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Joybilee Farm Master Method For Muffins From Scratch

So lets look at a basic formula that you can use to create the muffin of your dreams.

Ingredients

LIQUID INGREDIENTS (PICK 1 INGREDIENT FROM EACH ROW):

  • 1 c of milk, water, fruit juice, butter milk, sour milk, espresso, vegetable liquid, kefir, kombucha, or whey (or a combination)
  • 1 or 2 eggs, or 2 – 4 tbsp. flax jelly, well beaten
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter, or coconut oil or olive oil, or cold pressed nut oil,
  • ½ c of grated carrots, grated zucchini, apple sauce, pureed pumpkin, yoghurt, or cottage cheese, (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar, honey, maple syrup

DRY INGREDIENTS (PICK 1 INGREDIENT FROM EACH ROW):

  • 1 cup. all purpose, whole wheat, cake, or pastry flour (soft wheat flours are preferred)
  • ¼ c oatmeal or bran or cooked rice, or cooked quinoa
  • 1 T. baking powder (or 1 t. baking soda and 1 tbsp. of vinegar added to fresh milk before mixing)
  • ½ t. celtic salt or Himalayan salt

SPICES AND FLAVOURING (PICK ONLY 1):

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (apple pie spice)
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. cardamon (chai spice)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder plus 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • ½ tsp. parsley, 1/4 tsp. dried onion (omit sugar)
  • (The possibilities are endless.)
  • FILLING INGREDIENTS
  • (For a total of 1 cup of filling):
  • ½ c chopped nuts or seeds like sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, chopped almonds, chopped cashews, chopped filbert, chocolate chips, raw chocolate nibs
  • ½ c dried fruit like raisin, cranberries, apples cut into small pieces, pears snipped into small pieces, dried pineapple, dried mango, etc.
  • or
  • 1 c of fresh fruit like rhubarb, strawberries, apples, pineapple etc. cut into small pieces, plus 1/4 c to 1/2 c additional flour
  • or
  • ½ cup. grated cheese
  • ½ cup. cooked, chopped bacon (omit sugar)
  • or
  • ½ cup. sundried tomatoes (omit sugar)
  • 2 tbsp. roasted garlic, mashed well
  • (The possibilities are endless.)

TOPPING (PICK 1 ONLY):

  • Add before baking:
  • ½ cup. sliced or chopped nuts
  • or
  • Streusel (oatmeal, brown sugar, 1 tbsp. flour, 2 tbsp. cold butter, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon– mix together using your hands)
  • or
  • Mini Marshmallows

Or Add after Baking:

  • Chocolate chips
  • or
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice and 1 tbsp. sugar or honey (equal parts, brushed on muffins when they come out of the oven)
  • or
  • Square of dark chocolate from chocolate bar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Method for “Muffins from Scratch”

  3. Combine the 5 liquid ingredients of your choice and beat well.

  4. Combine the 3 dry ingredients plus 1 spice or flavouring combination ,of your choice and fold into the liquid ingredients, gently. Only mix until the flour is moistened.

  5. Fold in your choice of fruit and/or nuts, or other filling

  6. Put batter into greased muffin tins. Top with your topping of choice if the topping will cook with the muffin.

  7. Bake for 15 min. at 350F, or until the muffins pull away from the side of the pan and the top springs back when lightly touched. Add topping that must be added to hot muffin now. Allow the pan to sit on a cooling rack for 15 minutes while muffins firm up. Remove from pan and cool on a rack. Serve warm or cold.

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