As it turns out, her recipe was exactly the same as the recipe that is still on the box. I love these muffins, they are light and just the right amount of sweet. Notice that there is only a 1/2 cup of sugar in the recipe. They are very quick to make and they store well too.
Malt-O-Meal Magic Muffins
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup ORIGINAL MALT-O-MEAL®, dry
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin cups or line with baking papers. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Fill muffin cups ¾ full. Bake at 400°F. for 18-20 minutes or until center is firm to the touch. Yield: 12 muffins. Tip: Try these variations… Chocolate Chip: Add ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips to batter. Blueberry: Add ½ cup blueberries to batter. Banana: Add ¾ cup mashed banana (approx. 2 medium) to batter. Poppy Seed: Add 1 tablespoon poppy seed to batter.
I've never had the muffins with any of the variations, but the poppy seeds I think would be lovely.
Making these today has been like a trip down memory lane. Just the smell alone brought back so many lovely memories. So I guess the muffins really are magic ;) I hope you will make a little magic of your own.