Nine Great Muffin Recipes to Bake ASAP
Muffins are one of the great gateways to baking. These are some long-time favorite muffin recipes to add to your line up.
Muffins are one of the great gateways to baking. Even people who don't fancy themselves bakers are inclined to tackle a muffin recipe now and then. These are some long-time favorites. They're worth making, and worth eating. Many of them also freeze reazonably well, although I'm hesitant to type that sentence ;)....A couple tips - don't over mix the batter, or you'll end up with tough muffins. And don't be afraid to experiment with seasonal fruits, and alternative nuts and seeds.
1. Pumpkin Feta Muffins - (101 Cookbooks)
Savory muffin fans, these are absolutely for you. Packed with spinach, feta and Parmesan cheese, black pepper, mustard, and sunflower seeds. They don't disappoint! Get the recipe here.
2. Turmeric Breakfast Muffins - (Green Kitchen Stories)
These are genius. Muffin meets turmeric lassi with(!) a granola top. I mean, just look at the photo. Get the recipe here.
3. Buttermilk Berry Muffins - (101 Cookbooks)
One of my FAVORITE muffins - berry-streaked with sugar-sparkled tops, big flavor, buttermilk tender texture. Get the recipe here.
4. Quinoa Banana Muffins - (Healthy-ish)
These muffins combine the perfect trifecta of banana, blueberry, and quinoa. Honey sweetened with a boost of brown sugar, and made with whole wheat flour, they fit squarely in the healthy-ish category. Get the recipe here.
5. Oatmeal Muffins - (101 Cookbooks)
Crumble-topped with an oatmeal and yogurt base. And when I say, crumble, I mean the type of crumble you put on top of fruit before baking. These are a bit custard-y when hot, and not-at-all when cooled. Craggy, golden-topped, and delicious! Get the recipe here.
6. Carrot Cake Muffins with Spiced Honey Glaze - (Donna Hay)
Dates are the primary sweetener in these decadent in these carrot-packed beauties.You can also swap in whole wheat pastry flour (don't forget to add baking soda and/or powder) for more whole grain goodness. More details here.
7. Banana Bran Muffins - (Cook Republic)
Honey-kissed, but with no added sugar beyond that, these whole wheat flour muffins are heary and substantial. You can use whatoever bran you like, wheat bran, oat bran, etc. Get the recipe here.
8. Millet Oatmeal Muffins - (Alexandra Cooks)
I love love love a millet muffin. These are extra special because they incorporate a generous amount of oats as well. Get the recipe here.
9. Lucia Muffins - (101 Cookbooks)
Saffron-smacked and riddled with golden raisins, buttermilk battered and barely sweet. Said another way, Lucia buns reinterpreted as muffins. If you love saffron give them a try. Get the recipe here.
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I'm going to try all these muffins starting with the Turmeric Breakfast Recipe since lately I've been seeing the benefits of Turmeric Latte and would also like to try my kids to eat some food with turmeric as well. Great article!
You left out my favorite Heidi muffin: espresso banana from your first cookbook. Be sure to add the chocolate!
What a great round up of recipes. I have never made savory pumpkin muffins before but after seeing the one with feta, I am super pumped to give it a try. Thanks for sharing Heidi. Cheers!
These are fantastic. A few years ago, I quit eating anything sweet before noon and it has been such a help in not having a mid-morning slump. Complex carbs like oatmeal and other grains are great, especially in the form of muffins, which I make big batches of and freeze. Easy to take out one or two at a time. My go-to recipe involves oatmeal and whole wheat, with lots of grated vegetables to keep the muffins from turning into concrete and some cheese for interest and protein. However: MILLET! What a great idea. I'm going to pick up some today and try this asap.