Super duper muffin recipe

This is actually a borrowed recipe from allrecipes.com that I tweaked enough to call it my own (that’s my opinion anyway).

This is a basic muffin, so you can do berries, chocolate chips, raisins, etc. for the filling and you’ll turn out a good batch of muffins (as long as you don’t do anything silly, like over-mixing or over-baking).

 

1 cup whole wheat flour (I used bread flour)                           1 egg

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour                                         1/2 cup milk

3 teaspoons baking powder                                                    1/2 cup yogurt (plain or flavoured)

1/2 teaspoon salt                                                                    1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup white sugar                                                                

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Stir together flours, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center of the dry mix.  In a small bowl, beat egg and stir in milk, yogurt and applesauce.  Pour wet ingredients into well in dry mixture and mix quickly with a fork until moistened – do not beat and do not overmix – the batter will still be lumpy.  Fold in filling of your choice – 1 to 1 1/2 cup berries, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, etc. and pour into paper lined muffin pan.  For small muffins, fill halfway, for larger, fill two-thirds.

For an added bit of sweetness, sprinkle topping over muffins:

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tablespoons cold butter

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon, cut in butter with pastry cutter or fork and knife until crumbly.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden (my oven actually did them just right in 18 minutes, but every oven is different, so my advice is to keep an eye on them until they are dry in the center and golden on the edges).

 

Try these and enjoy!!

 

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