Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday: Muffins

Tutorial Tuesday

Tutorial Tuesday's design is to visually share money saving food preparation techniques along with easy and inexpensive recipes. This week I am happy to share how to make home made (ahem, not from a box) muffins!

This is a simple and versatile recipe with ingredients that are most likely right in your cupboards! Flour, milk, sugar (in the lidded container), vegetable oil, baking powder, salt, an egg and something yummy to mix into the batter... I chose strawberries!

My son and I picked these strawberries last summer on a vacation up north... Mmmm, so yummy and special! Still frozen, I placed the berries in my food chopper.

I chopped enough for a cup's worth. The recipe that I am using (modified from Recipeczar.com) calls for just half a cup... but I prefer more yummy stuff!!!

***Keep in mind that you could use other mix- ins like blueberries, banana's or chocolate chips!

I wanted my muffins to have more of a breakfasty healthy-ness to them, so I added 1 1/2 cups of white flour and 1/2 cup of wheat flour... I'd just use while flour for more of a 'treat' type of muffin!!!

... and in goes the baking powder and the salt!

In a separate "wet ingredient bowl," I combined the milk, the egg and the oil.

Slowly, I added the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

Lastly, I added the strawberries- they looked so beautiful in my mix!

Since I was primarily baking these muffins for my son (he just turned two), I used my mini muffin pans- but otherwise I would have used a 12 sectioned regular sized pan for this recipe.

After baking for just 18 minutes... they were perfect!

I LOVED the pink hue of the strawberries!

And yes, my son enjoyed them... especially with butter!

Recipe Recap:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
1 Egg
3/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of fruit or chocolate

Serving size, 12 muffins
Bake at 400* for 18-20 minutes!


Lisa Algate

Your muffins look yummy, but your sons face is absolutely ADORABLE. Thanks for sharing all your tips it is greatly apprecaited. LOL


I have a ton of strawberries that I have frozen and I didn't know what to do with them. Now I know! :) Thanks a ton!

Laura Webber

Hi Lisa and Andrea,
Thanks for the kind words! I know you'll LOVE these!

The team

Yummy! Your little guy is so cute!!! He has the best smile!


This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. We love muffins but it's such a pain to find different recipes. Do you think it will work with pumpkin?

Laura Webber

Yep, I'd try it... plus add some chocolate chips! Mmm!


I know what I'm making tomorrow for b-fast!


I made your muffins today, couldn't resist after seeing how good they look. Just had to make a small change. Our 5 year old is allergic to egg so I had to substitute. Still turned out great!

Laura Webber

Thanks for the feedback Shannon- we have nut, blueberry and banana allergies in our home... hence the strawberry muffins!

Jen, I'd love to hear if your family enjoys these for breakfast!


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