These basic muffins from the National Honey Board become extraordinary with the addition of honey and orange juice. The moist morsels are terrific for breakfast or snacking.—National Honey Board, Mary R Humann, Longmont, Colorado
Tangy barbecue sauce, fluffy biscuits and cheddar cheese combine to make these hearty muffins. Try them with ground turkey or other shredded cheeses to vary the flavor. —Karen Kenney, Harvard, Illinois
I combined a favorite yellow cake recipe with a muffin recipe to come up with this light, sweet muffin when we first opened the restaurant in 1980. At that time, we were the only ones int he area who served muffins. Now many restaurants feature homemade muffins, but somehow my blueberry variety has always remained a favorite with our guests.—Bonnie Ebenhoeh, Heritage House, Chesaning, Michigan
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan's Geraldine Grisdale showcases her state's fine peach crop in these novel muffins. "They make pretty individual servings for breakfast, a snack or even dessert," comments Geraldine.
I teach quick-bread making for 4-H, and I'm always on the lookout for good new recipes. My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me for a slightly different kind of muffin. With apples and coconut, they are moist, chewy and tasty.
-Gloria Kaufmann, Orrville, Ohio
Peggy Reed of Vergennes, Vermont says her granddaughter Kelsey has always loved cooking. At age 4, Kelsey entered Bran Muffins in a baking contest. “The recipe Kelsey used is great for kids. The ingredients are measured in whole amounts,” Peggy explains. “It makes a lot of batter, but it can be stored in the refrigerator so the muffins can be made in batches.” By the way, Peggy also entered muffins in the contest, competing against Kelsey. Kelsey won the blue ribbon and Grandma came in second place!
We've been making these muffins daily since we opened back in 1987. The recipe is a combination of our favorites from home. We bake at least 30 dozen muffins for the shop every morning.—Anne Maher, Rockland, Maine