Sunday, March 29, 2009

French Vanilla Rasberry Muffins and Red Envelope

Today before church I was looking through a craft magazine and found this recipe for French Vanilla Raspberry Muffins. I thought what a great opportunity to use the Thrive freeze dried raspberries.
Had a wonderful time at church. Today was Fast and Testimony meeting. The testimonies that were born today were uplifting and some very touching.
Sunday school we are learning more about Joseph Smith and his life.
Since it is the fifth Sunday we had combined Relief Society and Priesthood. I like it when I can't sit next to my sweetie. It was a good uplifting lesson on missionary work.
We got home and I finished up preparing dinner and we ate.
After our early dinner of Diet Coke roast, mash potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob and whole wheat dinner rolls I made the muffins.
Recipe goes like this:
French vanilla or regular vanilla cake mix 1box (18.25 ounces)
2 Tbls. flour
3 eggs
2/3 cup of milk (I used soy)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups raspberries

I think the raspberries are so pretty and bright.
Mixing it all together.
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 375* for about 20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
For optional glaze, mix 1 Tbls. of milk and 1/4 tsp. of vanilla in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until warm, approximately 10 seconds. Mix in 3/4 to 1 cup of powdered sugar until thick enough to create a glaze. Drizzle over the muffins. I used a small wisk to drizzle mine.
They smell so good and I think they are very pleasing to the eye.
This is the inside of the one I sampled. .
The raspberries give them a little tart kick and are really juicy. I will be purchasing more of the freeze dried fruit from Shelf Reliance. I didn't even have to reconstitute the raspberries.
Before they could even get cold off I had the kiddos coming and asking if they could have some. I had to make them wait so I could get the picture. Gabby has already eaten 3 of them and she is the picky one of the family.
I will be using this recipe and changing flavors of fruit and different flavored cake mix too. These are easy and so yummy! Much easier with the freeze dried fruit all ready to go. No cutting or trimming.

Don't forget to get your red envelopes for Tuesday. Click on the link below to get filled in on the Red Envelope program. They need to be mailed out on Tuesday.
Now I am off to spend some time with hubby. Have a great Sunday night. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


Melonie said...

Oh my, these look scrumptious!

Thanks for "Following" my blog. I'm so glad you did - it brought me over to check out your blog!

Love your template and header - so fun.

Have a wonderful week!

Jaclyn said...

We had a "prepare your garden" for our 5th Sunday lesson. And since we are the last ward I got to stay in the chapel for all 3 meetings :)

We are doing our Fast Sunday on Easter :(

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

I love good muffin recipes. Thank you for sharing. You have some wonderful posts this week - what a great visit! See you again soon:)

Kristin K