisy’s

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