Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Buttermilk Crumb Muffins

For this post, my blog should be named "Baking with Quinn", Rhiannon's older brother.  This simple recipe was one my son could almost do on his own.  Almost.  It did require him to wash his hands multiple times about which he was not too excited; he would have preferred to keep them eggy and buttery and sugary.  So here he is mixing the shortening with the flour and sugar, some of which would become the crumb topping.

And here he is beating the eggs.  He preferred using a spoon and a fork for this.

And fast forward a few steps (literally a few, as there weren't too many steps to this recipe) and here he is filling the muffin tins.

After 25 minutes in the oven, here they were ready to eat.  Simple, easy muffins.  Simple flavors, too.  Nothing extraordinary but solid.

He didn't even make a big mess:

We did this recipe while on a weekend away to Central Oregon with some friends.  My friend Mark volunteered to clean up some of the mess we did make.  And Rhiannon got some much needed time in the dry desert.

For the recipe check out Alisa's blog at easier than pie.


  1. I found them good but nothing to write home about. I have a feeling yours had an extra edge cos they were made by an extra special baker!!

  2. Good job, Quinn! He made less of a mess than I usually do on any given day.

  3. Isn't it nice to let the little ones help in the kitchen. He did a great job. They look good.

  4. how cute that your little one helped out! They were solid little treats!

  5. Loved "seeing" Quinn make the muffins! Great job - hey turned out perfect.

  6. Big hit with the crew that morning... they were pretty fantastic fresh out of the oven. =)