The morning after…

The morning after a holiday is always a bit of a let down.  You wait expectantly for the big day and then as quickly as it came, it’s gone.   I think the day after needs a little something to make things special.  These Maple Sugar Muffins should do that quite nicely.   The gooey, spicy, sweetness should wake up anyone’s morning and cheer up a gloomy mood any day.

Maple Sugar Muffins

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

  •  1 3/4 c self-rising cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 c white sugar
  • 1 c maple flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 3/4 c milk

For the topping:

  • 1/3 c crushed maple flakes
  • 3/4 c white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c melted butter 
Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Spray a muffin tin with cooking oil.  Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour, cinnamon, sugar and maple flakes together. 
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl. 
  • Add the oil and milk to the egg.  
  •  Add the wet ingredients to the dry.  Mix until everything is combined. 
  • Spoon the mix into the muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.  
  • While the muffins are baking mix the crushed maple flakes, white sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.  Melt the butter just before the muffins are finished.
  • While the muffins are still hot, dip the muffins into the melted butter and then in the maple sugar mixture.
  • Enjoy!

Extra Information:

  • These are a seriously tasty breakfast when you have company.  Just add some cut cheddar and a few grapes and you’ve got a delicious, quick meal that people can grab at their leisure.  

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10 responses to “The morning after…

  1. what are maple flakes ?

  2. Looks great ! Do you deliver?

  3. I’m sure your grandparents are great folks but I was thinking about me!

  4. okay, so I only have regular cake flour. Any idea how i make it ‘self-rising’?

    • I believe if you add 1 1/2 tsp baking power and 1/2 tsp salt it should work! I hope this helps. 🙂

      • Melissa Dean

        Yup–worked beautifully. My husband ate two last night after he got home from Softball. They’re wonderfully light and just the right sweetness. I’m trying to ignore the plate of them on my counter right now!!

      • I’m so glad they worked and that you enjoyed them!

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