Apple cinnamon muffins

When it gets chilly outside and the choice of seasonal fruits at the shops gets smaller and smaller apple cinnamon muffin are a good option for your weekend baking. When I was younger muffins were my favourite thing to bake, so now whenever it's rainy and gloomy outside I fell like throwing a  batch together. These are made with spelt flour, sugar and cinnamon coated apples and not that much sugar and oil, which makes them a yummy option for your new year resolution breakfasts! Apple cinnamon muffins Makes 12 For the batter Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup spelt flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1  1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsb cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup lightly … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast: Smoothies and Muffins

Are you failing at back to school breakfast? This school year, be at the top of the class with a stress-free breakfast plan! Gather your supplies, pack your freezer, and add these words to your breakfast vocabulary: smoothies and muffins! Smoothies Pre-packaged smoothie kits from your grocer's freezer section are convenient but pricey. You can create your own at home! Put yogurt (your choice of flavor) into ice cube trays (fill about 1/3 full) and freeze until solid. Toss about two cups of frozen fruits (either store bought or fresh fruit you've frozen) into freezer bags along with a handful of your yogurt cubes. Label the bag with the ingredients and date. Pour contents of bag into your blender, add some milk (cow, soy, or nut) or juice and blend until smooth! Create … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas – Recipes for a Simple but Delicious Mother’s Day Meal

One of the main reasons that I love holidays and special occasions is the food and family.  You get to spend time in the kitchen creating an awesome meal and then get to enjoy it with loved ones.  Sometimes its nice to have someone else do the cooking for you though.  Like on Mother's Day.  Its nice to kick back and just enjoy the meal and family time.  Today I'm sharing some delicious recipes that would be perfect for a Mother's Day brunch.  (Because we are all going to sleep in that day, right?!)  Check out these awesome ideas below.   1./ Cinnamon Roll Crumb Cake // A cinnamon roll meets a cake!  Its like the best of both worlds!   2./ Strawberry Muffins // Its should be strawberry season soon, so fresh strawberries in these muffins would be divine.   3./ Peach and Honey Sangria … [Read more...]

12 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes

It's officially Fall, y'all. You know what that means...Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream...oh yes, I did say pumpkin ice cream! Today I have rounded up twelve of the most delicious pumpkin recipes that the internet has to offer. Whether you're hosting a dinner party with friends or hanging out at the house with your family, you're sure to find something that will please all palates. /1/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin and cream cheese go together like milk and cookies. Make these tonight for the kiddos to have for breakfast in the morning. /2/ Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Doughnuts - I wouldn't be opposed to you dropping a batch of these off at my doorstep. Mmmmm...pumpkin doughnuts. /3/ Pumpkin French Toast - This … [Read more...]

Moist and Delicious Corn Muffins

  The muffin gods have shown me the way. And so did Dawn at Vanilla Sugar. She posted a little while back about Chocolate Cinnamon Scones by Gale Gand, which reminded me that I've got one of her cookbooks in my ginormous cookbook collection. It's not that I didn't like the book, but you know how it is. You buy a cookbook, read it cover to cover, earmark a bunch of recipes, and then forget all about them. So I went and pulled it from the shelf to give it another look and found her recipe for Featherlight Corn Muffins. Holy mother of moist muffins (that sounds so wrong, lol!), these are P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Just sweet enough (I like sweet corn muffins, not tasteless muffin-shaped hunks of sawdust.) and so moist. I will never try another corn muffin recipe. Ever. I'm … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

  As the temperature keeps dropping, thoughts of apples and pumpkins overtake my little cooking mind.  I seek out recipe that has either of these two quintessential fall treats.  These little muffins started out as a simple pumpkin muffin, but I have made several versions including this one with a cream cheese layer.  You could also adapt it by adding nuts, dried fruits or a crumb topping for a little variety. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients Cake layer 2 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour1  cup  granulated sugar1  tablespoon  baking powder1  teaspoon  baking soda1 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon1/2 tsp nutmeg1/2  teaspoon  salt1  cup  canned pumpkin3/4  cup  light sour cream1/3  cup  2% milk1/4  cup  vegetable oil1  teaspoon  vanilla extract1  … [Read more...]