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Monday, April 12, 2010

Nancy's Sweet Muffins


My kids love these muffins. They are very plain, slightly sweet, and, very comforting. They are quick to make, if you need a bread for dinner, and I often make them when we are having a meal that just needs some "yum."

I call them Nancy's Sweet Muffins because my college roommate, Nancy, gave me her mom's recipe. Once during our college days, I joined Nancy for a weekend at her home in Toledo, and Nancy's mom, being a great cook and home ec teacher, made us a really wonderful, homey meal. These muffins were served along side the main dish. I can't remember another thing we ate, but I do remember these muffins. I guess my mom really never made special bread for dinner, so muffins, especially a slightly sweet muffin, were a real treat.

You can add blueberries, apples and cinnamon, chocolate chips, dried fruit, or even put a dot of jam in the center before you bake them, but we really just like them simple.

Nancy's Sweet Muffins
makes 10 standard muffins or six jumbo

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1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix dry ingredients. Beat eggs; add oil and milk. Make a well in dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Stir only until moist. Bake in greased muffin tins for 10-15 minutes, until golden on top.



Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

Oooooh. I love recipes like this. Simple, basic, changeable and yummy!

Sara said...

Oh, yeah, a nice simple muffin recipe is a must.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing. They look easy to make, and look delicious!

Lisa said...

These muffins sound like a great idea for dinner when you need a little something extra. i bet my son would love these. Thanks for sharing!

Ellen said...

This sounds great! Did I miss the oven temperature? I'll reread it. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. :)

scmom (Barbara) said...

Ellen -- you didn't miss it, I did! Recipe edited to add.

Tara said...

I made these last week - easy and fantastic! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Jamie Jo said...

I just linked you again...I think I use a lot of your recipes in the winter, good ol' comfort food!