Fall, pumpkin, lattes. Yes, please! Ordered my first Pumpkin Latte from Peet’s the other day and was inspired to replicate the flavors in a muffin. Chocolate chips made their way into the recipe as well. I decided to use one of my favorite pumpkin bread recipes as a starting point and then added my own twist. They turned out delicious!
It’s been awhile but I’m back with a new blog post for all you Peanut Butter Moo’d lovers. If you’re not familiar with Jamba Juice’s Peanut Butter Moo’d, it’s a smoothie consisting of peanut butter, bananas, a chocolate base, soy milk, and nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt. It’s very high in calories so I tend to just buy them for the kids. You can easily make your own version at home which we do quite often.
I was thinking of making a scone with some of the extra strawberries I had on hand but after searching around I found a strawberry banana muffin recipe on the Joy of Baking website that looked really good. This recipe worked out perfect because I also had ripe bananas. The original recipe did not include a crumb topping but I decided to add one from my favorite banana crumb muffin recipe. I made half of the batch without the crumb topping and half with. The half without the crumb topping was good but the half with the crumb topping was super delish.
Lemon was on my mind yesterday and I was debating between making a lemon tart or lemon muffins. Well with my kids in mind, I went with lemon muffins. I decided to take my recipe to a new level. I had already made changes to it and made it several times but this time I decided to make more. For some reason I find pleasure in dissecting a recipe. Weird, I know. Believe me there are recipes that I won’t do this too if I really want something sweet!
I’ve been making muffins for my family for almost 10 years now and the one recipe that I can’t keep little hands off of is my recipe for Chocolate Chip Zucchini Orange Muffins. Today my kids ate 3 each throughout the day and I’m sure if I didn’t stop them they would’ve eaten them until they got sick. This guilt free, kid friendly recipe has made it to the top of our favorite muffins list.
Last year my sister-in-law shared a recipe with me that involved cranberries. Now I’m not a huge fan of cranberries but I am a huge fan of chocolate chips and orange zest so I was intrigued with the recipe and thought I should give it a try. Well I didn’t get a chance to make it during Christmas 2008 but this year when my sister-in-law visited we decided to make it. I have already made it a second time! So you know what that means, it was delicious!