Monday, January 10, 2011

Minute Muffins

Are you baking muffins but want instant gratification?  Or, do you have a little bit of muffin mix left after filling your muffin cups, and don't want to risk over-filling?

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)!