Tuesday, April 23

Butterscotch Muffins




Do you have those moments with your kids that you want to hold on to forever? '

If there is anything they remember when they are older I wish it's those little sweet memories I hold near my heart. My oldest son is on school vacation this week, so I had a play date set up with my best friend and her son at the park. On our way home this song came on the radio. My oldest son LOVES that song. So I crank it up per his request and glance in my rear view mirror.... all three kids were bopping their heads and singing along.

I turn it up a tad more and they bust it out. Rock star style. I just savored the moment for a full three minutes my kids who normally fight like cats and dogs were singing together having so much fun. It's little moments like that I want to keep burned into my brain. How cute they all were together...

I had another one of those sentimental moments the other night, all five of us were cuddled up on the couch reading books together. I turned to my husband and said. "Do you think our parents did this with us when we were kids?"

Neither of us have memories of cuddle time, story time, game nights or general family fun.  Now we don't come from horrible homes or anything, the average working families. We have loving parents and siblings. So why don't we have those kind of precious memories from when we were little? Is it because those moments didn't happen? Or perhaps because we don't hold on to those memories as we get older? I pray that my kids remember those fun silly days, our dance parties, story time with daddy, and all the little things that make me love being their mom so much.


Another thing I want them to remember are the yummy treats we create together. On Sunday morning I made these chocolate chip muffins from my friend Sally's blog. They were the best muffin. EVER. Not exaggerating... they really were. Owen requested we make a batch with butterscotch chips. His latest obsession. To make them a bit more buttery I made some adaptions to Sally's recipe. Nothing life changing just some tweaks. What  I love most about these muffins is that the base is not too sweet so the sweet butterscotch really shines through.





  Butterscotch Muffins
Recipe inspired by Sally's Baking Addiction Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • course sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl mix eggs, sugar, buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract together.


Mix dry ingredients into your wet, mixing carefully so you do not over mix. Once the batter has combined ( a tad lumpy) fold in your butterscotch chips.

Fill 12-18 muffin cups 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 374 and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.
  

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39 comments:

  1. I do not love butterscotch so much. Can I substitute berries or chocolate? Oh and what about a GF mix?

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    1. Yes you most certainly can substitute chocolate or berries. As for the gluten free mix I am not so sure. I have not tried it. You are welcome to experiment though ;)

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    2. You rock!!!!! ~SUE

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    3. ALSO YOU ARE SUCH A SWEAT MAMAM ~ SUE

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  2. This is a sweet post and those muffins look incredible. Butterscotch in muffins..brilliant!

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    1. Thanks! My son had a winning idea for sure.

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    2. butterscotch by far is my favorite this is going to be a big hit with my grandpa and my friends

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  3. Oh I love butterscotch. These sound amazing Carrie!!

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  4. Mmm, I can't even imagine how delicious butterscotch chips taste in muffins. Going to have to make them and find out! :)

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    1. They are so good! They melt differently than chocolate so it's like buttery pockets with crispy sugary bites. It's pretty much awesome.

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  5. I can't wait to have a moment of jamming out in the car with my little one. Right now I have to jam out alone.

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    1. Hahahaha. It's so much fun when they start dancing and singing.

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  6. I LOVE butterscotch! Can't wait to try it in a muffin :)

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  7. You are a good mother. Your children are blessed. And those muffins sound great, too :)

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm the blessed one! These kiddos are pretty sweet.

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  8. I have those days, we all do....I think these muffins would make them ok ;)

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  9. This is such a sweet post, Carrie. Looking back on my childhood I know I was loved, but all the memories are jumbled together. I think it's important for parents to remind kids of the fun times. Baking sounds like a great family activity!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I think I need to remind them of the fun things more often so the memories stick!

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  10. These look so tasty, love the butterscotch chips!

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  11. I am 100% positive your kids will remember those fun, silly memories! After all, while we remember those awkward, embarrassing moments of being bad kids to our parents (I do and still cringe at myself), I also remember the fun times where my family would blast classic rock and roll and I'd dance in the living room on a Saturday afternoon with the windows open. Or when my dad asked me if I wanted to run through the mud one day after a rainstorm and we had the best time! Little things like that will stick :)

    Also the fact that you're their mom and a seriously kickass baker. I would never be able to forget these muffins!

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    1. Thank you! I really hope they do... My husband and I really can't remember moments like that when we were little. I'm sure they happened we just have sucky memories haha.

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  12. These muffins sound fantastic :) I always hope that my kids remember how much play and cuddle with them too. I must tell them both at least 100 times a day how much I love them..I never want them to second guess that. I hold on to these sentimental moments too..so tightly.

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    1. I feel like that smothering mother sometimes because I think I say I love you 100 times a day too!

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  13. I love those moments and I don't feel like they happen often enough! These muffins are fantastic Carrie!

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  14. I love all of Sally's recipes! These look great...and that song is my favorite too :)

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  15. My little grandson Henry loves everything butterscotch! I'll have to try these for him. Love your site!

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  16. Carrie, these look delicious! There aren't enough butterscotch recipes out there, and I love it!

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  17. I love Sally's blog - everything she makes looks incredible. Your version of her muffin looks divine - I wish I had a batch of these warm from the oven for breakfast this morning. What a sweet post, Carrie. I'm the same as you, I have no memories of cuddle time or quality time with my parents because I simply didn't have any. They were immigrants from China, who didn't know any English, and both worked 24/7 in order to put food on the table and a roof over the heads of me, my three sisters and my grandparents. I don't begrudge them for it at all. That was simply the reality back then. You should enjoy and savour every wonderful moment with your kids. I'm sure they'll remember all of it when they grow up :)

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  18. What a sweet post, Carrie! And these muffins are gorgeous. I'm so happy you loved my chocolate chip muffins and wanted to make them again with butterscotch. :) These are a must try and all I want for breakfast right now. :)

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  19. These look so yummy :) I love butterscotch!

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  20. Butterscotch is the best! Love these muffins. :)

    And I'm sure your kids will remember the fun times! I remember some fun times, but never cuddly moments. I think I don't remember anything from the time when I stilled cuddled my parents, though. Kind of sad.

    One thing for sure if that they'll remember all the goodies you make them. They'll even have a log. :)

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  21. I def need to make these for breakfast one day. Or for a snack. Or for just because. Sounds awesome

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