Maple Glazed Poppy & Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Healthier Pumpkin Muffins filled with Poppy Seeds for texture and Cranberries for natural sweetness. The Maple Glaze sets them over the top!

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This is my first actual fall post now that autumn has officially arrived and things are definitely beginning to look like it. The leaves are changing color and I cannot wait to see fall in all its bounty. Though this season tends to be rather short in MN, it sure makes up for it in radiance and breathtaking beauty. Definitely one of the reasons why living here is so worth it.

Also, I feel much more comfortable talking and thinking about all things cozy and warm when we’re in the season. It just feels right.

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And so do these muffins. Sharing a muffin recipe was a must for me this season. I knew I wanted to add some of my favorite fall flavors and these muffins are it, you guys.

They’re healthified, extremely scrumptious & satisfying and an absolute must-make. [Read more…]

Caramelized Banana & Peanut Butter Oat Streusel Muffins

 One of my healthiest and most scrumptious muffin recipes. Complete with Caramelized Bananas, Creamy Peanut Butter and a Streusel Topping.

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Guilt-free indulgence has a name. And a very long one for that matter. I tried keeping it short and sweet, but couldn’t get myself to leave out either one of the components. Can you blame me? Caramelized bananas had to be part of the name, I mean we’re talking CARAMELIZED bananas here. Which is quite possibly one of my new obsessions. It’s what happens when you want to make banana muffins, but don’t have any ripe bananas and zero patience. More on that in a second.

Peanut butter, oats, and streusel are equally as dear to my heart, which is why I’m growing more and more fond of the name. I know it’s a mouthful, much like the muffins themselves, but one bite and you’ll understand why they deserve a special name.

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I took all of my breakfast wants and combined them into one amazing muffin. Not only was I looking for a quick breakfast on the go, but it had to be satisfying, give me a lot of energy and leave me looking forward to the next day when I could have another.

All of which were met in this handheld goodie. [Read more…]

Glazed Sweet Roll Peach Crumble Muffins

 Sweetly Glazed Rolls with Peaches and a Crumble Topping all in the form of a Muffin. Yes, they are unreal.

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Let’s make Mondays better, shall we?

Starting off with one of the best muffins I ever, ever, ever made. And muffins are always the right answer when it comes to creating fabulous mornings.

How could one be anything but excited when welcomed with an amazingly loaded muffin – peaches, a sugary & slightly crunchy topping, and a finger-lickin’ glaze. You’re welcome.

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Before I tell you more about these muffins, can we just take a second to ooh and aah about peaches? Peaches are at their absolute peak right now. I am totally and completely hooked. A perfectly ripe peach with all its juicy and sweet wonderfulness is hard to beat. My favorite summer fruit by far.

I am so smitten that I actually started to dream about pastries filled with that delectable fruit, which is precisely why I am sharing these Glazed Sweet Roll Peach Crumble Muffins with you today.

I hope you have a thing for peaches ;). [Read more…]

Funfetti Donut Muffins

 Funfetti, Donut, and Muffins. Do I need to say more? Dipped in a sweet glaze.  I die!

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There’s a new muffin in town… at least new to me. I recently learned of the existence of donut muffins. Say what? A donut and a muffin combined into one? Where have you been all my life?! So it probably goes without saying that I needed to get bakin’ to make up for lost time.

I don’t even want to start thinking about all the hours of muffin-donut-eating I missed out on over the years. It would probably be too much for me to take, so let’s focus on my very first encounter with these yummies instead.

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They actually remind me a lot of these baked doughnuts I made a while back. With the use of nutmeg and cinnamon that give them that unmistakable flavor of a delectable donut and with the reminiscent texture of a buttery yet light muffin, these definitely have it all.

And to top it all of, there’s sprinkles. Both inside and out. It’s the way to go. It’s delicious, fun and pretty much everything you could ask for. [Read more…]

Banana Bread Muffins

 Healthy Banana Bread Muffins made with only 7 ingredients. These muffins make for a very happy and scrumptious morning.

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So I may have mentioned here and there that breakfast isn’t really my thing. I’ve always been much more of a grazer than a person who eats 3 meals each day. The only “real” meal I consume is at dinner time when my hubby and I get to sit down together.

I like eating small portions whenever I get hungry and that usually starts somewhere around 10 AM or so. One of the many reasons why I love brunches so much; whoever invented those definitely had me in mind, ha.

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Even though muffins aren’t the first thing that most of us think about when it comes to brunch, it wouldn’t be complete without them either.

Since some of the brunch food can be a bit on the heavy side, I thought I would lighten it up with a healthy muffin that only takes a couple of ingredients and a few minutes to prepare. [Read more…]