I just couldn't say no to the adorable little schemer.
This is also a great activity to do with your kids. My 3-year old does all the scooping, mixing, and even cracks the eggs with a bit of help.
With older kids, like my 6-year old, it is a good opportunity to encourage her to read the recipe, understand the importance of cooking, and even throw a little math in there.
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2 cups flour
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup milk
¾ - 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1-2 cups mix-in of your choice (fresh/frozen/dried fruit, chocolate or other baking chips, and or nuts)
*For Banana Muffins use brown sugar instead of white, add ½ cup flour, and 3-mashed bananas
*For Maple Muffins replace half the sugar with maple syrup. I have also used raspberry syrups and molasses.
*For Oatmeal Muffins, reduce the flour by ½ cup. Add 1 cup rolled oats, and 1 tsp cinnamon
Heat oven to 425°
Line a 12-muffin tin with muffin liners or grease the pan
In bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and your mix-in
In a separate bowl mix butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla
Add wet mixture to the dry goods and fold until just combined
Spoon into muffin cups (for perfect portions use a 1 ½ - 2 ounce ice cream scooper
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.