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    5 Delightful Yet Easy-To-Make Muffin Recipes

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    Written by Sahana Charan and published on 22 April 2021.

    Who doesn't love sweet treats and baked goodies? Herald the New Year with your children by trying these easy-to-make recipes at home, using one muffin mix in five different ways

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    5 Delightful Yet Easy-To-Make Muffin Recipes

    Could there be anything more comforting than the warmth of a mother's hug and a plate of hot muffins straight out of the oven? It is that time of the year when the cold winds outside make us crave some warm and luscious baked treats. And as children spend their winter holidays at home waiting for the arrival of the new year, it is the best time to involve them in the kitchen, while rewarding them with delectable goodies for all their efforts.

    Preparing muffins is a fun activity that you can indulge in with your child this holiday season and it need not be a complicated affair. In fact, we give you an awesome idea, which will help you and your child explore variety while baking, using an easy method. With this technique, you can bake five different muffins with the same muffin mix. Read on to know more.

    For the muffin mix

    Ingredients
    Measurements
    Plain flour1½ cup
    Oatmeal½ cup
    Unsalted butter (softened)100 g
    Eggs4
    Powdered sugar1 cup
    Baking powder
    1 tbsp
    Vanilla essenceA few drops
    Milk2 tbsp

    Method

    1. Take butter and sugar in a wide bowl and whisk them till well combined. You can use an electric mixer.
    2. Add the eggs to this mixture and whisk till light and fluffy. Add milk and mix well.
    3. Stir in a few drops of vanilla essence.
    4. In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (plain flour, oats, and baking powder).
    5. Now add the dry ingredients to the egg and butter mixture and mix well till the batter is light but not runny. Your basic muffin mix is ready.

    Now try these exciting muffin recipes with the muffin mix.

    1. Cranberry and Hazelnut Muffin

    Ingredients
    Measurements 
    Basic muffin mix

    Dried cranberries
    50 g
    Chopped hazelnuts
    50 g

    Method

    1. Prepare a muffin tin by putting festive liners or grease it with a little butter.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
    3. To the already prepared muffin mix, add cranberries and hazelnuts at the end, and fold gently.
    4. Using two spoons, put enough batter inside the muffin holes.
    5. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees.
    6. The fruity muffins are ready to eat.

    2. Apple and Ginger Muffin

    Ingredients Measurements 
    Basic muffin mix
    Apple (bite-sized pieces)
    1
    Ginger (peeled and grated)
    1-inch piece

    Method 

    1. Prepare a muffin tin by putting festive liners or grease it with a little butter.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
    3. Add the grated ginger to the muffin batter and mix well.
    4. Carefully fold the chopped apple pieces into the mix.
    5. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees.
    6. Take the warm muffins out of the oven and feast.

    3. Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Muffin

    Ingredients Measurements 
    Basic muffin mix
    Chopped strawberries100 g
    White chocolate chips
    ½ cup

    Method

    1. Prepare a muffin tin by putting festive liners or grease it with a little butter.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
    3. Put in the strawberries and mix well. Then, lightly fold chocolate chips.
    4. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees.
    5. Let cool. The delectable muffins are ready.

    4. Banana and Walnut Muffin

    IngredientsMeasurements 
    Basic muffin mix
    Bananas3
    Chopped walnuts100 g

    Method

    1. Prepare a muffin tin by putting festive liners or grease it with a little butter.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
    3. Here, there is a slight variation in the steps. Add the banana at the second step of the basic muffin mix before you add the dry ingredients to the wet ones.
    4. Now, mix in the dry ingredients and then fold the walnuts into the mixture.
    5. Fill the prepared liners with enough muffin mixture.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes.

    5. Chocolate and Orange Muffin

    Ingredients 
    Measurements 
    Basic muffin mix

    Dark chocolate (melted)
    ½ cup
    Glazed orange peel (chopped)
    50 g
    Orange zest 

    Method

    1. Prepare a muffin tin by putting festive liners or grease it with a little butter.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
    3. Carefully add the melted chocolate to the batter and mix well.
    4. Add the zest of an orange and fold in the bits of glazed orange peel. Combine properly.
    5. Fill the prepared liners with enough muffin mixture.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes.

    Since these recipes use oats, fruits, and nuts, they make a healthy morning or evening snack for kids. Let them enjoy making and eating the delicious muffins. 

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