Give That Mom a Muffin

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Know a mom who is struggling? Maybe a sweet treat would brighten her day!  It's often the little things that shower love and friendship.

Mothers Day is around the corner—the time of year for kids everywhere to color pictures, attempt to make mom breakfast in bed, or drop by the dollar store to pick up a bottle of fragrant perfume. Of course we moms are tickled with even the smallest of gestures from our kids. It thrills our hearts to know they were thinking of us. But kids aren’t the only ones who can remember moms and attempt to make them feel loved.

Do you have a friend who is a maxed-out mom? Or a single mom? Or one with a brand new baby who is stuck in tired mode all week long? Know a mom friend at work or church who could use a pick-me up and a little note telling her why she is a great parent and friend? Then, grab a pen and note card and write her an encouraging line or two. But you’re not finished yet…..

Finally, head to the kitchen to whip up a batch of tasty, moist muffins to take to your mom friend. {And tell her she totally has permission not to share!}

We moms need each other and who couldn’t use a little sweet treat now and then?

Give that mom a muffin!

Mango-Macadamia Muffins

1 large egg

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1 1/2 cups diced ripe mango

2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping:

1/3 cup chopped unsalted macadamia nuts

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons softened butter


For topping, combine all topping ingredients in a small bowl. Mash until combined. Chill until needed.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl whisk together egg, sour cream, milk, vanilla, and melted butter. Fold in mango.

In another bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Fold together just to moisten. Batter will be lumpy.

Quickly fill greased muffin tins with batter to the tops. Crumble topping over the tops. Bake 25–30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool 5–10 minutes.

Remove carefully from pans. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 12 muffins.

Blessings,

Karen Ehman