Pots and Pans – Norma’s Muffins in Red, White and Blue

Let’s keep our patriotic spirit going all weekend-long! 🙂

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Years ago, many, many years ago, when I was a new bride, my cousin Norma hand-copied dozens of her favorite recipes and put them in a binder as a wedding gift. I have cooked up many of these recipes, but my all-time favorite remains her muffin recipe. It is a very basic recipe that makes about 18 muffins. I have added all kinds of fruits and without fail the muffins turn out. Once in a while, when I am feeling in the need of cooking even healthier, I will use half wheat flour in place of the white. These muffins are good for using the harder strawberries the supermarkets often sell at a great price. The berries soften and the flavor is intensified when they bake. I’ve included Norma’s recipe at the  bottom of the post. Happy Baking!

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Tempting Tip: Always slice a muffin vertically rather than horizontally. That way you get a bit of the muffin top in every bite. Delish! These muffins taste even better when lightly toasted and buttered.

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Norma’s Muffins   (I think I have shared these in a previous post but the recipe is worth repeating)

3 Cups flour ( you can substitute half wheat flour, makes a heartier tasting muffin)

1 Cup sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 beaten eggs

1 Cup milk ( can be 2%)

1/2 Cup salad oil

Mix all ingredients together. Do not over-mix. (causes toughness) The batter will be a bit lumpy. Bake at 400 degrees for twenty minutes. Makes about 18 muffins. The recipe can also easily be halved or doubled.

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