I can never seem to get out of bed with enough time to make breakfast. My solution is to make these muffins ahead of time and pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds just before heading out the door. —Sara Sanders, Fountain City, Indiana
After trying dozens of bran muffin recipes, I developed this one myself, and have used it again and again! These muffins are easy to make and convenient, since you can prepare the batter days ahead of time.
When we're expecting company, I pour the prepared batter into tins and have hot muffins ready by the time the coffee's perked.
It's rhubarb time! Evelyn Winchester of Hilton, New York has a sweet way to put this spring crop to use—her moist muffin recipe. "I had several rhubarb plants on our farm in Iowa," Evelyn explains. "Even though I moved east to be closer to my children and grandchildren, I still make these muffins. I even won a ribbon with them at the 4-H bake sale here."
My husband and I like to entertain at breakfast, and we're always looking for new recipes. So I was thrilled when my daughter shared this butterhorn recipe with me. They're so rich, light and easy to make.
Because my family loves muffins, I'm always on the lookout for new variations. When I tried these nutritional muffins the first time, they were really a hit and became a favorite addition to our big family meals.
Bold autumn flavors of sweet potatoes, cranberries and cinnamon give seasonal appeal to these golden muffins. I recommended them for a change-of-pace treat with a meal, packed into a lunch box or as a snack.
—Diane Musil, Lyons, Illinois
I've had this recipe since my college days, when it was served in one of my foods classes. These tempting, light lemony muffins go well at a luncheon with chicken salad. Even our two middle-school-aged children love to munch on them.
-Mary-Lynne Mason, Janesville, Wisconsin
When she was a teenager, Patricia VanWyk of Newton, Iowa adapted this recipe from a cookbook. "Since we didn't have the caraway seeds called for in the original recipe, I substituted poppy seeds," she explains. "We liked the savory cheese-topped muffins so well I still make them this way."
Whether your family prefers sweet or savory muffins, you can satisfy them with this versatile muffin mix. Included are directions to prepare plain, cheddar and cinnamon-raisin muffins. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona