Kenzies Yummy Fruit Filled Muffins

Our amazing Nanny came up with these muffins, and they are fabulous …. Thanks Kenzie!

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2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter melted and cooled
1 cup milk
1 cup fruit of choice

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
3. Beat eggs and butter in a separate bowl then mix in milk.
4. Mix wet and dry ingredients until just mixed then fold in fruit.
5. Bake for 20 minutes.

For a little extra fun topping, scatter a bit of your fresh fruit on top of the muffin, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Banana Blueberry Bread Pudding

It is not often that we EVER have banana bread left over, but surprisingly enough, we did and I was wondering how to use it up. Also have never made bread pudding … and always wanted to.
Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

Cube up leftover banana bread, and toast it until slightly crunchy and dried out.

About 4 cups of bread cubes work with:

3 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp vanilla
1/3 cup sugar

Whisk all ingredients together.

In greased baking dish place the banana bread cubes, top with blueberries (or whatever fruit you have on hand – fresh or frozen) and pour the egg/milk mixture over. It should just cover the bread cubes and fruit.

Bake at 350 degrees for between 45-60 minutes. A knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.

Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream.
Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding with whip cream

Fruit Dip with Fruit Tray

1 8 ounce package cream cheese (softened)

1 cup icing/powdered sugar

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup white sugar

1 lemon, zest and juice

1/2 orange, zest and juice

Whip softened cream cheese and then add powdered sugar, continuing to whip.  Whip cream and white sugar together until soft peaks form.

Combine cream cheese with the whipped cream, as well as the citrus – zest and juice.  Beat until light and fluffy, adding more orange juice if necessary.

Wash and prepare your fruit, hollow out a pineapple or watermelon to use as a bowl and set out a tray with all your favorite fruits.

Marvelous Muffins

These muffins are so moist and delicious – Jean gave me this recipe years ago and I have used it in so many variations … try it yourself!

Yield: 24 regular size muffins

Preheat oven to 400

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed fruit
  • 2 tsp soda in 2 tbsp very hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine flour and sugar, then using pastry blender cut margarine into dry ingredients.

Add beaten eggs to mashed fruit, soda/water mixture and vanilla.  Stir until well combined.

Gently toss wet with dry ingredients, taking care not to over mix.

Bake in greased muffin tins for 15-20 minutes, just until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

You can use any combination and variety of fruits here and they always turn out well.  Use your imagination with toppings also – sprinkle sugar/cinnamon over top before baking or give them a streusel topping!