Carrot-themed recipes remind me of springtime and Easter—maybe because I tend to see a lot of product packaging with bunnies and carrots this time of year! I actually am not a big fan of raw whole carrots, but I do like raw shredded carrots. Strange, right? I’m not sure why! So I tend to have shredded carrots in salads mostly. But here’s another way you can use shredded carrots—in these tasty Carrot Spice Muffins! They’re dense and moist, with a mildly sweet-and-cinnamon-spice flavor. Raisins give them an extra punch of sweetness. And I really like how they rise so nicely!Continue reading
I had no idea how many people I know like gingerbread! Someone asked me what I had baked recently and I said, “Oh, I just made some gingerbread muffins.” And then, to my surprise, they told me how much they loved gingerbread! Others told me, “I love anything with a gingery flavor—gingerbread is the best” and “Gingerbread reminds me of my grandmother—she would make gingerbread all the time when I was growing up.” So there you have it—gingerbread seems to be a thing, especially in the winter!
Are you looking for a super-easy pumpkin-flavored dessert, snack, or brunch item that’s also very yummy? Then these Easy Pumpkin Muffins are just what you’re looking for! The basic recipe requires just TWO ingredients: a box of spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin purée!Continue reading
I don’t have a veggie garden of my own this summer, but friends and coworkers have been so nice to share from their gardens with me! That’s how I ended up with some zucchini. Since I also had fresh blueberries just waiting to be used, I decided to make these muffins that I first made several years ago. The zucchini and blueberries make these muffins really moist and the cinnamon gives them a great flavor. If you like, you can top the muffins with a homemade cream cheese frosting and fresh blueberries (you can use fresh or frozen blueberries in the batter). You can also try substituting blackberries, raspberries, or chopped strawberries for the blueberries. Continue reading
Summer is the perfect time for making citrus-flavored muffins, like these Orange-Almond Muffins! They have a great orange flavor, and sliced almonds give them a light, nutty taste. They’re good without any toppings, but if you’re making these muffins for a brunch or tea, you may want to fancy them up a bit with the Simple Orange Glaze and a few other toppings! Continue reading