The sun is shining, and the birds this morning were over tweeting about it. But I can see why they are happy. The clouds are on vacation, its Friday, leftover enchiladas were in the refrigerator for lunch, and there are muffins to be made. These are pumpkin blueberry muffins, with a streusel topping. Which seems like a very fall treat, but the pumpkins we got at Halloween are still perfectly intact, so who says its not pumpkin season?
The domes on these guys turned out pretty spectacular, like a little snow capped mountain range.
I ate one while the blueberries were still screaming hot from the oven, so they burned my mouth.
Usually muffins are more of a breakfast or snack food. But the heart wants what it wants. And who said that muffins can’t be dessert. I certainly didn’t say that.
What a happy coincidence that we happened to have 3 old bananas. Before and after pictures:
Speaking of baby-sized squashes- zucchini muffins are delicious. Whoever thought of putting vegetables into muffins and spreading the rumor that it makes them healthy is a genius. (Fun fact: According to the internet, the zucchini, like many of its garden friends, is actually a fruit.) These ones taste more like maple and walnuts than zucchini, which is probably why they taste so good.
Next time, I might try this recipe for chocolate chip zucchini muffins (no butter or sugar!).
I am on an ongoing journey to find a muffin recipe that makes those big muffins with the big fat tops on them. I read somewhere that the secret was using yogurt, or something like that to give your muffin some oomph when its baking. I used a recipe similar to this, and added some lemon zest and poppy seeds.
One of the best parts of making muffins or cupcakes is putting the little cupcake liners in the pan. Instantly makes me feel like I am in the kitchen with my ma.
This batter is super thick. I imagine you could maybe put it in a loaf pan and make bread too.
The recipe said it makes 12 muffins. I checked multiple times. So I made only 12 (overflowing) muffins.
I skipped a glaze on top, since its mostly sugar, and we are trying to be a little healthy here.
And here is the huge muffin! Perfect for our Sunday brunch. I don’t think it is my perfect muffin recipe yet, but by george, it sure has a glorious top on it.
Nothing makes me feel more domestic than a fresh batch of banana muffins. They smell like home.
These ones have walnuts and chocolate chips from my mom’s recipe. I have been trying to find like a banana oatmeal or something like that. Do you have any good banana bread recipes?
I could eat a blueberry muffin every day of my life, and not be mad about it. Who could possibly be mad about that? I bet this little one would be super happy about it.
And even though the muffin cups have dinosaurs, no dinosaurs are in the actual muffin.