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You can probably go wrong as easily as right with this recipe, depending on what combination you pick. My favorite variant is the peanut butter-banana muffin, and here's what I used last time [warning! adaptations ahead!]: 1 cup cake flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup mashed banana 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup peanut butter 2 Tbs canola oil 1 tsp vanilla extract Cake flour makes a lighter muffin, but I've also made hearty muffins with 1 part white wheat flour to 2 parts all-purpose flour. It's easy, it's adaptable, and that's just what I love in my recipes!

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nethope July 09, 2010

My friend Sara and I made these with blueberries that we picked ourselves yesterday, and Sara's mom said that they were the best blueberry muffins that she'd ever had in her life! We added an extra egg and about 3/8 of a cup of whole wheat flour to give the muffins more substance (as per *my* mother's instructions). Thanks for the great recipe, Ali!

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Adam Wick July 13, 2008

I made mine with frozen blueberries. They started to melt as I mixed, so my muffins turned a weird blue color! They came out tasting a little flour-y, a bit heavy. I'm going to try again, but will reduce the flour and see what I come out with.

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Queen of Harts May 18, 2008

pretty good.

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animal lover February 03, 2008

this recipe was great. it was easy. i had all the ingredients and played around. i made strawberry chocolate chip and frozen peach cream cheese muffins. great with tea. i liked the idea of starting with a blank muffin and creating combos.. it's agreat base.

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cindyo January 15, 2008

These were good. I made blueberry muffins, with fresh blueberries, a pinch of cinnamon, and a struesel topping, and chocolate muffins with 3/4 c flour, 3/4 c cocoa powder, 1 c sugar, and chocolate chunks. I made some of the corn muffins with cheddar, bacon, jalepenos, and chiles to go with our chili dinner that night, too. So yummy! All the recipes were very tasty, and I love that I will be able to try different things with them! Next time I pick a bag of overripe bananas on sale I will make some banana nut, and as soon as I am overrun with zucchini, gues what? LOL. Thanks so much for posting!

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eknecht July 22, 2007

Yum! I loved being able to play with a base recipe. I used olive oil and divided my batch into savory and sweet. The sweet had molasses, pumpkin, cinnamon, and walnuts. They were fabulous. [The savory ones were rather a flop (my fault entirely): I thought sour cream and paprika would be a good flavor--I lose. Maybe cheddar and garlic next time. I managed to salvage them by making bread crumbs which were fine in soup.] Thanks for the easy, no-butter recipe!

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La Gourmande July 20, 2007

I love this recipe! I used maple syrup for the sugar, so I reduced the milk/liquid by half which is what is called for in the original recipe. Also, I used pumpkin for the fruit and as an oil substitute. Yum!

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trelawney8 July 02, 2007

Loved this recipe being so versitile i can make muffins easily to suit my whole families tastes

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gabbyandsam June 06, 2007

This was sooo easy and quick to make. I had all the ingredients on hand. I used 1/2 cup chopped black walnuts and 1 med. size apple. There wasn't enough apple flavor to show over the walnut, so next time I'll use applesauce for some of the liquid. Fabulous! Thanks for posting it.

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Actressdancer February 28, 2007
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