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By Tam D
from The Dalles, OR

These warm little nuggets of deliciousness are made with crumbs!! They're so quick and easy you won't believe it. And it's a lovely way to put fresh, warm, home-made "bread" on the table. The recipe is very basic, so the muffins go well with lots of different dishes. With a little shmear of butter -- YUM!

serves 12 muffins
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ragamuffins

  • 1 lg
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 c
    milk or milk alternative
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    dry bread crumbs* (see alternate suggestion)
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    mixed herbs, dried (optional)

How To Make ragamuffins

  • 1
    Melt the butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl.
  • 2
    While the butter is melting, in another mixing bowl, sift together with a whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and herbs, if desired, until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • 3
    Add milk and egg to the melted butter. Whisk together slightly until blended. Stir bread crumbs into the milk mixture. Set aside to soak a few minutes.
  • 4
    Fold the dry ingredients into the milk and crumb mixture, stirring just until all is moistened and combined.
  • 5
    Fill muffin cups, that have been prepared with food release spray, about 2/3 full. Bake 25 minutes at 375*.
  • 6
    NOTES: Use whatever herbs you like, or none at all. I've even crunched up French Fried Onions in them :) Keep bread heels in a bag in the freezer, for a quick whirl in the food processor -- any combination will do! Or just defrost slightly and cube them. Use about three heels for 2 c. of cubes. I like to keep dry stuffing mix on hand. When I'm in a hurry I sub 2 c. of the croutons for the bread crumbs -- and they're already seasoned :) Why not try them using leftover dressing or stuffing? Don't forget to adjust the amount of milk and butter. So wonderful with a bowl of soup! I use my DeMarle muffin trays, for super easy release. If you don't have one -- I highly recommend it! *This recipe is easily made gluten free by using GF bread crumbs or cubes, and GF all purpose baking flour.