These great muffins are quite possibly my kids' favorite breakfast treat, and we make them often, especially during the colder months. Topped with sugar and spice, their tender crumb is not unlike a moist and wonderful cupcake, but the secret addition walnuts in the topping and whole wheat flour in the muffin adds some extra nutritional value too.
The promise of freshly baked goodness will surely draw those sleepy heads out of bed and into the kitchen, especially once they catch a whiff. Because you make the dough the night before and allow it to rise slowly in the fridge overnight, in the morning, all you have to do is pop them in the oven. Though many are intimidated by making yeast dough, you'll find that this one is soft and yielding and so easy to handle. I enjoy the work of kneading dough by hand, but if you don't have the time or inclination, the "dough" setting on your bread machine will work just fine, as will a dough hook attachment on a stand mixer.
There's no more classic combo than fresh berries and
bananas. Here, just a touch of honey shines up their flavors even
By the end of the week, any bananas left in the fruit bowl
are past their primejust right for these moist bran
muffins. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips to entice children
to enjoy a fiber-rich treat.
If you're tired of sweet breakfast muffins or just looking
for a savory breakfast, try these--you'll love the smoky flavor
from the Canadian bacon and the fresh-tasting combination of red
bell pepper and scallions.
If you've mashed your sweet potatoes with, say, bacon and chipotles, skip this recipe (and invite me over). But sweet potatoes made with butter, maple syrup, or even marshmallows will work beautifully in this, as will any type of sweet cranberry sauce.
These muffins are super-moist and flavorful -- the perfect start to any morning, but especially a busy morning. With very little sugar and no white flour, they're also a healthier choice. I'll be making them for Christmas morning in anticipation of a food-filled day. Mixing the dry ingredients the night before helps to speed preparation, and with a 20 minute bake time, they're ready fast.
Glistening like sticky buns, these unusual muffins are
packed with wholesome ingredients--vegetables, fruit and whole
grains--so you can feel good about serving them to your family.
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Flaxseeds give these wholesome muffins a nutty taste
(although you can substitute 3/4 cup rolled oats) and maple syrup
provides the subtle sweetening.
These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets.
Turkey sausage and sauteed mushrooms keep them light and