Vanilla Muffins

Vanilla has a reputation for being…safe.  It’s tasty, but you pretty much know what you’re going to get and it’s not too exciting.  So, you may not think so based on the name, but these are actually extremely versatile muffins.  The benefit of a very basic recipe is that you have the freedom to add and alter it any way you want.

Today I made basic vanilla muffins and added a little extra zing by pouring in some trail mix (Rainbow’s End trail mix from Trader Joe’s to be specific).  However, when you make these you don’t have to be confined to sticking to what I did.  You can add anything you want.

Here is the basic vanilla muffin recipe, have fun getting creative!

Preheat oven to 375 F

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup milk

1/4 cup butter (melted)

2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

I baked the muffins for 14 minutes.  Check them after ten minutes and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.  The baking time may vary depending on what you’ve added into the muffins.

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