Sunny Morning Treats

by vocal_pen

Doctor's agree, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what of the days when you just want something quick and filling?

A warm and delicious muffin can do the trick. For you and/or your family a light continental breakfast, featuring a warm muffin or some other delicious pastry with some juice or coffee, will often times get your day going better than a large breakfast;
These delicious treats can be made and enjoyed on a quiet relaxed weekend. Or perhaps you decide to freeze some for that morning when you wake and don't have time for breakfast.
Whether made fresh that day or warmed from frozen in a microwave, a delicious muffin can brighten any day.
Who says you need to have a heavy breakfast?

Skip The Bowl of Cereal

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 This may be more of a dessert; However for a holiday brunch i I think this would make a nice treat.

What's your favorite Way to start the Day

Everyday Muffin Batter

Makes 10-12 muffins. 

14oz  all-purpose flour 
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
1oz    baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
1 large whole egg 
6oz    milk 
1/3 cup vegetable oil 

Combine dry ingredients well - flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Mix wet ingredients - egg, milk and oil then add to dry ingredients.

Stir until just moistened. Do not over mix. {hand mixing recommended}

Grease or line muffin tins with paper baking cups.

Fill each about 2/3 full.

Bake at 400 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes. 


For Other flavors:

Add 1oz fruit for -  fruit flavored muffins (blueberry)

Add 1oz chocolate chips for  chocolate chip muffins

There are many uses and modifications for muffin batter... Feel free to play around and see which your family likes best, and Drop us a Line

A Sunrise Sandwich Completes Me

a quick breakfast meal

Monte Christo Sandwiches1. Start with 2 slices of Bread. or split an English Muffin

2. Two Eggs fried or scrambled as you like. or 1 Microwave Egg Patty

3. One Breakfast meat. I would say sausage but ham does just fine

4. Cheese (2)slices. what sandwich isn't better with cheese

5. you'll need (1)sautee pan or skillet. only if you want to toast things up a bit.


For beginners I'll say toasted is best but not necessary.

All you need to make this beauty Traditionally is the bread cheese and meat but add in a little egg and watch this treat soar. I guarantee the kids will love it and so will you.

the Complete Breakfast Muffin

the Complete Breakfast Muffin

For a little extra time, You can Grab and Go

Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 45 min
Ingredients for 12 servings
1 3/4 cups AP Flour  • 1/3 cup Rye Flour  • 2 tsp Baking Powder  • 1/4 tsp Salt  • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar  • 1/3 cup smoked Ham -- finely chopped  • 1/2 cup Swiss Cheese -- shredded  • 1 lg Egg -- lightly beaten  • 1 cup Milk  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil  • 3/4 tsp Spicy Brown Mustard  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce  • 1 or 2 drops Tabasco sauce

Preheat Oven 400 degrees

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl;
Stir in ham and cheese.
Make a well in center of mixture.
Combine egg and next 5 ingredients
Add wet mix to dry ingredients stirring just until moistened.
Spoon into greased muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 degrees for 22-25 min.
Remove from pans and serve immediately.

Yield: 1 dozen muffins.
Note: recipe also works well with - 1/3 cup cooked bacon chopped - instead of ham

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Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)

Muffin so Sweet

Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Muffins

First the Mix:

  1. 1 3/4 cp flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp  nutmeg
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/3 cp oil
  7. 3/4 cp sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 3/4 cp milk

 Then the Coating: 

  1. 1/4 -1/2 cp butter, melted
  2. 1/3 cp sugar
  3. 1 Tbsp  cinnamon

 Some Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. 
  • As the muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Shake muffins out of the muffin tin while the muffins are still hot.
  • Dip muffins in the melted butter and then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool.



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Simple Bran Muffins

Simple Bran Muffins

Prep time 12 min  -  Total time 30 min  -  126 cal/serv
Ingredients for 60 servings
Bread Flour 2-1/3 lbs  • Baking Powder 2-1/2 oz  • Sugar 1 lb  • Milk Powder 2oz  • Salt 1oz  • Butter/ or Shortening 8oz  • Molasses 6oz  • Cinnamon 1tsp  • Eggs, whole 3 each  • Water 1Qt  • Bran Flour 4oz  • Raisins 1lb

Sift together dry ingredients - bread flour/ baking powder
Using Creaming Method, combine all the ingredients except the raisins and bran flour.
mix in the bran flour and raisins.
Scale batter into greased tins.
Bake at 400degrees until done.
Remove from pans & serve warm or at room temp.

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Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)

How about a Chocolate Chipper Muffins

Blueberry Muffinspreheat oven 375 degrees

mise en place:


4oz Butter
2 Eggs
1 pound Flour
.5 Tsp Salt
10oz Sugar
4oz Milk
2 Tsp Baking powder
8oz semisweet chocolate chips

mixing - alternating creaming method

On slow speed, cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.

