Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Berry Delightful Muffin

Back when I was a newlywed, and still in college, I would always try to have some type of breakfast made when Kent got home from the station. Breakfast is after all, our favorite meal. I found this recipe somewhere online a couple of years ago and absolutely love it.  It is super easy and I like to prepare it the night before and throw it together in the morning.  You can use any type of fruit, fresh or frozen and they stay moist for a few days. 

1tsp Baking Soda
1C Flour
½C Sugar
tsp Salt
½C Milk
¼C Vegetable oil
½tsp vanilla (I use Mexican Vanilla)
½C berries (I usually use frozen, but fresh is great also)

¼C Brown Sugar
¼C Vegetable Oil
¼C Oatmeal
¼C Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients for the muffins, then add in the wet ingredients. Mix well. Fold in the berries last. If you are using frozen berries, you will want to let them set out and thaw prior to adding them into the rest of the ingredients (I also sprinkle a little sugar on them). 

Scoop muffin mix into muffin tins with baking cups (optional). Put muffins in oven for 5-6 minutes. Take them out and spoon on topping (if you want a healthier light muffin, you can skip the topping, but it is delicious).

Mix the oatmeal, flour, sugar and oil into a bowl.  

Spoon on topping. 

Put back into oven and bake until center is cooked through. When finished, take muffins out of tin and set on dry rack to cool.  

If you do not have any muffin liners, you can also use parchment paper, cut into 5 inch squares. Then you press the parchment paper into the muffin tins before adding in the muffin mix.  I have done this for a shower, they look more elegant (especially on a cake stand).  

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