10 June 2011

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Sometimes you just need a sunny porch, a good sweet muffin, and a cuppa Joe. What more can I say? Norm, a Facebook friend, posted a link to a recipe for Snickerdoodle muffins the other day. I happened to read it mid-morning... just about coffeebreak time ... the rest is history.

I hope you, dear readers, are having a great day ... take time for a cuppa Joe and a sweet something! Life's too short to stress the entire day long!

Snickerdoodle Muffins


1 c. flour
½ c. whole wheat flour
1 c. old-fashioned oats
½ c. sugar
1 packet vanilla sugar (optional)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 c. whole milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
pinch nutmeg

Making the Muffins:

1. Preheat the oven to 400° F and line 15 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. In a small bowl, mix the 2 tbsp. sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of nutmeg with a fork. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, and sugar.

4. Melt the butter in a large measuring cup and whisk in the milk, vanilla, and beaten egg.

5. Add all at once and stir quickly into the dry mix. Don't overmix or the muffins will be tough.

6. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full and sprinkle some of the reserved sugar and spice mix on top of each.

7. Set the muffins aside for 10 minutes so that the oats soak up the moisture of the batter abit and so that the sugar topping soaks into the tops of the muffins.

8. Bake for 14 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes clean.

9. Serve warm with soft butter for dotting the muffins. Store in a tight container no longer than one day.


  1. Happy Friday Susan! I hope your weather there is as gorgeous as it is here. Sunny and 20C. A perfect day (I'm so happy I have the day off!). I love making something last minute like that. You see a recipe, you make it right away. Your muffins look perfect for front porch sittin'! Have a great day!

  2. Such truer words gave never been spoken.

  3. Oh, how lovely! I could really go for these!

  4. Delightful writing and delicious muffins, as usual! I think these might be just the thing for an afternoon snack for myself and the chickadees. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I adore your cup and plate... so my kinda thing!... your muffins aint bad either!

  6. Great idea to post a picture of the empty cup and crumbs. That says it all doesn't it? All that's left are crumbs. Yum!

  7. I LOVE MUFFINS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    also your picture is really pretty!!


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