Posts tagged with muffin:
Fresh cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America and during the cold months I try to make use of them. With their lovely color and slightly tart nature, they make a perfect addition to a muffin. Here, spices, orange zest and a sugared top balance the berry’s tartness, and applesauce keeps the muffins tender.
+ 1-3/4 cups flour
+ 1/4 cup sugar
+ 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
+ 1/2 tsp. baking soda
+ 1/2 tsp. salt
+ Zest of 1 medium orange
+ 1 egg
+ 3/4 cup milk
+ 3/4 cup sweetened applesauce
+ 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
+ 1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries
Topping: In a small bowl mix together:
+ 1/4 cup sugar
+ 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
+ 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 400° and line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners, set aside.
- In a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Toss chopped cranberries in the flour mixture. In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk, applesauce, melted butter and orange zest.
- Make a well in the dry ingredient bowl and slowly add the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
- Scoop the batter into the paper liners, sprinkle the tops with the reserved spice/sugar mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center of a muffin. Serve warm with your favorite coffee or tea.
The sweet potato is rooted (see what I did there) in our American food identity.
A staple food, grown heavily in the Carolinas, it was used for trade and as time went on, abundantly grown and used in recipes.
With this recipe you have some choices. It could easily be served with tea and coffee at the end of your Thanksgiving feast or served alongside it.
Whatever you choose, the tradition lives on, in these delicious muffins.
Bite sized goodness, is how I describe these muffins.
A yummy breakfast snack or perfectly sized picnic treat.
Who can turn away a mini sized muffin anyway?! Horrible people, that’s who.
And you’re not a horrible person, you are wonderful. Have a mini muffin, it’s on me!
Carrot cake is one of my favorites, in this recipe you’ll find carrots mixed with coconut, raisins and walnuts.
The muffins are then dipped in a glaze, studded with cinnamon and flavored with freshly brewed strong coffee.
Breakfast or snack, the multipurpose muffin!
According to the calender, September 23rd began the first day of autumn.
Now it is October 3rd and it’s finally beginning to feel like it here in New York City.
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, as it conjurers up some of my favorite memories.
Pumpkin picking as a child to the wonderment at the changes of leaves during my time spent at the small town of Deerfield, Massachusetts.
It looks like this during those crisp, autumn months.
So as a celebration to my favorite season, an easy muffin that spotlights its flavors; apples, pumpkin and spice.