Mom's Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Spiced Muffin Recipe

I  love a great muffin don't you? Breakfast can be tricky sometimes. We don't always have time to eat a healthy breakfast with a busy lifestyle and I convinced myself this is the way to go when wanting to be on the edge.  I grew up on these fresh flavors and really like the taste of this muffin. Mom could make this come together so quick,  it's an easy fix for a sweet treat when your on the go,  will at least make you smile on the way to work. Great time to eat that carb then burn it off you have all day, right? Go ahead and splurge for a change.  Oh and by the way,  don't like raisins?
Add chocolate chips you can adapt the way you like it!


1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
14 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon orange peel grated
3/4 cup sugar
1 extra large egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips
Optional: Chopped walnuts or pecans
Glaze:
powdered sugar
water
mascarpone cheese

Spray your muffin tins with cooking spray.
In a large bowl add all dry ingredients along with raisins and peel.
In another small bowl add all wet ingredients .
Blend the dry ingredients with the wet until moistened. Add to the prepared cupcake tins 3/4 full.  Bake at 350 degree hot oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the middle is set or comes clean with a toothpick. Cool.  Drizzle with glaze.

Note:  to make make glaze take 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese and then add teaspoons of water or more a little at a time until a thickened glazed sugar is created.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

7 comments:

Federica said...

These muffins are amazing so spicy and enriched with icing. I'd like to have one now with my cappuccino :)
Bye, have a good day

Liz Berg said...

I adore your family recipes, Claudia! This looks like another winner! xo

The Mom Chef said...

I love fixing up a batch of muffins for Hubby. When he runs out the door in the morning, the easiest thing for him to do is grab one on the go. These look perfect.

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Wonderful recipe!! Family recipes hold a place in our hearts.. They are just that more special...

bellini said...

Chocolate chips or raisins, I love them all.

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Mmm...I love the spice and the glaze!

Kathy said...

Claudia, A wonderful family recipe! These muffins look and sound incredible!