Print the instruction card! Wonder Oven Muffins
We’ve had an extra busy week with family in town (and preparing for a spring break family trip) but, luckily, having a Wonder Oven is a big time saver in getting a meal on the table!
A big part of my breakfast plan includes different varieties of muffins. This post is a “how to” on how to make muffins in an alternative way using your Wonder Oven! You’ll notice it’s similar to making bread in a Wonder Oven but just on a smaller scale. There are two reasons I love it: 1) I can set the muffins going before I go to bed and have them ready first thing in the morning. 2) I have a way to make muffins even without an oven. And 3) muffins made this way are especially moist and delicious. You’re going to love making muffins this way!
Due to the fact that there’s an abundance of muffin recipes out there I won’t be including a recipe — they’ll all work. One note however about turning regular muffin recipes shelf stable … simply exchange egg powder and powdered milk in place of fresh, oil in place of butter. These ingredients swap out (usually) without any problems or altering the taste of the recipe.
Many thanks to Linda H. who originally introduced me to the idea of this! BTW, a Wonder Oven video of hers (incase you missed it) is posted here, at the bottom of 9/16’s post.
You can make muffins in a Wonder Oven using any small can (such as an evaporated milk can). As I did with the Wonder Oven bread I went searching for a more permanent container and what I settled on were these Dredger cups from Sur La table (click here to see buying info). The main reason I like these better than using cans (no lids) is because there isn’t any contact of the muffin batter to the aluminum foil you use in covering them. I’ve found that when the muffin batter is in contact with the foil, it results in aluminum spotting on the muffin itself, which you can easily just cut off and discard, but for me I’d rather not have at all.
Ideally you would want a container similar to the one I found here but with a solid lid (the one here has a meshed wire lid) — I’ve not been able to find that so I settled on these.
Finally, you’ll also need an appropriately sized pot to cook in. If using smaller sized cans, a shorter sized pot is best, if using the dredger cups mentioned with the lids on, you’ll need the pot to be a little taller so that the pot lid will fit on top.
(this is the process you’d use if you wanted to use regular cans without lids. We’re going to pretend that my muffin cups are soup sized cans for a second …)
Begin by greasing the muffin cups
Fill the cups 2/3 the way full with muffin batter. Any muffin recipe will work — I’m making blueberry muffins here.
Spray the foil that will be covering the muffin cups before placing on top of them…
Cover the muffin cups with foil — secure with a rubber band if desired. A rubber band will just keep the foil on tight while boiling.
Fill water in the pot until the cups are sitting in water about 2/3 their height.
Bring water to a boil, then boil for 10 minutes. Be sure to replace the lid mid way through so that the lid has a chance to get hot too.
Place in Wonder Oven for 3-4 hours minimum or overnight if making for breakfast.
The muffins are ready to go…
As I said before, with the muffins in direct contact with the foil, the foil seems to find it’s way onto the muffins. You’ll want to discard the top portion.
Go around the cup with a knife to help loosen if needed before bringing the muffin out.
And here’s what our little muffin bullet looks like. Slicing it will yield 3 muffin portions, so in using 4 muffin cups you’ll end up with 12 muffin slices like this.
Hot and moist muffins ready to eat!
Next, this is the process I use with the cups I’ve bought including the lids. You do have to still cover the lids with foil, to keep the heat in and allow it to cook (the lids here are made of a mesh wire), but atleast this way the foil isn’t touching the muffin batter so you don’t get any foil on your muffin.
Spray your cups before filling them.
Spray the inside of the lid…
Cover lids with foil, securing with a rubberband if desired.
Continue with previous instructions…
I really enjoy making muffins in my Wonder Oven for how moist and good they are made this way! I know you’ll enjoy it too!