This is such a special blog in itsnajahrenee history because it is the FIRST recipe blog featured here on the site! I love food, but i'm not that passionate about cooking (sad, but true!). As a resource blog, I wanted to make sure I covered all aspects of homemaking for the everyday mama and bring people on to feature who can provide knowledge and insight that can be applicable to your life! I cannot say enough amazing things about Shae who is so awesome for creating and writing a recipe just for you! She is a rock star at making yummy meals for little tummys and I know you'll be saving this easy meal idea to make over and over again! Thank you Shae for joining us today and sharing your fun recipe with us!
My name is Shae and I’m so excited to be posting over here today from Watch Me Whip Blog. A quick intro about myself… I’ve been married for a little over 3 years to the love of my life and we live in hot, sunny Arizona. We have one fur baby, a son that is 16 months old and a baby girl on the way in about 5 months. Life is about to get real crazy, real quick, but we are so excited and can’t wait! One area that I’m truly passionate about is the kitchen. I believe that meals are what can help bring a family together—whether it’s after a long day at work, exhausting day of school or simply a time to have everyone together in one place, at one single time of the day. I love to focus on meals that are simple to make, but can satisfy anyone’s taste. I do this by either creating my own recipes or finding that perfect Pinterest-winning recipe so that you don’t have to go through all of the fails in order to find your new go-to meal.
Today’s dish that I’m going to be sharing is going to be your new favorite one-stop muffin recipe! What do I mean by one-stop? Well… it’s an amazing base recipe for muffins that can be altered by simply changing the mix-in ingredients so that you can have the exact flavor that you’d like. What I love about this recipe is that one batch of it can be made, but the numbers of possibilities for flavors that come out of the oven are endless! I did a lot of research over the past few weeks trying to decide what I believed were the best type of muffin. I personally wanted a muffin that was fluffy, not too dense, sweet and had the right amount of mix-ins (no one wants a muffin whose mix-ins overpower that muffin base deliciousness). After making 5 separate batches, the perfect batter was made. My husband even said, “Now this is a muffin!” My son also looooved eating them for breakfast this past week so that’s always a win in my book.
A Few Things To Remember…
1- You can always add more mix-ins or less depending on your personal preference.
2- Always coat your mix-ins in ½ tablespoon of flour so that they don’t sink to the bottom while being baked.
3-Mushy fruits, such as strawberries, will most likely need a bit more flour so they aren’t too watery.
4- Have fun experimenting!! This recipe makes 12 cupcake-sized muffins. Simply half it in order to make a smaller 6-muffin batch (it works PERFECTLY when halved) and mess around with it a bit. You can never go wrong with experimenting, because everyone’s taste buds to tend to like different things!
5- If there are too many muffins that you don’t think you’ll get to… FREEZE THEM! Our freezer is full of baked goods that I’ve made. Put them in a Ziploc bag and throw them in the freezer. Remove them individually (or the whole leftover bag) at least an hour before it is planned to eat them (or take them out the night before) and let them thaw. Microwave them in 15-20 second increments after that until desired temperature is reached.
I hope that you all enjoy them!
Until next time,