Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Today I was thinking that it would be nice to post some recipes to could be use with the giveaway.  Thing like muffins, breads, biscuits and rolls.  I decided that in the spirit of the giveaway I would focus on frugal recipes.  In these days in time I think everyone can appreciate this.

This is a frugal hint for people who enjoy baking: If you bake a lot, buy yeast in quantity at a bakery supply store or large warehouse store and you can buy by the pound. You will come out better in the long run. It's much cheaper in bulk than the little packets sold in grocery stores.


Spice Muffins

• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp nutmeg
• 2/3 cup butter at room temperature
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup milk

Sugar & spice coating
• 1/3 cup butter, melted
• 1 cup granulated sugar mixed with
• 2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a 12-cup muffin tin (or coat with non-stick spray).

Sift together flour, salt, nutmeg & baking powder. Set aside. Beat together 2/3 cup butter and 1 cup sugar, about 2 minutes on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time and beat in. Add dry ingredients in three portions, alternately with milk, combining just until well mixed. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly golden. Cool about 3 minutes, then remove from pan.

While still warm, use a pastry brush to brush muffins with melted butter and then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture until the muffins are well coated on all sides.

Price Under $8.00


3/4 cup. skim milk
2 egg whites
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 apple, finely chopped
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (more or less to your own taste)

Mix all ingredients just enough to moisten. Pour into muffin cups 3/4 full; either well greased or with cupcake liners. Bake at 400 degrees 15 to 20 minutes. (Makes cleaning up much easier.)

Price Under $7.00


1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour (I substitute 1/2 cup almond flour for wheat)
3/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
3/4 cup Oat Bran Cereal
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt or less
2 peeled and shredded Apples
1/2 cup brown bananas
1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup Milk
2 beaten Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix the first seven ingredients well in one bowl, and the remaining in another. Combine wet and dry until dry is moistened, spoon into cupcake pans and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the toothpick comes up clean.

Note: These are very moist; add chopped nuts and ….
Price under $10.00

Zucchini Bread

2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2tsp. cloves

Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl followed by all dry ingredients. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees or until bread bounces back when you touch it. Allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.


  1. mmmm, I love zucchini bread! These all look great!

  2. The spice muffins and zucchini bread sound especially yummy :)

  3. these look delicious - I wish this post could be scratch n' sniff, yummy! ☺