Vanilla muffins that are tender and sweet, the perfect option for weekend brunch. You can bake them up as-is or dip them in the optional vanilla glaze for even more sweetness and vanilla flavor!
1) You can use vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract in this recipe. I prefer vanilla bean paste if you have it, because it provides those pretty vanilla specks in the muffin and glaze.
2) If using vanilla bean paste, check the bottle for information on the strength. Most pastes can be used in a 1:1 ratio with vanilla extract, but, if your vanilla bean paste is more concentrated, reduce the amount of vanilla bean paste in the recipe accordingly. (For example, if the bottle says to replace 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla bean paste, reduce the amount of vanilla bean paste in the muffins and glaze by half.)
3) If the glaze is ready but the muffins still need a little more time to cool down, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid so the glaze doesn't dry out.
The nutrition information below was calculated using 2% milk and including the optional vanilla glaze. This nutrition information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice. See our full disclosure policy.
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