Monday, October 28, 2013

Cinnamon Spice Muffins



Hello everyone, now its no secret in my house breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  However I know in some house holds it's more of an after thought.  Most people are rushing out the door and consider the morning a complete success if they can manage a drinkable yogurt on the way to dropping kids off at daycare and getting to work.  That used to me.  When I first started out with this parenting business I was a single working mom.  Never slowed down, never had time to slow down.  I didn't like missing all that time from my daughter but it paid the bills and with just her and I we were going to make it work.  I was determined to make it work, and I lived for my days off.  Most cases my days off were not weekends but some random day through the week.  On those days I kept my daughter home with me because I missed her through my work week.  It was on those days I did the bulk of my cooking and its where I came up with this recipe.  I wasn't the best cook back then but these muffins were awesome and practical for my busy lifestyle.  Since then a lot has changed in my life, but these muffins are still a hit today.  I hope you enjoy them as much as my daughter and myself did and now my family does.

Ingredients:

2 cups of prepared pancake mix ( yes you read that right) 
1 egg
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 pinch of all spice
1 pinch of ginger
1/4 cup of butter (melted)


Topping:

2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of melted butter

Instructions:

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and with non stick cooking spray, spray the muffin tin wells.
In a medium sized mixing bowl mix butter and sugar together.  Add in the egg, and vanilla.  Mix until combined.  Add in the pancake mix and spices.  Mix all together and spoon into a muffin tin.  Bake for about 15 minutes.  While the muffins are cooking go ahead and melt the butter for the topping.  In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar.  When the muffins are out of the oven and still hot drizzle the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar.  Let cool for about 2-3 minutes or devour while still hot the choice is yours.  
Here is what they look like when are you ready to serve them:




Have a great day everyone!   Heather

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