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The Best German Muffins

The Best German Muffins

If you are looking for a uffin recipe that you can enjoy as a dessert, snack or with a meal, this is the best one around.
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Course: Bread recipe, Muffins
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk, room temperature
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cups ground almonds
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ¼ cups raisins (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and baking powder until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl with a handheld mixer or whisk combines the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).
  • Beat in the eggs, rum, vanilla, and milk until combined (about 1-minute).
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Gently fold the almonds, orange zest, and raisins into the batter using a rubber spatula.
  • Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins, filling each ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
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