Tuesday, April 29, 2008

more muffins...

It was my turn to host our monthly neighborhood cooking group and the theme for April was muffins. There were some fabulous contributions and I wanted to share the recipes!

*chocolate chocolate chip mini muffins*

2 cups flour

3/4 cup cocoa

1 cup sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

Combine above ingredients in a large bowl.

1 egg

1 1/4 cups milk

1/2 cup melted butter

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Whisk egg, milk and butter in a medium bowl. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees: 10 min for mini muffins, 20 min for reg. muffins. (48 mini, or 24 reg)

*buttermilk muffins*

1 cup sugar

4 Tbsp margarine, softened

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

1 Tbsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

Add all ingredients in order given and mix well. Sprinkle with sugar before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min in greased or paper-lined muffin tins. Makes 1 dozen

*raspberry lemon muffins*

1 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup veg oil

1 egg

3 egg whites

1 Tbsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp lemon extract (optional)

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a med bowl whisk together wet ingredients until combined. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in raspberries. Put into greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min.

For my contribution I just used a basic muffin batter recipe and divided the batter into four separate bowls and added:

bananas & walnuts


chocolate chips

almond extract & poppy seeds

To make four different muffins.

*basic muffin batter*

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 cup milk

Stir together dry ingredients. In a different bowl, cream together sugar and shortenint. Add eggs and mix well. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min.


April said...

All of these look great! I so wished I lived in your neighborhood!!

Krissie said...

I wish you were my neighbor! I am going to try the buttermilk muffins. Looks good!

Annemarie said...

Krissie...I wish you were my neighbor, too!! Wouldn't that be a RIOT?!?!?

angie said...

Mmmmm muffins!

Melanie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm so glad you did because now I have YOUR blog in my google reader and I am making these chocolate mini muffins ASAP - they look SO good!