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Grandma's Honey Muffins Recipe

Grandma's Honey Muffins Recipe

I can remember my Grandma Wheeler making these delicious muffins—we'd eat them nice and warm, fresh from the oven! She was a "pinch of this" and "handful of that" kind of cook, so getting the ingredient amounts correct for the recipe was a challenge. Now it's a family treasure! —Darlis A. Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, butter and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
  • 3. Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Kim0827 User ID: 8763291 256565
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

"Good. A little bland at first but they get better with every bite. I too used the honey cinnamon butter recipe which definately bumped them up to 4 stars."

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teresafayes User ID: 6949896 255758
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"I tried this recipe for the first time this week, you should have seen how my husband's eyes lit up with the first bite. I believe this will be a favorite recipe which will be used often."

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Dina61 User ID: 7771381 255751
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"Very easy to make and moist with a hint of honey. We love large muffins for breakfast so I used a larger muffin pan and got 6. Great recipe"

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airuscopeland User ID: 6689655 255157
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"Felt temp was too hot. Adjusted time. Muffins were soft and moist."

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961leader User ID: 2930663 250451
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"Good but not great. Expected a stronger honey flavor which was not evident. I would make again... maybe."

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 250160
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2016

"These are very good. They are quick to put together and bake, perfect for breakfast with some fruit on the side."

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ashleeklemm User ID: 8876010 249162
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"We love this recipe and it has become family favorite. I preheat the oven to 400 but then drop it to 375 after I add the muffins. Other than that, I follow the recipe as written. I make them for breakfast at least once a week and there are never any leftovers. We eat them with butter and a little raw honey drizzled on top or with butter and jam. Just perfect. Thank you for sharing your Grandma's recipe!"

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Maroushka User ID: 7785748 248004
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"These muffins were a hit with my boys, easy to make, wish the recipe yielded more than 12, will have to make a double batch next time...;)"

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RLiberty User ID: 7169427 246869
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"These muffins tasted wonderful - we actually liked that they tasted a bit like corn muffins, but the texture was better. Loved the nice honey flavor. These muffins would go great with many types of meals."

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drgaither User ID: 3380154 246754
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"These are the most scrumptious muffins I have ever tasted. I make them twice a month at the very least. They are great with coffee and good with many dinner meals. I'm a honey lover and always have all the ingredients."

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nuhawthorne User ID: 3151067 246684
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"I've been making these since the recipe first appeared years ago and make them often. My family and friends fight for the last one each time they are served. Easy to substitute Splenda without sacrificing anything. I've also recently started to add fresh blueberries to the recipe and that makes them even more delicious. A perfect easy and quick recipe that goes with most meals."

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beckasdream User ID: 6777737 245378
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"I thought this was really good and had a nice light honey taste. The only thing is I'm not sure when or for what you would make these. Perhaps for a tea or a continental breakfast/brunch. It isn't really desert but also not something I would want with chili or soup (it is similar in taste to cornbread, but slightly sweeter and lighter/fluffier)."

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lake7093 User ID: 8500932 243926
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Absolutely wonderful. Tender and flaky and would go with any meal. blj618"

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Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 240279
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"I have made these a few times over the last couple of years. They are good, but I agree with another reviewer that they taste a bit like cornbread. They are also very sweet. I bake them at 375 because at 400 they get burnt in my oven."

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 236950
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Very moist and delicious! Great accompaniment to any meal!"

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kirbymo User ID: 2558742 234203
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Our whole family loved these muffins. I never have any leftovers!"

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Trickykitties User ID: 8553269 233758
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Not too impressed, the muffins taste kind of like cornbread"

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Halee2003 User ID: 7213920 231955
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I followed recipe they were like rubber . Will not make again"

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kimb0 User ID: 7108367 231818
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I really liked these! Unfortunately, the rest of the family didn't, so will likely reserve this recipe for company."

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ekprice User ID: 4632834 231772
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Tasted ok, had a good honey taste"

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wmaxfield User ID: 8253299 230825
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"We loved these. My husband never drinks milk with a meal but he did when he got to these. They brought a homey feeling and made us both feel like we were eating at grandma's house. I followed the recipe exactly except for adding a 1/4 of a teaspoon or so of cinnamon. Absolutely perfect. Thank you gor sharing such a wonderful recipe!"

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alfoa User ID: 2078080 225806
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"Very good. Tasted exactly as expected. Texture was fluffier and less dense than expected (haven't decided if that's good or bad). I disagree with the other reviews about the vanilla--I think it would ruin the taste."

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Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 224784
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"We loved these - a perfect recipe for a quick and homemade breakfast treat!"

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Brenda D User ID: 1438504 224758
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"I made several batches of these muffins over the weekend for our church's quarterly ladies' tea. They were good plain and with butter and raspberry jam. They are a simple-flavored muffin and pair well with lots of different drinks and foods. Definitely a good staple."

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stirringitup User ID: 6809908 224751
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"Perfectly sweet and perfectly delicious. This is one of those classic recipes that you turn to over and over when you want to nourish the people you love. Great with a cupa anything. Better baked in a greased muffin tin because they do tend to stick to the paper liners. Sure do love them - thanks so much for sharing your "honey" of a recipe."

