Filled with lemon juice and tangy raspberries, these mini muffins are sweet-tart. They look pretty cute, too.
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Now this is a reason to get out of bed in the morning. These individual cakes are moist and buttery and 'all about the top' with pebbly brown sugar-cinnamon crumbs.
Whole sweet corn kernels and licorice-y dill add natural sweetness to these otherwise savory mini muffins.
I love parsnips and decided to make the parsnippiest muffins I could possibly bake. I added little whole wheat flour and brown butter for nuttiness, plus a handful of dried cranberries to balance the sweetness and round the whole thing out.
With slightly fruity bittersweet chocolate and some fresh cinnamon, these chocolate chip whisky muffins are a great way to start your day. Don't forget to warm them up so the chocolate is melty and top them off with some salted butter.
Quit pretending the muffin-shaped cake you picked up this morning is doing you any nutritional favors, and try these date walnut muffins from Mad Hungry Cravings. Whole wheat flour makes them filling, dates make them sweet. Add walnuts for crunch and you're good to go.
Savory, cheesy, with a hint of heat, these Old Bay Corn Muffins are just begging to accompany a plate of eggs or shrimp and grits.
In my mind, there's really no replacement for sweetened coconut flakes. For example, they're essential to these muffins, where they bake up into sweet, toasty, chewy muffin hats. Each is a structured yet giving mass of curls like when I used to gnaw on my baby-sitter's hair.
I'm pro-Lemon Poppy Seed in theory, but in practice, I find the muffins tend to be overly sweet and unnaturally moist. I wanted a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin that was lemony without being fakey fake.
I find corn muffins to be an exceedingly lovable food, especially when they contain fat kernels of corn. But since October is prime time for candy, I wondered—what might happen if I swapped real corn for candy corn?
Just because these rye muffins are a pretty healthy way to start your day doesn't mean they aren't delicious. They have a soft crumb and a warm, toasted oat flavor accented by molasses and raisins.
Cool autumn mornings are the perfect time to enjoy a batch of warm, straight from the oven muffins. Check out these 11 recipes for flavor inspiration.
I like a lot of things that old people like. Humphrey Bogart. Cardigan sweaters. Dinner at 6 p.m. Those personal wheelie shopping carts. And All Bran cereal. Still, in the morning as I fill up my bowl of twigs or buds, I've had some lingering fear that I might be missing out on my last chance to eat Double Frosted Apple Os before my body can't process the sugar. Will I end up staring at my grandchildren's heaping bowls of Sugar Smacks with envy and self-loathing?
These blueberry-cranberry muffins are a favorite on Cape Cod. With their moist, vanilla scented crumb, you'll want to make them at home, too.
With a double dose of chocolate and a dash of eye-opening instant espresso, these muffins prove that there's nothing better to wake up to than chocolate.
Look. I'm all for eating cake at breakfast, but sometimes I wonder if people don't know (or maybe don't want to know) that there is a difference between a cupcake and a muffin. I bought a muffin the other day and I swear, it was so full of oil I should have organized a group to play an indoor game of greasy watermelon scramble.
Rhubarb is like tonic water. I never pause to think about what tonic water tastes like and I never sip it straight. In fact when I finally gave it a go at home, I realized I had been conflating the taste of tonic water with bad quality gin and 3 a.m. mozzarella sticks from the Happy Days Diner. I'd like to formally say, I'm sorry, tonic water. You are your own quininial beast, and I was letting my poor culinary habits drag you down.
Baking really is magic. It's not just that otherwise good ingredients come together to make something great (Sugar? Good. Butter? Gooood.) It's that ingredients like buttermilk can be transformed into superlatively moist muffins. The first time I saw buttermilk in a recipe, I thought Martha Stewart was pulling my leg. (You know Martha, always such a jokester.) I was hard-pressed to believe that the thick, sour smelling goop in my measuring glass was going into my pancakes.
The impetus for the recipe was my new found obsession with Black Pig Meat Company bacon. They dry cure the pork with brown sugar for up to 21 days, smoke it for 12 hours, then sell it in sinfully thick strips. I'm eating most of this bacon straight from the pan, but I couldn't resist cooking a few pieces, dicing them up, and tossing them into a fluffy muffin batter along with grated extra sharp cheddar cheese. The result is a cheesy, porky, salty muffin that has a hint of spice. And in case you're wondering, they're the perfect match for a plate of eggs.
The first person to put crumb topping on muffins was a genius. More isn't always more, but I can think of very few times when an extra layer of butter rubbed with brown sugar and cinnamon wouldn't be a good idea. In fact, after eating crumb-topped muffins I often look at plain muffins and think sadly, "What a shame. You're all so... bald."