Friday, January 29, 2010

Saturday Morning Muffins

P1010001f Nothing beats a hot and tender muffin to start off the day. Add a few wedges of sweet oranges, hot coffee and let’s go!

Cut in half and add a *smidge of butter* (I know, there is that smidge portion again….)…

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…..Cut into it with gusto….

…. & enjoy bite, after tender bite.

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Mmmm…. mmmm….it was that good!

My mom always told me to stop playing with my food….*giggle*.

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Care for one? I’ll put on some coffee, too.

Do you like jam or butter on your muffin?

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Undercover muffins…..and they think we can’t see them. Hmpgh!

Recipe as follows:

Honey Bran Muffins

1 1/4 cup Grape Nuts cereal

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup quick cooking oats

3 teaspoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 Cup Buttermilk

2 Tablespoons Milk

1/4 cup honey

1 large egg

4 tablespoons butter, melted

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin cups or use foil baking cups.

Soak the Grape Nuts cereal in the buttermilk for a half hour, till somewhat softened.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, oats, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg, honey and 2 tablespoons of milk until well blended.

Whisk in the melted butter until well blended.

Add the Grape Nuts/buttermilk mixture to the egg/honey mixture. Pour this mixture into

the dry mixture. Stir in with a rubber spatula until well moistened.

Scoop the mixture into the muffin tin and fill the cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 18-24 minutes, or

until lightly browned, firm and springy to the touch in the very center. Remove from pan

and allow to cool for a few minutes before you serve them.

These have a tangy buttermilk taste, are very tender and not too sweet. If you prefer

a sweeter muffin, you can increase the sugar or add brown sugar in place of the

white granulated sugar. I always tweak my recipes to make them just how I like them.

36 comments:

Miss Jean said...

These sound so good. I'd like mine heated with blackbery jam and a cuppa tea, please - and thank you! I just love those dishes!!!

Nan said...

I love your beautiful pink plate there and the muffins look wonderful thanks for sharing I was hungry lol...Nan

Cottage Flair said...

Those look and sound yummy!! Fun photos of colors below.
Jennifer

Farmhouse Country said...

Oh great....now I want muffins! I have got to layoff this computer it's sabotaging any attempts I make at good eating, {giggle}. Loved your post, going to make me some muffins now, ta-ta!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yummmmmmmmmm, those sound delicious! Just a pat of butter please and I prefer my coffee black. Thank you!

Snappy Di said...

Butter.... me like butter on me muffins!! YUMMMM

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Joyce's Journey said...

Your photo's are beautiful! Those muffins look yummy. I have to try that recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!!

ChaChaneen said...

I could just reach out to grab it right now. Great photos! And thanks for sharing the recipe too - yummy! But remember don't eat too many, ya know what fiber does to the body. ha ha I laugh because I made some pumpkin muffins during the holidays and I forgot how much fiber pumpkins have! At least I was regular! ha ha

Lara said...

Those look wonderful! Such pretty plates too. Your scottie is just precious.
~Lara

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmmm, warm from the oven? I like your idea of a smidge:>) I would love one of these.

Laura said...

Oooo those muffins look so good! My breakfast of poptarts doesn't sound nearly as good now! I may have to actually cook in the morning! :)

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Becky,
YUMMY! If I made them they would not look like that. I was looking at your past couple of posts. Love the pics from around your house. The cute elves, the sweet kitty sleeping, those needlepoint pillows, OMG. Did I tell you the boys insist on sleeping with thier tooth fairy pillows? So sweet. Lisa

Paula Bee said...

I just copied your recipe and am heading to the kitchen to make some. They look delicious! Thanks, Paula

Pondside said...

Mmmm - a good idea to get a head start on Saturday morning. I'll just have a smidge of butter please - as long as it's not more than a dollop or a tad.

Deb said...

Oh those muffins look good! thanks for sharing the recipe :-)
Have a wonderful weekend ♥

Barb said...

these sound and look yummy!....Barb

Lynda said...

Yummm....Your muffins look delicious! I've copied the recipe for future reference! Thank you!

marie said...

Awww! Your blog just makes me smile! Thanks!

ELSIE said...

BECKY~ THOSE MUFFINS LOOK SO GOOD.
I WON'T BUTTER AND MAY-HAW JELLY
(IT'S A SOUTHERN THANG) ON MINE.
I WON'T ONE OF THOSE CALIFORNIA
ORANGES,WOW TO HAVE A GOOD ORANGE.
I WILL HAVE TO TRY THOSE I HAVE
NEVER HEARD OF USING GRAPE NUTS,
WHICH AS A KID I USE TO THINK THEY
WERE CHUNCHS OF DIRT.LOL.OH AND I
WON'T MINE HOT TOO. MIND YOUR MOMMA
NOW,BE A GOOD GIRL.:O)

Kathy said...

They look so good!!!I'm going to try them....Kathy

Vee said...

That photo of the orange wedges on the red plate...oh wow. I so want an orange this minute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These sound so good! I have a new muffin tin that I am anxious to use! Thanks for the recipe! ♥

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling you have a lovely blog, full of interesting posts and beautiful photos. I just joined your followers and will return often to visit with you.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Donna said...

Yum! I will take mine with butter and jam. I can smell them already.
Blessings,
Donna

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh those muffins look so delicious, and that is just enough breakfast for me in the morning.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Marcia

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks so much for the muffin recipe. They look wonderful!! I can't wait to try them. Love & blessings from NC!

Lallee said...

You're killing me with those muffin shots. How delish looking! DON'T stop playing with your food. It will keep you young. I think I read that in a medical journal somewhere. LOL
♥Lallee

the wild raspberry said...

jam AND butter please.

love the orange man~

chas

from our front porch... said...

Yummo! I am a muffin-maker, too! Nothing like this homemade treat!
Becy, I am having a giveaway for Ariat boots! Come by and enter.
Maybe you could pass it on to your bloggies as well :)
Have a blessed day!
xo, misha

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

These look wonderful! Yummy! Thank you for sharing all of your pretty things with us today!

Debbie

Red Felted Heart said...

Recipe sounds yummy! Nothing like a warm muffin with a dollop of apple butter...blessings

Lisa said...

mmmmmmm, looks awesome and sounds heavenly. You are putting me in the muffin making mood!

Storybook Woods said...

Yummm, just the kind of thing I love. Thank you. have a yummy day xoxoxo Clarice

Susan of Pink Portuguese Roses said...

Hey there!

Ok...I'm coming over...so keep them warm for me! LOL!!! HEHEHE!!!

Thanks so much for commenting. Yes, not fun. I am reassured that God protects his children.

Blessings to you!
Susan

farmerjulie said...

Hi Becky!

Those look yummy. wish i had enough energy to make them! xoxo love you!

Ashlee said...

becky,
i thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words.
it really does mean so much to me.

love,
ashlee

p.s. those muffins look delicious!