Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunday Muffins

I've been trying to have muffins for my family on Sunday mornings.  In many respects cereal is easier.  The kids can pour their own bowls and there is little, if anything for me to do to get it ready.  But if your house is like mine, there is typically cereal wasted and there is more of a mess to clean up after breakfast.  This is where the Sunday muffins come in.  The kids can get ready for church, come into the kitchen and eat a muffin, have a glass of milk and they are set to go.  If they don't finish their muffin, no big deal.  It can be saved for later, or thrown quickly away.  The only dishes to clean up are cups and the mixing bowl and muffin pans.

Orange-Yogurt Muffins is one of our favorite Sunday muffin recipes.  This is a variation of one found in Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook  The muffin is tasty, but I think we like it because there is a yummy orange glaze poured over the top.  Here's my tweaked version of the recipe (you may want to double the recipe, and eat the rest later in the day or save some in the freezer for another day):

Orange-Yogurt Muffins
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons orange marmalade*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup cooking oil

Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.  Heat oven to 400 degrees F.   Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Make a well in the center and add the rest of the ingredients.  Stir until everything is just moistened.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.  Cool on wire rack.  Drizzle warm muffins with orange glaze.

1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon orange marmalade
1-2 teaspoons milk or orange juice
Mix together.  Add enough milk or juice to make a glaze that is easy to drizzle.  Drizzle over warm muffins on wire rack.  Place a piece of waxed paper under the racks for easy cleanup.  Makes 1 dozen.

*Instead of orange marmalade, use shredded orange or lemon peel, and try orange or lemon yogurt in place of the plain.



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