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Strawberry Muffins

This is our favorite muffin recipe!  My kids love these muffins and when they were little they wanted a name for them that better described their deliciousness.  They came up with Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Muffins. That was a little too hard to say, especially with a mouth full of muffin, so they shortened the name to Mouthful Muffins. 

The recipe's real name is Mix-N-Match Quick Bread and is from my 1999 copy of Frozen Assets by Deborah Taylor-Hough. It is a basic quick bread/muffin recipe with several mix-in options for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit and nuts.  I have made versions of these muffins for years (decades) and have never had a bad combination.  For this recipe I added 2 cups of fresh chopped strawberries. 

Each muffins is 7 WW SP on the Purple Plan.


(This is what pages of a cookbook look like when you have made a recipe hundreds of times!)

MIX-N-MATCH QUICK BREAD
Recipe by Deborah Taylor-Hough, from Frozen Assets  
(Makes two loaves or 24 muffins)

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups Mix-n-Match (see below)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts or seeds (your choice)
Mix-n-Match (one or more of the following to equal 2 cups)

Apples, grated or chopped
Applesauce
Apricots, chopped
Bananas, mashed or chopped
Berries
Carrots, cooked and mashed or grated
Cherries, pitted and chopped
Coconut, grated
Cranberries, dry or raw, chopped
Dates or figs, pitted and finely chopped
Lemon, 1/2 cup juice
Marmalade (omit 1 cup sugar)
Oranges, chopped
Orange juice, 1/2 cup juice
Peaches, fresh or canned, chopped
Pears, fresh or canned, chopped
Pineapple, crushed and well-drained
Prunes, chopped
Pumpkin, canned
Raisins
Rhubarb, finely chopped (add 1/2 cup more sugar)
Strawberries, well-drained
Sweet Potatoes or Yams, cooked and mashed, or grated
Zucchini, grated and well-drained 

DIRECTIONS:

Sift together dry ingredients.
In separate bowl, beat eggs; add oil and sugar; cream together.
Stir in vanilla and your choice of Mix-n-Match.
Add dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in nuts.
Spoon into 2 well-greased loaf pans.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
For Muffins:

Spoon batter into muffin tins.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Tasty MIX-N-MATCH combinations:

Carrot-Raisin-Walnut
Pumpkin-Raisin-Sunflower seeds
Apple-Cranberry-Walnut
Cranberry-Orange-Walnut


You can find other muffins I have made here.

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