Since I named my blog Recipes for happiness, I might as well actually post a recipe, right? I came across a muffin recipe when I was planning my freezer/bulk cooking that I thought I'd try. Well, I did and since then I've made it a few more times and even treied it in different varieties. The original recipe is for peach muffins, so far I've made peach, blueberry and chocolate chip. They were all good!
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches (I used frozen)
The batter is really thick, but they come out moist...I think the sour cream is the reason. I did add a splash of milk when I made the chocolate chip ones since the fruit in the others added moisture, those seemed to need something.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in peaches and pecans. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.
My oven cooks a little hot so I cooked mine 20 minutes at 380 degrees.
Next I'm going to try either apple cinnamon or cranberry orange, I can't decide.