Sunday, October 26, 2014

Browned Butter and Maple Syrup Muffins

Nothing is more comforting than maple syrup and butter, especially on a Sunday morning when you are ready for a relaxing day spent with family. Maple Syrup and butter remind me of weekend mornings with my family and smelling pancake or waffle batter that my mom was about to make into delicious pancakes or waffles topped off with yummy butter and maple syrup. It is a scent that reminds me of home. As a kid, I drenched my waffles and pancakes in syrup and loved every second of it. These muffins are super simple and delicious. They will remind you of what breakfast should be and will make your taste buds happy. Browned Butter is something I have recently discovered and it is so delicious and adds a lot of flavor to what you are baking.
Maple Syrup and Browned Butter Muffins: Makes 12
2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of light brown sugar 
1 tbs of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of milk
1/3 cup of browned butter (recipe to follow)
3/4 cup of maple syrup (plus a little extra)
1 large egg
First, preheat your oven to 350 and line your muffin wells with liners. 
Then, mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined. 

Next, you need to brown the butter. Start with 7 tbs of unsalted butter. Cut it up into pieces and place into a sauce pan on medium high heat. 
Next, let it melt.
Once it melts, whisk it/ stir it until you see that it has become dark in color and you will see brown "flakes". 

Then, take it off the heat.
Next, you mix the milk, the browned butter, the maple syrup, and the egg until combined.

Next, add the browned butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix just until combined. 
Then, fill your muffin liners about 3/4 of the way full.
Then, add a little squirt of maple syrup on top of each batter filled liner and swirl it on top. 
Then, bake the muffins for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Then, let them cool and enjoy! 

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