Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good Morning muffins

I woke up pretty early today, I was sipping on a cup of coffee and noticed the food my son and his new wife are taking to the float cabin today. A box of coke, some jalapeno pringles and two boxes of mac and cheese..really??? I guess these two really believe they can survive on love..well maybe emotionally but I'm older and wiser and I know that love, mac and cheese coke and chips will physically not get you very far.
So I decided to bake some cherry struesel muffins for breakfast and fresh buns for sandwiches. and with some lunch meat and cheese they should be ok.
Here is the happy couple.

And here is the muffin recipe.
Cherry Streusel Muffins

1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil*
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large egg**
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cherries***

Streusel topping

2 tbls firms butter
1/4 cup flour
2 tbls packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Heat oven to 400 F. Grease 12 muffin cups and prepare streusel topping by cutting the butter into the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon until crumbly, set aside.
Beat milk, egg, oil and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt all at once and mix until damp, batter will be lumpy but do not over mix or the muffins will heavy. Fold in cherries and divide batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the streuesel topping over the 12 muffins cups and bake for 20 to 25 min. Remove to wire rack, delicious served warm.

*substitute 1/4 cup of apple sauce for a lighter muffin
**substitute with an a reduced yolk product like egg beaters to lower the cholesterol
***I used thawed, well drained frozen cherries but you can substitute with almost any fruit. If frozen make sure you thaw and drain the fruit.

Happy Easter everyone.


Betty said...

Happy Easter to you too.
Your muffins sound wonderful. A few days at the float cabin sound like heaven.

scrappy quilter said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post. Hope you had a nice Easter. Oh to spend time at a cabin right now...I'd love it.