A Muffin

Ever since I started grinding our own wheat, 8 years ago, I have been searching for the perfect Muffin recipe.  Mine are always a little rubbery, a little dense, and short.  Not the light, fluffy, enormous muffins I am use to seeing on everyone elses blog.

Yesterday while reading The Happy Housewife’s blog, I notice a photo of a  beautiful light, fluffy, enormous muffin.  I’m thinking, ooo if someone with six children and one on the way, can bake a muffin like this, then so can I.   

The recipe is a plain Muffin with brown sugar and cinnamon on top.  😛

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I mix the dry ingredients.  I add a 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the dry stuff.  We like cinnamon. 🙂

I add the liquids carefully to the dry ingredients and add the mixture to the muffin tins.  I do not use liners.  I got tired of half of the muffins coming off with the liners.  I do hate cleaning the muffins tins after baking, but I hate muffins stuck to liners more.  😀

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This recipe made 9 muffins for me and they took roughly 15 minutes to bake.

Here is the best looking one out of the bunch.

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It is not the beautiful, fluffy, light, enormous muffin that The Happy Housewife made.   The girls ate the muffins and thought they were good; however, they would rather have chocolate chips in there too.

I have to come to the conclusion that making muffins ranks up there with pie crusts and birthday cakes.  I just can’t do it. 😦    Since my girls don’t know the difference between a good muffin and a bad muffin, I’ll continue to make muffins. Pie Crusts and Birthday cakes (from scratch) well… store bought is just fine with me.  :mrgreen:

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9 responses to “A Muffin

  1. Did you barely mix the muffins?

    Some things don’t work well with whole wheat flour.

    Yes, I barely mixed the flour. I used soft wheat. 🙂

  2. Hmmm, I wonder why they didn’t rise as much. We put chocolate chips in our muffins a lot. Actually the kids like chocolate chips in everything!
    Toni

  3. They look good to me. I love the Happy Housewife…I’m glad that you found her blog as well. I haven’t resorted to grinding my own wheat yet and baking from scratch, but it’s on my list of changes to make to our diet.

    I found her through your site. 🙂

  4. hmmm cc said my exact comment, but I see you’ve addressed that. How about…cringe…useing half white flour??

  5. I think they look really good. Could it be you’re not taking into account an altitude difference?

    Since we are sea level, I don’t think altitude is a problem. I think it is me. 🙂

  6. They look yummy to me.
    They are normal muffins;)

  7. That looks like a muffin to me. Good job! Now you’ve got me wanting muffins – I think I’ll make blueberry muffins tomorrow for breakfast. I’ll let you know how fluffy they are; it never occurred to me to worry about the fluffiness of my muffins, but now, thanks to you, I have something else to feel insecure about. LOL

    I had to make you feel that way, because you have perfect kids and I don’t. 😀

  8. Well, my blueberry muffins weren’t any fluffier than yours. I’m an abject failure and don’t know how I’m going live with myself. My gluttonous – I mean, perfect – kids descended on them like locusts so at least I won’t have to look at non-fluffy muffins all day.

    My non-perfect girls wouldn’t know a fluffy muffin if it hit them on the bellybutton. Sounds like your perfect kids are the same. That means we’re not really failures and we can keep making the non-fluffy muffins. 😀

  9. One thing I am wondering about is humidity. I know that some baked good are really affected by the amount of moisture in the air.

    I have no idea.

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