Category Archives: Muffins

Cardamom Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberries are one of my favorite berries to work with in the fall. Their bright color and sweet-tart taste compliments a lot of different ingredients. Dried cranberries are the easiest to use, since you can incorporate them into just about anything, but whole cranberries pack a lot more of a tart punch and also add a lot more color, so I will go out of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Pumpkin Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins are tender muffins that are rolled in butter and sugar after baking to create a slight “crust” on the exterior that is similar to that of a deep fried sugar donut. It’s a technique that really works and gives the muffins a delicious, sweet exterior. I get requests for them all the time when hosting or attending brunches, but I don’t always want ... Read More »

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

I made these Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins to use up the last of the zucchini that was lurking in my fridge. Zucchini is one of those vegetables that grows quickly and easily during the warm summer months and, if you happen to put one plant in your garden, you’ll soon have more zucchini than you know what to do with. I usually make a ... Read More »

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberries are usually at their best when they are eaten at the peak of season and uncooked, since they have both a great flavor and texture when they are fresh. But when strawberries are in season, I find that I am very tempted to put them in to all kinds of things, from breakfast to baked goods. These Strawberry Pecan Muffins are a very good ... Read More »

Lemon Cardamom Cornmeal Muffins

Lemon Cardamom Cornbread Muffins

Spices find their way into cold weather treats more often than summery ones. Gingerbread and spice cakes are rich with many spices, but they’re typically reserved for the holidays and not served during summer. Spices can have a warming effect that is good in the winter, but they deliver flavor all year round and you don’t have to save them for cold weather. These Lemon ... Read More »

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Strawberries are not always an easy fruit to bake with because they lose some of their texture when they’re in the oven. One way around this is to puree your strawberries and then incorporate the puree into whatever you’re baking – just as I did in these Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins. The light pink muffins are packed with fresh strawberry and topped off with a ... Read More »

Very Cherry Almond Muffins

Very Cherry Almond Muffins

There are many bland cakes, cookies and muffins out there that look picture perfect. And it is always disappointing when that flawless look doesn’t have the flavor to back up that first impression. Then there are other dishes that don’t look too appealing, but deliver a lot of flavor and you go back for more regardless of what it looks like. These Very Cherry Almond Muffins are  on ... Read More »

Whole Grain Carrot Muffins

Whole Grain Carrot Muffins

Adding vegetables to baked goods always makes them sound a little bit healthier. Zucchini bread and carrot cake, for instance, sound less indulgent than chocolate cake does, even though vegetables alone don’t make a recipe healthier. But even though they’re not turning your baked goods into health food, those veggies can put you on the right track to make a few other changes that actually ... Read More »

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