Sift dry ingredients and add alternating with milk.

fold in 8oz of chocolate chips,to finish.

Fill muffin cups high and sprinkle with coarse sugar(optional).

Bake @375 degrees

for 25-30 minutes.

Remove from pan carefully.



Warm Pralines n Cream Muffins

Warm Pralines n Cream Muffins

Prep time 18 min  -  Total time 22 min  -  220 cal/serv
Ingredients for 12 servings
1/2 cp Brown sugar, firmly packed  • 1/3 cp Margarine or butter  • -- softened  • 2/3 cp Milk  • 1 each Egg  • 1 tsp Maple or vanilla extract  • 1 cp Quaker Oats, uncooked  • -- (quick or old-fashioned)  • 1/2 cp All-purpose flour  • 1/3 cp Whole wheat flour  • 1 tbsp Baking powder  • 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)  • 3/4 cp Chopped pecans -- divided

Mix - Creaming Method

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups or lightly grease bottoms only.

Combine brown sugar, margarine and cream cheese until soft.
Incorporate milk, egg and maple extract; mix well.

Add combined dry ingredients and 1/2 cup pecans.

Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Let muffins stand a few minutes; remove from pan.
Serve warm.

Muffins may also be frozen -
To freeze muffins: Wrap securely or seal in zip-lock containers label and freeze.

To reheat muffins: Unwrap; microwave at HIGH about 30
seconds per muffin. (depending on microwave time may vary)

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Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)
Triple Chocolate Muffins

Triple Chocolate Muffins

Prep time 15 min  -  Total time 35 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
1 stick (1/2 cp) Margarine or Butter  • 3 oz Unsweetened or Bittersweet chocolate  • 2 1/4 cp Flour  • 1 tsp Baking soda  • 1/4 tsp Salt  • 1 cp Buttermilk  • 1 cp Sugar  • 2 each Eggs  • 1 tsp Vanilla  • 6 oz Milk chocolate chips  • 6 oz Semi sweet chocolate chips  • 1 cp Toasted walnuts, chopped

Slowly melt butter and unsweetened chocolate.

Meanwhile blend sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Beat until smooth. Sift flour, salt and baking soda together.
Add to egg mixture to chocolate mixture and blend well.
Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Fold in choclate chips. Grease muffin tins well.
Fill each cup 2/3 full with batter.

Bake at 375 deg for 20 to 25 minutes.
These tend to be habit forming when served with cold milk.

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Recipe  4.3/5 Stars (3 Votes)

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Deep Dish Beakfast Cookies

Deep Dish Beakfast Cookies

A Wonderful Addition to Breakfast courtesy

Prep time 35 min  -  Total time 55 min
Ingredients for 12 servings
• 1 small super ripe banana  • • 1/4 CPunsweetened apple sauce  • • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon  • • 1 Tsp vanilla extract  • • 1/2 Cp quick cooking gluten free oats  • • 1 Tbsp walnut halves and pieces  • • 2 Tbsp raisins; Chocolate Chips may Be substituted

Grease and Line 12 muffin cups - set aside or if you prefer you can use small casserole dish (9x12)

For topping: (optional)
maple syrup and more fruit/nuts for topping

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mash banana, and mix with apple sauce, cinnamon, and vanilla until combined.
3. Add in oats, and mix.
4. Finish with walnut pieces and raisins and lightly stir.
5. Spray a small baking dish or ramekin with non-stick spray.
6. Pour batter into ramekin or casserole dish, making sure to press down with a spoon so it's tightly packed.
7. Bake for 30 minutes; (I recommend 20 minutes on the bottom rack, and the last 10 minutes on the top rack)
8. Remove from oven, and either eat straight out of dish, or allow to cool for 10 minutes before using a knife to cut around edges and flip over so the deep dish cookie falls out.
9. Top with maple syrup or fruit if you like.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (2 Votes)

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Whether your into breakfast or just a light quick snack, a warm muffin is as good a way to brighten the day and tide the hunger until meal time. Although too many might not be so good on the ole waistline.


Updated: 03/02/2013, vocal_pen
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HollieT on 03/29/2013

Wow, feel spoilt for choice after reading this lovely page. However, the warm pralines n cream sauce is one recipe which I definitely have to try.

james on 04/29/2012

the doughnut muffins are simply heaven

katiem2 on 04/22/2012

What a great idea, I need fresh new ideas to keep my kids interested in breakfast every morning. These muffins will do the trick. Thanks

vocal_pen on 04/17/2012

the chocolate ones are quite a treat. thanks for the visit and Happy Baking

Donna_Cosmato on 04/17/2012

Oh, yummy! I'll bet a couple of chocolate muffins for breakfast will give me some points in the mommy and wife of the year competitions:) This is a must try recipe for me!

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