So I was sitting in my car, waiting to go on the air, listening to my favorite radio station. There was a commercial I had never heard before. It was about the “Muffin Man” who was going to make all their pain go away. “The Muffin Man” was going to be at various local businesses, on different days, providing muffins to ease all of your aches and pains. Said muffins could be picked up at a local store.
To be honest, I was a little confused. Was the Muffin Man a real person? Was it a local person providing muffins? Or was it some sort of PSA to make sure we ate healthy and took care of ourselves? I wasn’t sure. I’m happy to say that today, I found out. I learned quite a lot, actually.
With a little investigating of Facebook, I was able to track down the Muffin Man. So I asked him a few questions about his business. And I learned that he is indeed a real person. He is a local business owner in our area, who bakes delicious muffins. He gives some away to local people, and others, he sells at local businesses. He’s even going to start a subscription service!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line muffin tins with paper liners.
Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Fold in blueberries, pecans, cranberries and chocolate chips (if using).
Divide batter evenly among muffin tins.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool in tins for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.