When the kids were growing up we often popped across the border into the US to go shopping, especially when the Canadian dollar was almost on par. We got a lot of bang for our bucks then! Food in American was always a lot cheaper and we got tons of bargains. We would come home with our car boot absolutely bursting!
One thing I always loved to pick up was the Thomas's Toaster Muffins. They came in several varities but my favourite ones were always the Corn Toaster Muffins I am a big fan of corn muffins!
I found this recipe recently on Serious Eats. It looked delicious and very similar to the Thomas's Toaster Muffins I had so enjoyed. I just had to print it out and give them a go.
I was not disappointed. They were fabulous! Not too sweet, with a hearty texture . . . and just the perfect size for popping into the toaster. Perfect eats for those mornings when you are rushed and don't have a lot of time to spend. The kiddies will love them too.
The hardest part for me was fitting my muffin top pan into our oven. Obviously North American ovens are a lot larger! We had to use the Toddster's pliers to bend one of the ends up so I could slide it in with ease! They worked a charm, and in my opinion it was an improvement on the original design!
*Cranberry Toaster Cakes*
Whisk together the flour, polenta and baking powder. Stir into the creamed mixture along with the milk, stirring to just combine. Fold in the cranberries. Fill your muffin top cups until almost full. Smooth over the tops with a damp spatula.