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Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate muffins can be tricky to make. Many chocolate muffins don’t have enough chocolate flavor to warrant the name. Other chocolate muffins are too sweet and rich to really be called muffins; they are really just decadent cupcakes without the frosting. Chocolate muffins should not be too sweet, yet should still have a deep chocolate flavor. These Chocolate Blueberry Muffins fit the bill perfectly, and ... Read More »

Carrot Muffins with Raisins

Carrot and Raisin Muffins

When life (or your garden) gives you carrots, you have a couple of options. You could roast them or prepare them in some savory way, you could make carrot cake or you could make a batch of Carrot Muffins with Raisins. I enjoy carrot cake, but I was looking to do something a little different with the carrots in my kitchen this time around and ... Read More »

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Cranberries may be a staple of fall baking, especially around Thanksgiving, but these sweet-tart berries can be a welcome addition to recipes any time of the year. These Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Muffins are a perfect example. In them, whole cranberries add bright bursts of color to the muffins and contrast very well with the chunks of rich chocolate that also stud these brunch time treats. ... Read More »

Blueberry Coconut Muffins

Blueberry Coconut Muffins

I suspect that blueberry muffins might be the most popular type of muffin out there, since they are so ubiquitous at coffee shops and bakeries. They’re popular for a reason: blueberries are delicious, attractive to look at and add a lot of moisture to muffins. A good blueberry muffin recipe also makes a great base for other flavors, like these Blueberry Coconut Muffins, where I ... Read More »

Espresso Spice Pumpkin Muffins

Espresso Spice Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks are seasonal items at many coffee shops, including big chains like Starbucks. Pumpkin and coffee might not sound like an obvious combination, but the fact that people pack these coffee shops on the first day of fall when they can get a pumpkin spice latte should be proof enough that the combination works, and works well. Pumpkin works very well with a ... Read More »

Orange Olive Oil Muffins

Orange Olive Oil Muffins, with butter

I was inspired by a recent trip to an olive oil farm to do a little baking with olive oil. Vegetable oil, canola oil and other flavorless oils are the standard when it comes to baking. Olive oil isn’t often used because it has a distinct, and sometimes strong, flavor that just isn’t going to enhance all recipes. That said, olive oil can be a ... Read More »

Brown Butter Brown Sugar Muffins

Brown Butter Brown Sugar Muffins

Muffins are usually studded with berries, speckled with chocolate or laced with generous amounts of spices. They are rarely left plain because, well, plain muffins can be pretty boring. These muffins look plain and don’t have anything like berries or coconut or chocolate mixed into the batter, but when you take a bite you’ll discover that they are far from a plain muffin. These Brown ... Read More »

Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Raspberry Streusel Muffin, interior

It has been a while since I used raspberries in a recipe – not because I haven’t been buying raspberries, but because I’ve been unable to resist eating them right out of their box when I get them home! A bag of frozen raspberries is what it took to get me to break the cycle. Frozen raspberries are great for baking because they are just ... Read More »

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