- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine milk, butter, syrup, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. For topping, combine flour, sugar, nuts and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
Bake 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
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: 16 muffins.
Reviews for Morning Maple Muffins
"Dry and lacking flavor, could barely taste any maple; would not make again."
"These are terrific and a great base to create so many different variations! I decided to add 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 3/4 cups of oats and 3/4 cups pumpkin. I also omitted the topping. Let me just say, they came out amazing! My boys loved them! Next time, I'll probably add a bit more maple syrup and chia seeds. So glad I found this recipe!"
"A nice and easy muffin recipes that taste kind of like a doughnut. I know my grandchildren will love these, but there wasn't a big "wow" factor for me."
"I was very excited about these but when I started to mix the dry and wet together it looked very firm... (I am starting to think I may have forgot to add the milk?) I also had to use yogurt as I had no sour cream.. they turned out ok but not big at all and kind of uncooked in the middle? They are still good and my kids are not picky at all so will still eat them! I will try them again with sour cream and make sure I add the milk...)"
"I found this recipe in my copy of Taste of Home's Bread Bonanza Cookbook Vol. 6 2003 and make them often in the fall and winter months. Delicious!"
"Very good!I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier. In this recipe I used equal parts whole wheat, all purpose, and whole grain barley flour, and added a bit of wheat germ. I reduced the butter to 1/4 cup and used 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt (subbed for sour cream) for the muffin, and added maple flavouring after reading other reviews. For the topping I swapped out white sugar for brown. I got 18 medium sized muffins.The result is a delicious and tender muffin which is easy to prepare. With the changes I made I would say this is a very versatile muffin recipe and I am sure I will make it again."
"These muffins are some of the best I've ever had. They really do taste like pancakes. My son and husband loved them! Instead of making 16 muffins as the recipe calls for, I made 8 jumbo muffins by filling 8 muffin cups to the brim with batter (a trick I learned from a baking blog I follow). They were big and beautiful, like something you'd see in a bakery window! Made the house smell wonderful! I did not add butter to the topping as I already had a sugar/cinnamon mixture on hand, and was pressed for time. I did throw some chopped walnuts into the sugar mix. Wonderful recipe ... delicious!"
"These muffins were a huge hit with my family. They were so full of maple walnut flavor, were moist and delicious. They made the whole house smell good. I did substitute the butter with coconut oil which added a subtle coconut flavor, and the vanilla extract with maple extract. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Will be making these often!"