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Nutmeg Muffins

A pretty brown sugar topping adds a pleasant sweetness to these tender breakfast treats from Sharon Evans of Clear Lake, Iowa. "The nutmeg provides a nice change of pace from other muffins that are seasoned with cinnamon," she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups of flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup for topping. To the remaining crumb mixture, add the baking powder, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and remaining flour. Combine eggs and buttermilk; add to crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 204 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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