Sweet Potato Muffins ~ posted by momof7

Our breakfasts are normally sweet potato muffins. Very easy to make and have the benefit of being healthy.

1 mid size can of sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
4 1/2 c. freshly milled whole wheat flour
1/2 c olive oil
3/4-1 c. succanat (I prefer less)
2 c. buttermilk (I use 2% with 2 Tbsps of vinegar added 5 mins before mixing into recipe)
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt (only 1 1/2 if using sea salt)
2 tsp vanilla

I usually add 3/4 c. choc. chips to ours. (Ok, that makes them not quite so healthy!)

Makes 24 large muffins. I spray my pans with Pam. Bake at 400 for ~16 mins. My kids devour them.

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Carole in DE (and her son MK)’s Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here’s the recipe:
Preheat oven to 375
Into bowl mix:
2 eggs
1-1/4 c sugar (too much is OK, and I just use the 1 cup measurer for everything)
1/4 c oil
3/4 c milk
Mix it so the sugar dissolves then add:
2 heaping cups flour.
4tsp baking powder

Mix again and pour in 1 cup chocolate chips, or 1 cup blueberries. If the mixture is really runny then you need to be more heaping with your flour. Add some more flour in. Grease 18 muffin tins, (I just spray them with PAM), fill each tin 2/3 of the way to the top, and pop them in the oven for about 18 minutes.

I guarantee that these will be on the breakfast table at our home on this Monday, our first day back to doing school full-time.

Oh, and if you have a chocolate-lover-kid like MK put a Hershey Kiss into the muffin instead of chocolate chips. Those are great too.

Get Going Bran Muffins ~ posted by hometoteach

Don’t let the name scare you.  It’s not going to cause…disruption.  But it is helpful for those who…need it.

 This makes a *lot* of muffins; I usually keep the batter in the fridge and make them a dozen at a time.

Get Going Bran Muffins

6c bran flakes, crushed just a bit
2 c boiling water
1 quart buttermilk
1c oil
1/4 c milled flax
2 1/2 c sugar (can be reduced-I do)
4 beaten eggs
5 cups flour (I use ww)
5 tsp soda
2 tsp salt
2-3 tsp vanilla (I use 3)

Put 2 cups of flakes in a small bowl, pour boiling water over them and let soak while mixing other ingredients.

Mix remaining ingredients in a big bowl (or mixer bowl) Add soaked flakes and mix only ’til blended. This comes nearly to the brim of my KA mixer bowl!

Bake at 400 in greased muffin pan for 20 minutes.

OAT BRAN MUFFIN ~ posted by mom2abcd

2 1/4 c. oat bran cereal
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. raisins
1 T. baking powder
1/4 c. sucanat or equivalent sweetener of choice
1 1/4 c. skim milk
2 egg whites
2 tbsp. (olive) oil.

Preheat the oven to 425. In a large bowl, combine the oat-bran
cereal, nuts, raisins, and baking powder. Stir in the sucanat
or liquid sweetening. Mix the milk, egg whites, and oil together
and blend in with the oat bran mixture. Line muffin pans with
paper baking cups, and fill with batter. Bake 15 to 17 minutes.
Test for doneness with a toothpick. It should come out moist but
not wet. Makes 12 muffins.

Apple Bran Muffin ~ posted by mom2abcd

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped apple
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup buttermilk
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup molasses
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Toss flour,
bran, salt, soda, nutmeg cinnamon together with a fork.

Stir in apples, raisins, and nuts. Combine the liquid ingredients.
Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry with a few swift strokes.
Pour into greased muffin cups, filling them at least 2/3 full, and
bake for 25 minutes. Makes 12.

Oat Bran or Wheat Germ Muffins ~ posted by mom2abcd

1 cup hard white wheat flour
3 T. baking powder
½ t. salt
2 T. sucanat, sugar, or honey
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter
¾-1 cup wheat germ or oat bran

Preheat oven to 375. Mix dry ingredients. Add the egg and butter, stirring only enough to dampen the flour. Spoon into muffin pans, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

You can add blueberries, cranberries, nuts, raisins, dates, etc. I put a few frozen blueberries in the bottom before putiting the batter in and sprinkled some sugar on top. Very good!!!

Cranberry, orange, pecan mixture good . Sub orange juice for the milk.

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Muffins ~ posted by mom2abcd

(from lowfat cooking guide on about.com)

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg lightly beaten, or 2 egg whites

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cases. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, milk, oil and egg(s), blending well. Stir pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients until the dry ingredients are just moist. Fill muffin cups.

Bake 22-26 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.

Dana’s NOTE: I used fresh cooked pumpkin with this came out great. I left out the raisins. I needed to cook it about 28 minutes. The muffin cups were filled very high.