January 1999 – I’m mad about muffins! They were certainly not as popular when I was growing up as they are now – now of course there are muffins shops, muffin mixes on grocery store shelves, donut shops now sell muffins too.
But nothing can compare to a homemade muffin, fresh out of the oven! They are so easy to make, you can whip up a batch of muffins and be eating them in less than an hour.
And the homemade varieties can be pretty nutritious – usually not containing too much fat or sugar (unlike the commercial varieties) and full of good ingredients like grains and fruits. Although (ahem) I must admit I do have a weakness for chocolate, so there are a couple of recipes here of the chocolate variety!
I like muffins for breakfast, and I make them often on the weekend. Leftover muffins can be frozen and then just popped in the microwave to heat up when you want one.
Savory corn muffins are made with cornmeal and corn niblets, cheese and diced red pepper.
Easy rhubarb muffins with brown sugar and cinnamon topping.
Tasty orange muffins with rhubarb and pecans.
Very tasty cornmeal muffin with fresh strawberries.
These bran muffins are moist, light and delicious.
Recipe for rich dark bran muffins with a secret ingredient – graham wafer crumbs.
Recipe for muffins rolled in butter and sugar, taste like a cake donut.
A great muffin to make when fresh blueberries are in season.
When you have bananas on hand that get too ripe to eat, make these tasty muffins.
Muffins taste like carrot cake, with carrot, apple, raisins, pecans and coconut.
Tasty muffins with chopped apple and spices.
Apple muffins are always nice in the fall – this one combines apple with oatmeal and cinnamon.
Tasty spiced oatmeal muffins sweetened with maple syrup.
Tasty muffins made in the food processor or blender by blending a whole orange with other ingredients.
peanut butter muffins are great with cheese or with butter and jam.
Pumpkin goodies become very popular in the fall, and this is a great recipe to get that pumpkin fix.
The orange flavor of these muffins comes from orange juice concentrate, which makes them particularly tasty.
Maple syrup and walnuts – that classic duo – are paired together beautifully in these tasty muffins.
Chocolate muffins with white chocolate chips – yummy!
Macadamia nuts and chocolate chunks make these muffins special.
Tasty bran muffins with mincemeat – make them for a holiday breakfast or brunch, or just to use up leftover mincemeat.
Savory muffins made with a can of mushroom soup.