We tried these homemade muffins the other day and they absolutely passed approval around here.
You can find the original recipe here at the Hillbilly Housewife’s site. Here are the changes I would make to that.
We used yogurt because we had some plain, but didn’t have any buttermilk. If you don’t have either the buttermilk or yogurt that it calls for remember: in cooking you can always substitute milk and lemon juice or vinegar for buttermilk. Here are several buttermilk substitutions for you.
I would add a little more sugar next time. I might even try adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar. But I’m not sure yet just how that will turn out, I’ll try it and let you know here what works. I know we like ours just a tad sweeter.
Nuts would be great, but they’re expensive and we don’t always have them on hand. I used just a few rolled oats with sugar sprinkled on top before baking. It added a nice texture. And the kids that didn’t like it, just picked them off.
I definitely added the cinnamon and nutmeg, and I even added a little allspice. I loved this addition.
Overall, they got a WAY thumbs up from all the kiddos (even my picky-est Middlest) and I ate more than my share. And can I just tell you how my house smelled all morning? Definitely the thing to bake before company shows up!