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PHulton User ID: 8253070 224625
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"It doesn't get much easier to make and they taste and smell great - I just would like to find a way to alter this so there's less sugar. Is there a good substitute?"

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grama8 User ID: 6582863 215707
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"Made these to welcome new neighbors and had a couple left. Now I need to make more for us,! Really tasty with or without a little butter"

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loveyomama_76@hotmail.com User ID: 3421083 168579
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I liked these, but they were a little bland for the rest of the family. I think adding the vanilla is a great way to flavor them up a little. Great with morning coffee!"

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helencw0306 User ID: 2112085 148305
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"I made these to go with beef stew for dinner tonight and my boys and I really enjoyed them. They were a nice change from cornbread and would be good with many other meals."

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 101896
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"These muffins were delicious! I didn't change the recipe, but I could see how a touch of vanilla would sweeten these up. I may try that the next time!"

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lnzloo21 User ID: 7397105 168578
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"This is a great recipe! I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for a little extra sweetness. These muffins turned out so moist and delicious. They're wonderful for breakfast and they're great enough to eat plain. Will definitely be making them often!"

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Momma_Sue User ID: 6197556 101894
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"A delicious alternative to cornbread muffins, these bake up sweet and soft. I love this recipe and I've recommended it to family and friends. Excellent the next day (*IF* there happens to be any leftovers!) for breakfast with butter and jam. This will be a regular feature at our dinner table."

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parksville User ID: 1598935 67261
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"We didn't think this muffin recipe was anything special. Won't make again."

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ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 117622
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"nice honey flavor, texture is good, fast to bake up for breakfast"

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JCRx2 User ID: 6482699 162650
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"I thought this recipe turned out great! I wanted to try some with strawberries so I divided the batter and did half honey and the other half with strawberries. Both turned out really well. I also used the cinnamon/honey butter recipe and served it along side the muffins. Everyone LOVED them...moist, fluffy, and delicious. Thanks!"

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Devildancer User ID: 7058979 94584
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"I will not make these again. I found them very dry."

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elmcityquilter User ID: 2698453 208624
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Yuck! Very bland and disappointing! Read the reviews and expected more."

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quinnesec User ID: 1312868 208623
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"These were very good. Served them with homemade Cinnamon/Honey Butter. (1 stick softened butter, 3 Tbl. honey, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. salt)"

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ShannonLeigh86 User ID: 1009059 164607
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"So easy to put together with ingredients I already had on hand. Paired well with the Taste of Home sweet and Sour Meatloaf! Loved the flavor!"

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lifeisgrand User ID: 5862564 208622
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Tasty!"

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DorothyMcCown User ID: 3943983 117621
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"Deelicious!! Nice texture, also"

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ahhschucks User ID: 6443665 148314
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Bland my foot! Just enjoy the sweet flavor of the honey! Absolutely wonderful!"

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missdc User ID: 5915326 148309
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Absolutely wonderful.....split in half and use as shortcake...top with strawberries or peaches...great plain too !!!"

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CiCiB User ID: 2258133 162721
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I made these for Sunday dinner and they were wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much for sharing."

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kerly87 User ID: 244069 94577
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"I thought these sounded good so this morning I decided to make a batch for breakfast. The only thing I did different was I used Splenda instead of white sugar. They are AWESOME! Just a simple subtle honey taste. My husband and young daughter loved them. Thank you for sharing!"

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mizflip User ID: 5893621 162867
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Looking for something different instead of usual cornbread to serve with a meal, came across this - excellent - will make again for sure"

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Alisa Anne User ID: 4752560 168577
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"These were the simple muffins I've ever made! They were excellent straight out of the oven. They reminded us of the cornbread at Montana's. They were perfect with the chili we had for supper....more like a savory treat than a sweet one."

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clouda9 User ID: 6786643 162632
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"Made these yesterday with the addition of finely grated orange peel in the batter and dipped the tops into an orange juice/powdered sugar glaze. I think they would have been bland (see moogette's comment) without the orange and glaze boost."

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grandmaabbott@pacbell.net User ID: 5947940 148300
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"I made these muffins this morning and my husband and I both ate two right out of the oven. They are simply delicious! I did add about 1 tablespoon of grated fresh orange peel. It was enough to just give a hint of orange flavor. Next time I may add more orange peel. Lemon peel would also be good. Thank you for the recipe!"

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Jnn User ID: 5986511 162719
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Don't know why my blog had extra info in it. Here it is again: http://justputthepanonthetable.com/2013/04/25/much-ado-about-muffins/"

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Jnn User ID: 5986511 162631
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"A wonderful breakfast treat! Fragrant with honey - crispy outside and soft inside. Here's my blog post: http://justputthepanonthetable.com/2013/04/25/much-ado-about-muffins/#more-17077"

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moogette User ID: 6035701 148145
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"This recipe got such great reviews that I decided to make a batch immediately. I followed recipe exactly, they looked good coming out of the oven, but they struck my as rather bland. Not sure what I could add to kick up the flavor. Any suggestions?"

