Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mom's Muffins

Wow. So... sorry for the disappearance. I had such great intentions. The whole month of September got away! There was actually a week in there where the most I cooked was making a grilled cheese sandwich. But there was some good kitchen time in there as well. I do have a bit of a backlog of recipes that I want to share, and am also really looking forward to the soups and comfort foods that come with fall cooking. I promise to make October awesome and share a lot of great stuff in the coming weeks!

For now, here is a recipe for another one of our family favorites. Mom has an amazing muffin recipe. Until now, my sister and I have joked that we could never imagine making these on our own because it's always what Mom makes when we go home. That was until I woke up this morning craving muffins, and Mom wasn't here! I had to take matters into my own hands and whip some up.

These are super easy, and you probably have all the necessary ingredients in your pantry already. They're really simple, but the finishing step of cinnamon and sugar on top of melted butter totally makes them amazing. They will probably take about 30 minutes from start to finish, so even waking up hungry doesn't have to stop you from making them!

Mom's Muffins

1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat the egg. Add in the milk and vegetable oil. Beat all in the dry ingredients until the flour is moistened but the batter is still lumpy. Either grease a muffin pan or use cupcake liners. Pour the batter into the muffin cups so they are about 3/4 of the way full.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately remove from the pan. Melt the butter. Mix the cinnamon and 1/3 c. sugar together. Roll the muffins in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Eat and don't forget to lick the paper clean!


  1. Well, I guess you've really moved into adulthood now - you've made the muffins!!! Congratulations!!! But the big question is - is that still what you'll want when you come home, or not???? <3M

  2. Well, mine were good, but they're never quite as good as yours, Mom!