Maureen's Anything-Goes Muffins

I have baked these muffins, frequently, since 1964. Every batch tastes different because half a cup of almost anything can be added to the batter. I have added raisins, cherries, dates, nuts, coconut, apricots, and homemade mincemeat - not all at once, of course.  

Preheat oven to 400°F

Dry Ingredients:

1½ cups of flour

3 teaspoons of baking powder

¼ cup of granulated sugar

½ teaspoon of salt

Wet Ingredients: 

1 egg beaten, until foamy

1 cup of milk

4 tablespoons melted shortening

½ cup of anything, because anything goes. See below for ideas.

Maraschino cherries and walnuts, chopped together, make a tasty muffin. Feel free to use up the last few raisins, dates, dried apricots, or cranberries in your pantry, because anything goes. Half a cup of homemade mincemeat is also delicious (see Prairies North magazine, Winter Issue, 2019.) 


Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, but don’t overmix. 

Fill 12 greased muffin tins to 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes at 400°F.





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