So, my sweet husband posted for me yesterday so that I wouldn’t have a missed day. I love him. 🙂 The picture he posted was of my choice of sweet last week when he took me out for my birthday dinner.
Well, tonight I decided to bake something for Jeremy for Valentine’s Day, and I wanted something that he’d be able to take with him when he is traveling this weekend. So, I found a set of silicone mini muffin cups and a recipe that I have to say turned out pretty good!! Sorry I don’t have pictures of the muffins, but they did turn out quite nice and cute!!
I’m sharing the recipe with you here (in case you need a last minute gift for probably just about ANY guy!) but I found the original recipe HERE at Food.com.
Enjoy! Let me know what sweet treats your whipping up this week in the comments below!
Time: about 30/40 minutes
Servings: around 35 mini muffins
Oven Temp: set to 400° F or 200° C
2 cups flour
a handful or two of crumbled bacon (the recipe calls for 8 slices, but we use the pre-cooked, pre-crumbled salad bacon)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk (I used soy!)
1/2 cup oil
2/3 cup maple syrup (we don’t have maple syrup in Turkey, but I generally make syrup for pancakes by boiling together 1 c. white sugar, 1 c. brown sugar, and 1 c. water – and that worked great!!)
Now, here’s the tricky part. Mix together the dry ingredients (above the line) in one bowl. Mix the wet ingredients (below the line) in a second bowl. Mix the dry and the wet ingredients until the mixture is just moistened. Spoon into muffin cups (about 2/3 of the way full.) Because I was using the mini muffin cups, I set the timer for 10 minutes with 24 in, and then added 5 – so 15 minutes total. The second batch was only about 10 or so, so they only needed around 11 minutes. Just start with 10 minutes and keep an eye on them. A toothpick should come out clean when they are done.
Then . . . be careful, because the mini muffins are far too easy to just pop in your mouth, and before you know it 2 . . . or 6 are gone!!
Let me know what you think about this recipe!! It was definitely a hit for the both of us (I had to have one . . . or two to make sure they were worth giving!!)
Happy Valentine’s Eve!!