plain old muffins

In breakfast on March 19, 2010 at 2:02 am

these have got to be the plainest muffins i’ve ever made. and by plain i mean no molasses, no bran or rotten banana, no yogurt, no carrots or applesauce, no jelly filling

but they were delicious and special in their plainness. like a vanilla and marshmallow fluff sundae (omg yum. i haven’t been to dairy godmother in too long!!)

and they were meant to be even plainer, but i couldn’t resist adding raisins. and chocolate chips.

AND, they didn’t take any special tricks like toasting your bran or separating your eggs.

in fact, they started with 2 cups of regular old white flour.

and one whole regular egg, lightly beaten.

and 1/4 cup of regular old butter, melted.

your other dry ingredients are 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons sugar. and your other wet ingredient is 1 cup milk. mix separately.

mix together. you just want to dampen the flour. it should stay lumpy – don’t mix until smooth!

then i added my mix-ins to the batter. (actually, i made three muffins first for he-who-does-not-like-raisins-and-chocolate, and THEN added the mix-ins.) chop the chocolate chips roughly if they are too big.

fill your muffin cups 2/3 full and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

i wish they had browned up a little more, but their simplicity is simply delicious.

[fannie farmer calls them “basic” and would probably be offended by “plain old.”]

  1. ff would love plain old because I DO <3 simple would also be a non pejorative term for yummy muffies.

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