Muffin Madness

There is something inexplicably comforting and welcoming about muffins. ~Cristina aka Teenie Cakes

Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes

Breads & Quick Breads
Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes

The pistachio meal used in the cakelets makes all the difference. With the slightly sweet-n-tart raspberries and the contrast of the pistachio flavors – this is a tasty, nicely textured quick bread.

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Flu Shots & Pear and Walnut Muffins

Breads & Quick Breads
Flu Shots & Pear and Walnut Muffins

I had a couple of tired Bosc pears that were on their way to the point of no return. It was a no brainer where the fruit were destined for promotion…muffins or some type of quick bread. For the muffins pictured in this post I used Bosc pears.

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Cranberries, Chocolate & Walnut Muffins and the Demise of Another Food Mag

Breakfast & Brunch
Cranberries, Chocolate & Walnut Muffins

In these muffins, the stars are the cranberries with their beautiful, rich, red color and firm texture that hold up well. Paired with white chocolate to offset the tartness and the woodsiness that are walnuts, they’re great coffee house type muffin to serve anytime of the day.

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A Happy Farewell To Summer: Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

Breads & Quick Breads
Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

My attempt to sneak in one last post for summer this year and use the few remaining seasonal cherries in my fridge before transitioning to autumn…What I liked about this recipe was the use of pistachios and grinding them down to use in place of using more all-purpose flour.

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Oat-Pecan and White Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Breads & Quick Breads
Oat-Pecan and White Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Mmmm….white chocolate! The pecans add to the buttery-nutty flavor, while the old fashion oatmeal lends body and the half-and-half delivers a moist, flavorful muffin. Serve these with a tall glass of cold milk!

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Lemon Ricotta Muffins with Almonds

Breads & Quick Breads
Lemon Ricotta Muffins with Almonds

This is a fantastic recipe for a coffeehouse-type muffin. It’s not a sweet muffin, but it has a great texture, moist, crunchy topping and lovely delicate flavors of lemon and almonds. The use of almond extract in combination with the fresh lemon juice and zest that you use is a tasty compliment.

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Kumquat & Chocolate Chunk Muffins with Cardamom, Coconut & Honeyed Oats

Breads & Quick Breads
Kumquat & Chocolate Chunk Muffins with Cardamom, Coconut & Honeyed Oats

Tangy kumquats in synergy with the dark chocolate chunks make for a perfectly delicate contrast of flavors. Using cardamom brought an unlikely, but well used spice to these muffins.

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