Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2 new muffins

We're definitely on a muffin kick and I wanted to get these two recipes added to the collection quickly before I forget how much we like them.

Based on the overwhelming success of the Awesome Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins at our house, I came up with my own recipe that has been another hit.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Begin with the basic dry ingredients combined in a bowl:
1 and 1/2 Cups of flour
1/2 cup white sugar
2 T brown sugar
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Then add:
1/2 cup oatmeal (dry)

1/2 cup bran buds (All-Bran or Grape Nuts)
2  very ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

Now add your wet ingredients:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Scoop into lined muffin cups (only fill 2/3 full), bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

The result is a rich, hearty muffin that will start your day off right. They make an awesome snack, too!

Biscuit Muffins

I finally tried some biscuit-muffin cups and they turned out so great. This one is so east and tasty and both kids loved this breakfast. The parents did too!

You'll need:
1 package (8 count) refrigerated biscuit dough
1/3 package pre-cooked breakfast sausage crumbles (I used Jimmy Dean)
3 eggs
Splash of milk
Freshly grated cheddar cheese, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
**12 cup muffin tin AND A BAKING SHEET**

Preheat oven to 350 and spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray. Place one refrigerated biscuit into each muffin cup making a cup shape with edges just above top of pan. Mix all other ingredients in a small bowl and whip with a fork. I used a small ladle to dip the egg mixture into each of the 8 biscuit cups. I poured the leftover mixture into the 4 remaining spaces of my muffin tin. 

**Place muffin tin ONTO baking sheet then put both into the preheated oven.** The baking sheet is very necessary unless you like to clean your oven very early in the morning. Bake 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are golden and centers appear set. 

I would also add salsa or chopped veggies into this as a way to incorporate more veggies into our meals. I don't think you could go wrong with bell peppers (any color) some finely chopped mushrooms, spinach, or maybe even broccoli. oh, the possibilities!

The biscuits will rise somewhat irregularly, but the end result is beautiful.

and delicious. 

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