Muffins

Baking with Less Sugar's Blueberry Bran Muffins-Famous Fridays

High in fiber? Check!

Low in sugar? Check!

Still worth baking and eating? Check and double check!!

If you love eating desserts but are concerned about your sugar intake, you are going to find Baking with Less Sugar by Joanne Chang, the subject of today's post, and creator of these terrific but low sugar blueberry bran muffins, indescribably sweet! Pun intended!!

Baking with Less Sugar's Blueberry Bran Muffins-Famous Fridays

Jammy Filled Corn Muffins

I made these during the blizzard we had a few weeks ago and for some reason just haven't gotten around to sharing them yet and now I'm thinking that they would make an excellent addition to a Valentine's Day breakfast. There's the red factor, which of course is a must for any Valentine's celebration. And then there are the little subtle hints from certain people I know and love, like "I really think you should make these muffins for Valentine's Day" that somehow make me think that these would be very welcome come Sunday morning. Ha! So looks like Jammy Filled Corn Muffins are on the menu at my house and I can't wait! Though I do love all of the muffins I've already posted, these may just be my new favorite!

Jammy Filled Corn Muffins

Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins

This year one of my sisters gave me a gift for her birthday when she asked if her present could be a once-a-month-for-a-year goodie baked by me! Not sure who will come out the winner here--sure, she and her family will get to enjoy 12 different treats but I'll get the fun and challenge of baking 12 brand new desserts! These double chocolate cherry muffins are the first in the installment and they were a huge hit! If you like the combination of chocolate and cherry, you're going to love them!

Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

So, I know I posted a recipe for Blueberry Muffins with Cornflake Topping only a couple of weeks ago, but with several pounds of blueberries still awaiting some sort of use in my fridge, I thought even more muffins were in order. These are the tried and true ones I've been baking for years and keep coming back to again and again. Make them and you'll see why!

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Blueberry Muffins with Cornflake Topping

Now that fresh blueberries are in season, it's time for blueberry muffins of course! And these aren't just any old blueberry muffins--these are topped with a delightful cornflake crumb topping. It's like the best of two breakfast worlds meeting--your favorite cold cereal with an amazingly moist and flavorful muffin sitting beneath!

Blueberry Muffins with Cornflake Topping

Blackberry Corn Muffins

I just realized that it's been a while since I've made or posted anything breakfast-related. Mornings have been busy, even weekends and we've basically been just going with the basics--cereal, eggs and toast, hot oatmeal and of course our favorite, make-ahead treat, Baked Oatmeal. But I came across this recipe on the very same day that blackberries were on sale in the supermarket and I decided to take that as a sort of cosmic hint...

Blackberry Corn Muffins

Banana on the Banana Muffins

If you're a banana lover, you are going to swoon over these! Not only is there a banana puree infusing the batter, but each muffin is topped with a generous banana slice so that every bite of these moist flavorful beauties is filled with banana goodness, hence the name--Banana on the Banana!

Banana on the Banana Muffins

Cranberry Angel Food Cake Muffins

These are light, airy, slightly chewy outside and sweet/tart inside due to the chopped fresh cranberries running throughout them. If you're looking for a delicious looking and tasting addition to breakfast, brunch or afternoon snack, these fat-free muffins are just the ticket!

Cranberry Angel Food Cake Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I've tasted some pretty awful "healthy" muffins in my day so I've pretty much avoided baking anything with the word "vegan" in the title, thinking it would turn out bland, tasteless and with a weird overly dense "health-food" store consistency. But if these muffins are at all representative of the genre, then I am officially hopping on the vegan bandwagon! These are terrific--moist, fluffy, flavorful, and ... normal--just what you want out of a muffin. If you have a little bit of the vegan-phobia thing going on like I did, give these a try and you'll be a convert like me, for sure!

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Do you have a bunch of bananas lying around that look like this?  Then it's high time you bake up a batch of these muffins! They certainly look a lot better and they taste a lot better too, which you'll just have to take my word on until you make them yourself (would that the internet was truly interactive and you could just reach through the screen and take a bite out of one of these right now!)

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins