Got too much this winter? This recipe calls for a whole cup! Kids love to scoop up the snow and mix it into the batter of these fun muffins!
2 cups flour (you can use some whole wheat)
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup milk
1 egg ( the yellow disc in the photo is a frozen egg. We keep chickens in the summer and freeze extra eggs for winter baking)
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon rind
1 heaping cup clean snow
(optional, add nuts, chocolate chips or raisins)
Makes 10 muffins. Grease the muffin tin. (Or let your kids do it, just be sure to do it again before spooning in the batter)
Mix the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Beat the milk, egg, butter and rind in a smaller bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
Add the heaping cup of snow and mix in lightly.
Spoon the batter into 10 greased muffin tins and bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.
For extra fun, create an icing sugar snow sprinkling by sifting ½ teaspoon of icing sugar on top!
This recipe brought to you by Eve of Eve’s Little Earthlings. Eve ran a home daycare for 10 years and helped kids make snow muffins every winter.
You can view her all natural toys here: http://www.eveslittleearthlings.etsy.com/