I’m a lover of muffins. I’ve had sweet ones, I’ve had savory ones. Muffins are like cupcakes to me, it makes for a better day. How about you, do you eat them often? My favorite way to do muffins is to start with a basic recipe and then add in some goodies. This kind of goes along with the leftovers I talked about in yesterday’s post. Whatever I have that sounds good at the moment, goes in the muffins. I’ve been on a rhubarb kick lately and I just so happen to have a fresh container of raspberries, I think that may be today’s muffin of choice. Thanks to Allrecipes.com, you can start with their basic muffin recipe and decide if you’d like to go with sweet or savory. I like experimenting with different cheeses when I go the savory route. Do you have a favorite savory muffin recipe?
I’m more inclined to put fruit in my sweet muffins but my kiddos love ones with ooey, gooey chocolate chips. We usually eat them for breakfast and then if there are any left they quickly go at snack time! You can make substitutions with the flour, sugar and oil for healthier alternatives. With the ingredients I have on hand in my pantry right now, I would use pastry flour, sucanat and coconut oil as my replacements. What would you use? Making your own muffins can not only be healthier but also quite frugal. By using things you already have in your pantry (or fridge/freezer), there is no additional charge in buying or transporting this yummy bakery item. Let’s hear it, who’s up for some muffins today?