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CHEESY MUFFINS

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About 12 muffins or 2 to 2 ½ dozen mini muffins

 

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • ¼ cup sugar or the equivalent of ¼ cup sugar in granulated sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg or the equivalent of 1 egg in egg substitute, IE, Egg Beaters
  • 1 cup milk or reduced-fat or skim milk
  • ¼ cup cooking oil (corn or canola or safflower oil)
  • ½ to 2/3 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar or Monterey Jack other desired cheese or cheese-blend of choice
  • ½ cup minced peeled onion or green onion (include some green tops) (optional)

 

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.  Make a "well"/hole in the center of the mixture.

In a 2-cup measure, combine the egg, milk, and oil, blending well.  Add egg mixture to dry ingredients all at once, mixing with a fork or spoon (but do not beat).  The batter will contain some lumps.  (Over-mixing causes tunnels in the muffins.)  Fold in cheese and onion or green onion, if desired, mixing gently.

Spoon batter into 2 to 2 ½ -inch diameter or miniature muffin cups lightly coated with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray, filling each about two-thirds full.  Bake in a preheated hot oven (400 degrees F.) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and done.  Serve hot or at room temperature.  May store in an airtight container in a cool place.  Muffins may also be wrapped in heavy-duty aluminum foil or placed in plastic freezer bags and frozen.

Variations: Add about ½ cup crumbled crisp-cooked bacon to batter with the cheese and onion.

Add ½ cup well drained crushed canned pineapple-in-its-own juice to batter with cheese.  May omit onion, if desired.               

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