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Made from pantry staples, these Brown Sugar Muffins have been a favorite for as long as I can remember!

Brown Sugar Muffins

Photos Updated June 2014




I have a horrible memory. Ask me what I wore to work on Monday – I probably won’t remember. Shopping without a grocery list? Only if I want to make it home with half of what I walked in to buy. And you know how some people can remember their first childhood memory at age 2? Not me.

Before I got married, I lived in complex of town homes. The majority of the people living in the complex were either students or single professionals. So it was pretty common for people to move in and move out quite regularly. Well, there was a boy who moved in a few units away from me. We got to talking once, and he asked me if I remembered him. I completely drew a blank. And then he reminded me that we had been set up on a date months before this. Although we only went out on that one date – I really should have remembered him by sight, and especially by name. But I didn’t. And I really felt stupid after that!!

Recipe for Brown Sugar Muffins

But for some reason, I remember food. I can look back through the photos on my computer, and I could probably tell you what cookbook each of the meals came from. It really makes me wonder why it is that my mind remembers food, but everything else, I struggle with. Maybe it’s because I like food so much – and it really leaves an imprint in my mind.

These muffins are definitely hard to forget. My husband was looking over my shoulder as I was on the computer the other day, and although he couldn’t remember most of the meals in the pictures I was looking at, he definitely remembered these. I grew up on these. My mom would make them often, and I think that they were my favorite muffin that she made. And it really doesn’t get any simpler than this. All of the ingredients are pantry staples for me, so it takes a couple minutes to mix everything together, and after 20 minutes of baking, you have warm muffins. So make some memories with these muffins!!

Family Favorite Brown Sugar Muffins

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Brown Sugar Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 muffins

Brown Sugar Muffins

Made from pantry staples, these Brown Sugar Muffins have been a favorite for as long as I can remember!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup nuts, chopped coarsely (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease or line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt and mix just until combined. Stir in the nuts, if desired.
  3. Fill prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean..
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48 Responses to Brown Sugar Muffins

  1. Happy cook says:

    Muffins with brown sugar that has to be delicious.
    I also can’t remember things without a shopping list.
    But forgetting the boy you dated, well well well that is what i call a very short memery :-))))

  2. Augustina says:

    these sound like they would be perfect for breakfast. looking forward to trying this recipe out.

  3. Brown English Muffin says:

    This does sound yummy I’m going to have to try them!

    ~ p.s. I found you on Corey’s blog!

  4. Katie B. says:

    Whoa – wicked easy! And I bet they smell amazing!!

  5. swallowingamoose says:

    I just wanna know when can we all move in?! I’ll pay rent for room, board, and food. I’ll even wash the dishes. Everytime i come here to your blog i’m immediately starving! So i’m ready to just c’mon over and pig out!

    Absolutely Famished,
    Heather

  6. eatme_delicious says:

    Ooo I read the name of the muffins and was hooked! They look great. I think I’d make them as mini muffins. I have a really horrible memory for a lot of things too but I can remember numbers and recount conversations well.

  7. noble pig says:

    These sound wonderful, brown sugar gives things so much more depth and flavor.

  8. Krysta says:

    My husband biggest complaint is I can’t remember what’s in our checking account but I can remember a meal from ten years ago.

  9. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    I love this recipe, Deborah. So few ingredients, so many delicious flavors!

  10. Brown Sugar says:

    Oh how true!
    Food is the memory stick of life, huh?
    Your Brown Sugar Muffins look wonderful!
    I’m looking forward to trying them!

  11. Mary says:

    Yum! Brown sugar and muffins. They sounds super delicious!

  12. Peabody says:

    Those look sooo good. I love brown sugar. I love muffins, therefore I love brown sugar muffins. :)

  13. Steph says:

    These are the BEST muffins! Great, now I am craving some warm muffins…

  14. Elle says:

    I can see why these are memorable…simple but perfect in the combination of flavors. I’ll have to try this one!

  15. Gigi says:

    I think I have found my breakfast for next week! Nothing like good and muffin and a cup of coffee.

  16. kamailesfood says:

    My sister is in love with all things brown sugar. I’ll have to make these for her.

  17. Grace says:

    you had me at “brown sugar.” i’m totally and completely biased against white sugar and have been known to eat brown sugar straight from the bag (brushing my teeth soon after, of course…). these babies are easy-peasy and wonderful!

