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Friday, October 28, 2011

Poor Man's Muffins



Early on in our lives, we often find ourselves pinching pennies to make ends meet. Saving up for baby, your first home, etc. leave very little left over at the end of the pay week. This recipe was a mainstay in those times as a great alternative to a pantry low in bread.

This is a great muffin, plain and simple that can be added to and jazzed up as you see fit. Try it with a variety of different things added to it, a simple and tasty treat. Adding sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and various fruits makes it a great breakfast muffin.

For a savory muffin, add sharp cheese, Parmesan cheese, chopped Jalapeno and red pepper flakes make it a wonderful muffin to serve with chili and other spicy Tex/Mex style dishes. This recipe is the basic foundation, and you are only limited by your imagination for where to go with it.

Things You'll Need:

1 cup of milk
2 1/2 tbsp. sugar
4 1/2 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise
2 cups self rising flour

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While oven is preheating go ahead and lightly grease your muffin pans, using butter, Crisco, or baking spray. I personally like Butter Flavored Crisco but use whatever you have handy because that is the basis of what this recipe is all about.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl combine milk, and flour. Add Mayonnaise and mix well with an electric mixer. You can also stir this vigorously by hand if you're a really "poor man" lol.

Step 3

Add sugar last and mix batter one final time. Pour mix into your muffin pan and bake from 10 to 12 minutes, longer if necessary. Keep an eye on them every few minutes until they are golden brown. These muffins are ideal for breakfast in the morning and taste great with your favorite jam.
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