Rooibos Muffins

I came up with this recipe a couple of months ago, when I was desperately craving muffins, but had no real ingredients to make a worth while muffin.  I always have rooibos tea on hand so I thought well if you can make a coffee muffin, why not a rooibos one! and boy o boy is this good, this has turned into my family’s favorite muffin, my boyfriend asks for it all the time!

 

ROOIBOS MUFFINS with optional lemon syrup glaze 

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Ingredients

* 1 1/2 Cups flour

* 3/4 Cup sugar

* 1 tsp baking powder

* 1 tsp baking soda

* 1/2 tsp salt

* 1 tbsp cornstarch ( makes it nice and fluffy)

* 1/2 cup margarine

* 2 tsp vanilla essence

* 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

* 1 cup rooibos tea ( steep two bags of rooibos tea for 10 minutes)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl cream together sugar and margarine till combined, next add the vanilla and stir.

In another bowl mix together the flour, salt baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch.  Now mix the sugar mix with the flour mix and slowly add the rooibos and whisk until combined.  Do not over mix.

Fill the cupcake pan about two thirds full with batter.  Bake for 15- 18 minutes or until golden brown.  These muffins come out a beautiful golden color!  The muffins taste good just like this, but if you want to take it over the top add this glaze.

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LEMON SYRUP GLAZE

Ingredients

* 1/4 cup lemon juice

* 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

On high heat add lemon juice in a saucepan when its boiling add sugar and stir till dissolved.  While the muffins are still hot drench in syrup! This gives it a nice citrusy sweet kick!

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I’ve been taking a lot of picture of Pedro today, he seems to have turned into a very photogenic little kitten!!!

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Have a lovely Wednesday! just a couple more days till Friday!

 

 

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