Monday, January 10, 2011
You're in luck! There is a simple thing that you can do to have a muffin in a minute:
Grease a standard microwave-safe mug. Put 1/4 cup (estimated) muffin mix in the mug. Microwave for 1 minute. You can use a toothpick or skewer to test, but do NOT over cook. Scratch made muffins are typically light and airy, so 1 minute is plenty of time for most standard microwaves.
Use your skewer or a small knife to skim around the muffin (which should have pulled away from the sides of the mug if you greased it). Dump it out onto a plate. Eat while warm!
Now don't expect a pretty top, browned and crispy, like oven-baked muffins. This is purely for instant gratification! This is fantastic if your kids are pulling on your pant legs begging for a snack and/or you don't have time for them to wait!
I have a craft to share soon, inspired by the wintry weather and clearance sales after Christmas! It was a great activity for the kids (and I enjoyed doing it, too)!