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Feather-Light Muffins Recipe

Feather-Light Muffins Recipe

Your family will likely gobble up these airy muffins, which won me a blue ribbon at our county fair! Pretty as well as tasty, their hint of spice will brighten breakfast, brunch or lunch for family or company. — Sonja Blow, Groveland, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening, sugar and egg. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll warm muffins in melted butter, then in sugar mixture. Serve warm. Yield: 8-10 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 307 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.