My Mom has this great tradition. I think she probably started it while I was in high school -- everybody was busy and getting home at different times on weeknights, so family meals weren't maybe as common as they used to be.
On lazy Sunday mornings, though, to rustle everyone out of bed in time for church, she started making muffins. Pumpkin muffns, chocolate muffins, apple muffins. . .Yum!
It's a tradition I've carried on sometimes with roommates. And why not? It's so easy! For time, effort, and foolproof results it's hard to beat muffins.
Why don't you try it out?
Adapted from the "Spiced Fruit Muffins" in Mostly Muffins
- 1 C all-purpose flour
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 1/3 C sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking owder
- 1 Tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp. salt
- 1/4 Tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 Tsp. allspice
- 1 egg
- 1 C almond or coconut Milk
- 1/3 C sunflower oil
- 1 C raisins and dried cranberries (I thought of tossing in some apricots, too; maybe next time)
- Stir the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, blend the wet ingredients, then add to the dry, stirring just till evenly moist. Fold in the dried fruit -- careful not to over mix!
- Fill 12 muffin cups generously and bake at 375F for 18 minutes or until a pick comes clean.
What's your favorite breakfast ritual?