  18. KJ says:

    These sound so good. I am saving the recipe.

  19. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    I have the same memory problem…

    Your muffins look great! I love anything which is made with brown sugar…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  20. Maryann says:

    I’ll have to try them when the weather cools down, Deb. They look awesome :)

  21. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Deb, I used to have that problem, too – could never remember people’s names! Such a shame.
    It got better once I started working as a teacher (I did it for 2 1/2 years).
    These muffins will be on my mind for quite a while, you bet I won’t forget them! :)

  22. Elle says:

    I love any kind of muffin, and these look especially good!

    I’m the same way with a lot of things, forgetting them. Glad it’s not just me!

  23. www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com says:

    I love making new things, but you always go back to the stuff your mom made for you as a kid! Those are the best tastes ever!
    emily
    http://www.adorn-jewelry.blogspot.com

  24. Sophie says:

    I love how the food we grow up on never gets old :). I also love the simple yumminess of this recipe – must save!

  25. Catherine Wilkinson says:

    oh, these just sound like pajamas, espresso, and the paper! Wonderful!

  26. Caroline online says:

    I’ve never had them – I think I’d like to make them. Thanks for the recipe.

  27. Jenny says:

    I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one with a horrible memory! And it gets worse after you have kids!

    Your muffins look beautiful and yummy! Great sounding recipe!

  28. Indigo says:

    I love simple recipes like these, mmm ^__^.

    Also; a bizarre question, but it’s about your blog layout – how do you change it so you can have a sidebar on each side? I hope you don’t mind me asking; I have some basic HTML but I can’t work it out to save myself, not without screwing up my whole layout X__X. Thanks!!

  29. Indigo says:

    Deborah – Thanks so much for the link over the html!! As you can probably see I’ve already changed the layout in super-quick time so massive thankyou for your help there; that was perfect!x

  30. Colloquial Cook says:

    Wow, look at those babies. They are gorgeous, Deborah, you really want to dive in the picture and grab one! Looking forward to trying them!

  31. Katie says:

    These look great. Who doesn’t love brown sugar and muffins.

  32. Kevin says:

    You had me with the title! These muffins sound simple and good! I have to write a grocery list and check it twice before going shopping or else I will forget almost half of it…

  33. Vicarious Foodie says:

    Simple and delicious muffins that I don’t have to make a special trip to the store for? I’m sold!

  34. sagarinag says:

    muffins look soo yummmm

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  35. Emiline says:

    Brown suga’ muffins! How come you taste so good?

    Or look so good.

    I can remember faces, but I can’t remember names. There are people that I’ve worked with for a couple of years, and I still don’t know their names.

  36. Dhanggit says:

    muffins with brown sugar are really delicious!! it reminds me well of my fave muffin bar in Manila , the brown sugar muffin.

    ps, and about forgetting the boy you dated heheh dont worry you are not alone :-)

  37. April says:

    These look delicious! And quick and simple to throw together.

  38. Meeta says:

    quick, simple – It’s the memories that surround such recipes that make it so delish. I think this is gonna be perfect for one of Soeren and my baking sessions!

  39. Micki says:

    I have been lurking for a long time, but finally had a chance to try one of your recipes. I made these for breakfast yesterday and they were quite tasty-I ate four. I’m so embarrassed to admit that. Can’t wait to try them with fresh blueberries. Thanks for sharing!!!

  40. Kristen says:

    Oh I love anything with brown sugar in it. You can bet these are being bookmarked… probably for tomorrow!

  41. MoonlitKnit says:

    Made up a batch of these this evening. They were delicious! No doubt we will be making them again.
    Thanks for sharing.

  42. Kristen says:

    I made these for breakfast this morning…. mmmmmmmmm!

  43. Shirley says:

    I’m making these this morning hoping they are wonderful ! Sounds like they will be smells like it too they are in the oven.

  44. Shirley says:

    Sorry 3 thumbs down in this house. :(

    • Deborah says:

      @Shirley, I’m so sad you didn’t like them! They are a favorite in our house and we make them at least 2 times a month. Hopefully better luck with the next one!

  45. I can literally walk into the grocery store repeating something I need over and over again and walk put without it. I think food memories are particularly strong for some reason, maybe because so many of our senses are involved. These muffins look like they’ll create some awesome new memories!

  46. Lindsay T says:

    Does light brown sugar or dark brown sugar work best with this recipe?

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