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dovecanyon User ID: 6559068 117620
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"These are simply excellent muffins, and so quick and easy. Not too sweet with a meal, and for breakfast or desert I whip up a little honey butter to sweeten them up. So good... For the holidays I added nuts and dried cranberries and they were perfect to replace the usual dinner rolls."

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Sharon9 User ID: 6809153 95359
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"I have used this recipe using oil in place of melted butter and chocolate chips in place of honey and they have been a hit in our home each time they have been made."

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dozer77 User ID: 5241414 94583
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"these were really good.So easy to make and so moist. I added chopped pecans just because we love nuts in our muffins.I added them to our favorite list."

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mslizzie User ID: 861910 101893
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"it sounds very tasty and I will be making in real soon"

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fredaevans User ID: 6360805 162865
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Even if you double this recpt. there will be no leftovers."

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csteve04 User ID: 3413037 148299
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"I made these with one addition, matcha (green tea powder). I added 1 Tbsp of matcha to the dry ingredients to make these green tea & honey muffins.I had to stop myself from eating the whole batch when they came out if the oven."

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Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 148298
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"I've been calling these fluffy slightly sweetened delights honey-cakes because they remind me more of a little cake than a muffin. Whatever you call choose to call them though, these are yummy and addictive!"

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Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 117619
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"I've been calling these fluffy, slightly sweetened delights honey-cakes because they remind me more of a little cake than a muffin. Whatever you choose to call them though, these are super yummy... and addictive!"

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ginger66 User ID: 2379798 148297
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"My son and I made these together and they are absolutely delicious. One of the simplest recipes for muffins that I have ever used. We are using them as dessert . We will be making these again."

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1275 User ID: 6324211 101891
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"So good! These muffins are so simple yet so great!! They are the perfect accompaniment to any meal and are so moist and not overly sweet. You do not even need extra butter! I will definitely be making these again- so yummy!!"

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TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 168576
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"An excellent, old fashioned, slightly sweet muffin with a delicate texture. These make a perfect accompaniment to a traditional style Sunday dinner with a roast."

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finalboss User ID: 4644582 117618
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I'm 8 months pregnant & NEEDED something sweet the other night. I'd been eyeing these muffins for a while in the ToH 2009 Holiday magazine for a while. They were quick & easy, which was a huge plus at a bit past midnight, and they came out AMAZING. My hubby tried to be strong & not eat anything so late, but caved after seeing my reaction. After one bite, we both fell in love. These are definitely a household favorite & will be made again many times. :D"

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jesskat3 User ID: 1291631 148279
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I used splenda and egg whites and they came out very delicious!"

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BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 95357
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"These were pretty good. Unfortunately, my brother didn't care much for them. I thought they were good though. They were sort of gooey on the inside, but they tested done. They had a nice buttery flavor. They made a bit more than a dozen muffins."

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BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 164605
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"These were pretty good. Unfortunately, my brother didn't care much for them. I thought they were good though. They were sort of gooey on the inside, but they tested done. They had a nice buttery flavor. They made a bit more than a dozen muffins."

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patriroqt User ID: 5833626 148239
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"great muffin, my family loved it! can be eaten plain or jazzed up. easy to make with on-hand ingredients. i would definitely make them again"

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sona2 User ID: 5907789 168555
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"very light, tasty"

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Noel User ID: 78496 164604
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"Simple and yummy."

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bkennedy User ID: 2039325 67259
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Delicious!"

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ctmom05 User ID: 981118 148237
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"awesome!"

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Spookykittycat User ID: 5593155 148144
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"This is the best muffin recipe. They always turn out just right, not too moist and soggy not too dry. I have even done 1 cup whole wheat flour with the 1 cup white and added some bran and they still turned out good and added raisins and spices. This is the best muffin recipe."

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cmwood923 User ID: 5325719 94582
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"These were super easy to make and delicious! I might add some pecans next time, but I will definitely make these again."

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Gypsy Rose User ID: 5237941 95354
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"I baked these for the Construction Crew I work with and they went over very well!!! Great Easy Recipe with a great taste!!!!"

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angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 94580
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"The ultimate muffin...perfectly tender and delicious! Might add pecans next time and see how it works as a honey-nut muffin."

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missymagoo12 User ID: 4702639 168549
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"this is so awesome recipe. i find my self coming home from work late nite and making them to eat. sue"

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lsanders31 User ID: 4454276 148143
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"These were really delicious, light and fluffy...Will most certainly make again. Topped the muffin with slivered almonds"

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wabbitworld@yahoo.com User ID: 702305 162862
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Really good muffins. Not too sweet or too bland, just perfect. They slightly remind me of cornbread, but are so light and fluffy that they really can't compare. Definitely going to be a family favorite!"

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rstiverku User ID: 4376164 148132
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"These are great and so easy to make. My family really liked them. I liked them warm with a little butter and honey drizzled on them. Great recipe!"

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rharkless User ID: 1200027 75692
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009

"These are yummy! My daughter can't get enough."

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beksand User ID: 2556544 95349
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"These are wonderful!"

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