So this month, Fun Fridays are all about MUFFINS!
First one up is a recipe I have been using for over 18 years! No kidding! When I was first substitute teaching, before our first was born, a preschool director introduced these to me. She made them as bread in coffee cans. We loved them and they are a staple in our house. You can use whatever fruit you choose, I seem to remember her using strawberries, but we either use pumpkin or applesauce.
I love this simple recipe. It is one of those just pour it all in a bowl, mix and put in the muffin cups. One bowl to clean, no fancy steps to remember.
Quick note- this is NOT a "healthy" recipe. If you are looking for low cal or just good for you ingredients, better close your eyes real quick and change blogs for this one. I do try to make up for it by using our own milled flour and usually substitute honey granules for the sugar. I say usually, because I am currently out and have not reordered them. So, white sugar it is....shhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell. Hey, I gave up diet cokes this month, I deserve a little white sugar, right? ;)
3 cups flour (we use whole wheat)
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. sugar (or 1 1/2 honey granules)
1 1/4 cup oil
2 1/2 c. fruit (applesauce, pumpkin, strawberries)
Mix all ingredients together and fill muffin pans 2/3 full. Bale at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen, so there are plenty to share with a friend or freeze half for the following week's breakfast. Or snacks!
Enjoy and Happy Friday, friends!