Our family loves muffins. We bet yours does, too. We experiment with muffin recipes all the time, but this week, we’ve found a classic muffin recipe WINNER that we’ll be making a lot. What’s better for a quick yet nutritious breakfast or a delicious snack than a couple of tasty muffins and a cup of tea or cocoa?

Here’s the recipe for the muffins our family calls “the best.” You know, as in, “Can you make some of those muffins that were the best?” Sure. And so can you.

Ingredients:Texsa Pepper Jelly bottle of Rib Candy Apple Cinnamon sweet

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (you can use Truvia)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (Don’t leave it out!)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cinnamon Sweet Rib Candy
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (Don’t substitute butter or margarine!)
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup peeled, finely diced apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 400° F, and grease your muffin pans really well. You’ll need at least three pans for this recipe.

In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Your batter will be very lumpy, but be sure you’ve whisked all the sugar lumps away.

Fill each muffin cup half full.

Place pans in the oven and set your timer for 12 minutes. When the timer goes off, check for doneness with a toothpick; if done, remove from oven. If still a little sticky, let the muffins bake for another 3 minutes or so.

Reset the timer so you don’t forget about them…lesson learned!

Remove from oven. Step back. Your family will not be interested in giving them time to cool; they will start removing the muffins and eating them NOW. We like to spread butter on them, but some people like them plain. Although these muffins are by no means plain.