How about a warm muffin to perk up your cold morning? Many years ago our family frequently enjoyed these tasty muffins and I just found the recipe in our archives. I wanted to share it because I thought you might like it too!
Country Raisin Muffins (makes 10-12 muffins) adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
1 ½ c. whole wheat pastry flour (all purpose is ok too whole wheat is healthier)
½ c. organic evaporated cane juice/sugar
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1 Trevino Family Farm free range egg, beaten
½ c. sour cream
½ c. melted organic butter
2/3 c. Trevino Family Farm raisins
3 tbsp. melted organic butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
Combine all dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl combine egg, sour cream and ½ c. melted butter.
Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just to moisten. Batter should be thick. Fold in raisins.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans. Cool slightly. Dip tops of muffins in melted butter then in cinnamon sugar.
Serve with our favorite smoothie or orange slices and a cup of tea or glass of milk.
Kayla & Kyle's Favorite Strawberry Orange Smoothie
This recipe can be altered to include frozen or fresh berries (I prefer frozen because they are easier to keep around) and fresh or frozen orange juice (fresh is always best). You can use any type of milk or yogurt you like. I am always changing up recipes this way. It drives my friend CRAZY!!
If you substitute, the consistency may change but that’s ok. Play with the liquid and frozen ingredients until you get the consistency (and flavor) you like best!
Here’s our Original Version:
3 ½ c. ice cubes
¾ c. fresh strawberries
¾ c. milk
½ c. yogurt
1 ¼ tbsp. orange juice concentrate
1 ½ tbsp. honey
Kim’s Fresh Version:
4 c. frozen strawberries (about)
1/3 c. + 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed Trevino Family Farm orange juice
2/3 c. milk
½ c. yogurt
1 tbsp. honey
Put all ingredients in the blender. Whir and enjoy!