Sweet and savory muffins

Heather Disarro

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Over the past year, muffins, muffin tins and muffin cups have taken the food world by storm. They make the perfect portion size for kids and adults alike -- and the options for customization are endless. Whether sweet or savory, making these muffins is sure to make your family crave more!

bacon and chive corn muffins

Bacon and chive corn muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon, crisped and chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, minced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a muffin tin with muffin cups or spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the milk, egg and vegetable oil.
  3. Gently fold in the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and chili powder and mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in the bacon and chives until evenly distributed.
  5. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds of the way full of batter.
  6. Bake for 13-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving.

sweet orange muffins

Sweet orange muffins

Makes 12 large muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest from 3 large oranges

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a muffin pan with muffin cups or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, milk, eggs, sugar and vegetable oil.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Gently fold in the orange zest.
  5. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full of batter.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving.

Other tasty muffin recipes

Rhubarb walnut muffins
Cranberry oatmeal muffins
Chocolate zucchini muffins

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.