Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Best and Easiest Muffins....EVER!

The Best and Easiest Muffins....EVER!

Believe me when I tell you that I have tried every way to make muffins. I could never find one that was moist enough. I also found them too sweet or too heavy. This recipe is one you will absolutely love. I promise!!!  They are moist, light, and fluffy every single time. I baked these for Doug's office and immediately had his co workers asking if they could place orders. So, here it is, the only muffin recipe you will ever need.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Doc Meyers Pepper Shake
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

My choice of add ins:
 1 cup ( plus a little more for later) cooked, drained, and crumbled breakfast sausage
 1 cup shredded ( plus a little more for later). Please do not use pre-shredded cheese, there truly is a difference.
 Set a little of the sausage and shredded cheese aside


Preheat oven to 410°. In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together. In a smaller bowl beat egg. Add milk and vegetable oil and whisk together.  Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and stir quickly. Do not use a mixer. Batter will be lumpy.  Add sausage and shredded cheese. Fill greased jumbo muffin pan (6 muffins) 2/3 full. Add a small amount of sausage and shredded cheese to the top before baking.

Bake for 15 minutes. Rotate muffins 180°. Reduce heat to 350° and bake for 12-15 more minutes. The higher heat really makes the muffins pop, reducing the heat keeps them from burning and drying out.

Tips: You can use a small muffin (12) pan. If you do, be sure to keep your eye on your cooking time. I suggest 10 minutes at 410°, rotate muffins, and 7-10 minutes at 350°

Tweaks: This is the BEST part. This recipe can be made with ANY add in you like. I have used blueberries, chopped apples, dates, oranges and cranberries.. I have even made an oatmeal crumb topping to bake on top. If using fruit, fresh is always best,

REMEMBER: If you choose to make a sweet muffin, DO NOT add the Doc Meyers Pepper Shake to your dry ingredients.

The muffins I made, I used for a  delicious, savory, country breakfast. I sliced one in half, scrambled two eggs, and made a white pepper, sausage gravy to put over everything. It is my version of biscuits and gravy. Cook your eggs any way you like and try this breakfast idea! You will LOVE it. You can also crumble these muffins over chili and it is super delicious!

Until next time, happy cooking :-)

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