Top 10 Breakfast Muffin Recipes

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breakfast_muffins-495x292These are my favourites and well tested muffin recipes – all great for breakfast but don’t let that statement limit you – they are great for an afternoon snack or any other time as well.

Here are some basic muffins making tips:

  • Use pre-sifted all purpose flour – if you want to use cake and pastry flour, increase the recipe by ¼ cup
  • Muffin batter needs to be mixed quickly and as lightly as possible – basically only stirring it moisten it together. The batter needs to look lumpy. If you are going to use electric mixer, use it only for putting together wet ingredients.
  • Most muffins can be baked at 375F – any higher temperature will result in leathery texture muffins.
  • If you want big, high muffins, fill your muffin cups to the top. You might want to grease the top of muffins tin as well to prevent sticking and make unmolding easier.
  • All the muffins will freeze beautifully – you just need to cool them completely, wrap them in foil and put into airtight plastic bags. To re-heat them, unwrap and bake at 350F for no more than 10 minutes.

Here is the list of my Top 10 Breakfast Muffin Recipes:

Old Fashioned Apple Muffins

Old Fashioned Apple Muffins

Old Fashioned Apple Muffins

¼ cup of shortening

¾ cups of white sugar

½ teaspoon of vanilla

1 egg, beaten

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

¼ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

1-1/2 cups of chopped apples

1 tablespoon of cream

  • Cream shortening and sugar
  • Add vanilla and beaten eggs
  • Stir together dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients, stirring just to moisten
  • Add apples and cream gently
  • Fill greased muffin cups and bake at 350F for 20 -25 minutes

Note: These taste great if you add a cup of grated cheese to the batter!

Applesauce Bran Muffins

Applesauce Bran Muffins

2. Applesauce Bran Muffins

1 cup of all bran

1 cup of buttermilk or sour milk

1-1/4 cup off unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup of molasses

¼ cup of oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1-1/2 cups of flour

½ cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

  • Stir all bran, buttermilk, applesauce, molasses, oil., egg and vanilla together and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the fry ingredients together
  • Aff bran mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten
  • Bake at 375F for 20 minutes
Fantastic Banana Muffins

Fantastic Banana Muffins

3. Fantastic Banana Muffins

3 large bananas

¾ cups of white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

½ teaspoon of salt

1-1/2 cups of flour

1/3 cup of melted butter

  • Mash bananas, add sugar and slightly beaten egg
  • Add the melted butter
  • Add the dry ingredients and bake at 375F for 20 minutes.
Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

4. Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

¾ cup of all purpose flour

¾ cup of whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

½ teaspoon of salt

1/3 cup of oil

2/3 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup of mashed bananas

Topping:

¼ cup of white sugar

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

  • Mash bananas. Combine bananas, brown sugar, oil and egg. Beat until mixed.
  • Stir in dry ingredients together and add to banana mixture, mixing to combine.
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts can be added to the batter
  • Sprinkle topping on top of batter before baking
  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes
Honey Bran Muffins

Honey Bran Muffins

5. Honey Bran Muffins

1 cup of natural bran

1 cup of buttermilk

1/3 cup of butter or margarine

½ cup of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of honey

1 egg

1 cup of flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

½ teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

  • Soak bran in buttermilk while preparing the rest.
  • Cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the honey and egg. Add the bran and buttermilk.
  • Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients and stir until well moistened.
  • Bake at 375F for 15 – 20 minutes.
Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

6. Cranberry Muffins

1 cup of cranberries

¼ cup of white sugar

1-1/2 cup of flour

Another ¼ cup of white sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of ground all spice

1 beaten egg

¼ teaspoon of grated orange zest

¾ cup of orange juice

1/3 cup of melted butter or margarine

¼ cup of chopped walnuts

  • Coarsely chop cranberries
  • Sprinkle with 1./4 cup of sugar and set aside
  • In a bowl, stir together flour, ¼ cup of sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, all spice and make a well in the centre.
  • Combine egg., orange peel, orange juice and melted butter. Add all at once to the flour mixture, stirring to moisten.
  • Fold in cranberry mixture and nuts.
  • Fill greased muffins cups and bake at 375F for 15 -20 minutes or until golden
Date Muffins

Date Muffins

7. Date muffins

1 cup of chopped dates

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 cup of margarine or shortening

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over this and let cool.

Add 1 cup of brown sugar to one beaten egg and add to cooled date mixture.

Add: 1 cup of bran

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of flour

Stir to moisten

Bake at 375F for 15 – 20 minutes

Healthy Muffins

Healthy Muffins

8. Healthy Muffins

1-1/4 cup of flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 cups of granola

¼ cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

1/3 cup of oil

1 cup of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/3 cup of molasses

  • Mix together dry ingredients.
  • Blend oil, milk, vanilla and molasses.
  • Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir only to moisten.
  • Spoon into well-greased muffin cups, sprinkling with more granola on the top.
  • Bake at 375F for 15 – 20 minutes.
Oatmeal Orange Muffins

Oatmeal Orange Muffins

1 cup of oats, soaked in 1/2 cup of orange juice and ½ cup of boiling water for about 15 minutes

½ cup of margarine

½ cup of white sugar

½ cup of brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup of raisins

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla

  • Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs and stir in oat mixture. Stir in raisins.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla.,
  • Stir until moistened. Pour into well-greased muffins cups and bake at 350F for about 20 minutes.
Marmalade Muffins

Marmalade Muffins

10. Marmalade Muffins

Peel of 1 grapefruit and 1 orange

1-1/2 cups of buttermilk

1 cup of white sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of margarine

1-3/4 cups of flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

½ teaspoon of baking soda

  • Cut grapefruit and orange skins into a blender. Pour in buttermilk and grind fine.
  • Add sugar, salt and shortening and blend.
  • Stir in dry ingredients together in a bowl and pour rind mixture over, stirring just to moisten.
  • Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes.

Hope you enjoyed these recipes – if there is another one you are looking for, let me know and I will get it for you. And remember – your comments, suggestions and input is always welcomed!

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