Tag Archive: muffins

Fat free dairy free apple muffins

November 12, 2019

    I made these little guys while visiting my daughter Alexis in Toronto. My daughter Jade and I flew to visit Alexis who is expecting a baby in January. We had a fun gals week, eating, shopping, cooking and relaxing. Too bad they all live so far from us. These are simple muffins that do not contain dairy or fat. The little bit of sugar is optional, I forgot to add it when I... View Article

Cranberry orange cinnamon cakes

October 29, 2019

  So I had leftover cranberry sauce from Canadian thanksgiving and thought I’d make little cakes with some of it. Rather than bake them in muffin tins I scooped the batter into these little autumn inspired mini cake pans and they turned out rather cute. The flavour is tangy with the orange juice and cranberry sauce, and the cakes are light and airy. When I removed them from the tins the underside was a little... View Article

Carrot-Coconut Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

June 14, 2017

I have been thinking of making a carrot cake for some time, never getting around to actually doing it. I thought maybe making carrot muffins would get this out of my culinary “system”. We’ll see how it goes. These muffins are moist and not too sweet, letting the rich and creamy topping take a prominent role. I used the same topping for vanilla cupcakes I made a couple of days later. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups... View Article

Apple cinnamon mini muffins – vegan, with rice milk and olive oil

October 8, 2015

I made these little muffins on the spur of the moment this morning, before my Italian teacher Gian Marco Litrico came over to give G and me an overview of Italian art, history and politics in preparation for our upcoming stay in Italy. Gian Marco is educated, knowledgeable and interesting and we had wonderful time looking at and talking about works of art and historical, religious and political figures in Italian history. I served these... View Article

Orange date mini muffins and muffin tops

March 24, 2015

These are probably my favourite muffins and I have been making them for years, not disclosing how many. It is made with a whole orange chopped up and mixed with the batter. They have a nice tangy flavour and soft, light texture. I have a dairy free vegan version that I will post the next time I make them. Are you a muffin top kind of person? If so, join the club. I like muffins,... View Article

Cornbread Muffins

November 23, 2014

Once in a while I get a craving for cornbread. I like it a little sweet, a little tangy with a dense but not heavy texture. I bake it in a square pan, in a cast iron skillet, into muffins or as I did this time, in parchment baking cups. Cornbread can accompany a dinner, be served for breakfast, alongside a salad or with soups. I sometimes break it into crumbs, toast them in the... View Article

Liberated Muffin tops, anyone? Banana-coconut-raspberries and a bonus muffin recipe

May 22, 2014

After the Seinfeld muffin top episode  I believe an entire industry developed from this idea. Muffin top pans popped up in kitchen shops and bakeries begun to offer this muffin alternative to anticipating muffin aficionados. I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a muffin top baking sheet and I have been totally in on the muffin top “movement”. I love the tops of the muffins. The bottom part is always tangled in the muffin cup and is... View Article

Corn Buttermilk Muffins

August 20, 2012

My friend Dori mentioned that she wanted to make corn muffins and that of course triggered in me immediately the desire to make corn muffins, especially with all the fresh corn on the market now. I make several different types of muffins and usually adapt one recipe to make something else with it. This time I thought I’d make something new and settled on corn-buttermilk muffins. The slight tang from the buttermilk would balance the... View Article