Chef Joey says…Homemade Muffins, Magical Mornings!

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Joe-Joe believes eating less meat and more veggies, fruits and grains is good for you – and our planet!

Muffins!

Text, recipes and photos by Chef Joey

So muffins are fun because they are small cakes, small cakes to fill the void of a whole slice of cake!

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Do you know the Muffin Man? Made by Chef Joey!

The joy of muffins is they can be plain, frosted or fruit-filled.

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Back at Rose’s shack: her wicked ripe bananas. pic: R.T.

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Gigi loves Papa Joey’s breakfast muffins! Go, little girl, go!!

My basic muffin recipe for fruit-filled muffins is:

2 cups flour

1 stick of soft butter

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

¼ cup to a ½ cup of milk

and, depending on your craving for sweetness … ½ cup of sugar or more for sweeter or less (1/4 cup) for not so sweet. Let the fruit take over!

Add 1 cup of diced fruit, raisins, craisins, blueberries etc. to your muffin mix.

Bake 375 for 15 minutes or less, depending on the size.

Test with a toothpick for doneness.

For Bran Muffins, use 1 cup of bran cereal and 1 cup less of flour

Soften with the milk and add the other ingredients.

For Corn Muffins, sub 1 cup corn meal for cup of flour and keep the ½ cup of sugar!

Enjoy!

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Strawberries in crust…

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It’s a lazy Saturday! One of Chef Joey’s babes.

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