Category: Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins are easy to make, loaded with orange zest and juice, and drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze! They’re a delicious breakfast treat, especially during the holidays!Cranberry Orange Muffins are easy to make, loaded with orange zest and juice, and drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze! They're a delicious breakfast treat!
Do you enjoy the flavor combination of cranberries and oranges? I sure do! I’ve been making cranberry orange muffins for almost 40 years now with the same recipe, BUT I recently found a new recipe, tried it… and loved these muffins even more than my trusty old recipe!

The cranberry orange muffins are really easy to make, and I think you will love them, too! They are loaded with cranberries and the flavor of orange in the cupcakes AND the glaze make them “practically perfect in every way” (to quote good old Mary Poppins)!

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How To Make Cranberry Orange Muffins

The first thing you will need to do is beat the butter until creamy. Add the granulated and brown sugars, and beat them using an electric mixer until they are well combined.

Beginning to mix batter for cranberry orange muffins.

Add eggs, plain yogurt, and vanilla to the mixture. Beat these until the batter is creamy and well combined.

Eggs, yogurt and vanilla added to cranberry orange muffins batter

Add in the finely grated zest from 2 oranges. Wow, the orange zest sure smells good!.

Zest from an orange is added to cranberry muffin batter.

Mix The Dry Ingredients

In a large separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, and then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Dry ingredients are whisked together for cranberry orange muffins.

Wet muffin batter is added to dry ingredients for cranberry orange muffins.

Stir the milk and orange juice into the batter. Mix them well. The batter will be fairly thick after they have been added.

Milk and orange juice is added to muffin batter.

Add fresh or frozen cranberries to the batter. Be sure to set enough aside (24) to put on TOP of the muffin batter for garnish later. Fold the cranberries in gently, to combine.

Fresh cranberries are added to orange flavored muffin batter.

Fill the Muffin Cups

Spoon batter into sprayed and paper lined muffin pan, filling them almost up to the top. Please ignore my really old and dingy muffin pan. It works great, but looks horrible (Dear Santa… what would I like for Christmas?).

TIP:**By the way, I sprayed the paper muffin cup holders with non-stick spray, as well (an old secret I learned from a friend whose hubby was a professional baker). Put a couple cranberries on top of each of the cranberry orange muffins for garnish before baking.

Cranberry orange muffins batter is placed into paper liners in pan before baking.

Bake The Cranberry Orange Muffins

Bake the cranberry orange muffins in a preheated 425 degree oven for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 18-20 minutes (or until done/light golden color). Remove from oven, once done.

Let the cranberry orange muffins cool for a minute or two, then remove them from the pan onto a wire rack to cool. I like to put a sheet of aluminum foil under the rack, to help catch any drips when glazing them later.

Cranberry orange muffins, cooling on wire rack after baking.

Prepare The Icing For The Muffins

While the cranberry orange muffins are cooling off a bit, make the orange glaze by mixing orange juice and powdered sugar together in a bowl.

Squeezing orange juice into glaze mixture for icing cranberry orange muffins.

Orange glaze is ready to drizzle on top of cranberry orange muffins.

Once muffins have cooled off, it’s time to glaze them. You need to simply drizzle the glaze over the top of each muffin going side to side. Turn the rack one quarter turn and drizzle them again going the opposite direction (side to side, then top to bottom).

Cranberry orange muffins, drizzled with orange flavored glaze, before serving.

Time To Enjoy A Cranberry Orange Muffin!

Let the glaze firm up, and then these absolutely yummy cranberry orange muffins are ready to enjoy! Hope you will give these delicious muffins a try. They are packed with flavor!

Two cranberry orange muffins on a plate, with a cup of coffee on the side.

I hope you try these cranberry orange muffins.  You might be interested in some of my other muffin recipes, like Banana Crumb, Chocolate Chip, Gingerbread, Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip, Apple Raisin, Blueberry Lemon, Jumbo Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, and Peach Jam Muffins. You can find ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page..

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will consider coming back soon for more great recipes. Have a great day, and may God bless you in all you do!

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Cranberry Orange Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Cranberry Orange Muffins are easy to make, loaded with orange zest and juice, and drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze! They're a delicious breakfast treat!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 255 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the muffins:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature/soft)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light or brown sugar , packed
  • 2 large eggs (room temp. is best)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest from 2 oranges
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (if frozen, do not thaw!)
For citrus drizzle:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
Instructions
  1. Line a 12 count muffin pan with paper liners. Spray each liner with non-stick spray. If not using liners, spray pan with non-stick spray. Set muffin pan aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a medium sized bowl using a handheld mixer), beat soft butter until smooth (on high speed), for about one minute. Add the granulated and brown sugars and continue beating for approximately 1-2 minutes, until fully combined. Add eggs, yogurt, and the vanilla extract; beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, if needed. Add the orange zest and combine. Remove bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well. Add the orange juice and the milk; stir until fairly smooth (you might have some little lumps (that's okay).
  5. Fold in the fresh or frozen cranberries (saving 24 to garnish muffins with), only until mixed in. Do not overmix.
  6. Distribute the batter into the muffin cups (they will almost be filled to the top). Add a couple of cranberries to the top of each muffin.
  7. Bake muffins at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, then reduce heat in oven to 350 degrees, and bake for an additional 18-20 minutes, until done and golden in color. Remove pan from oven. After muffins have cooled a couple minutes, remove them to a wire rack (with aluminum foil or wax paper underneath to completely cool.
  8. While muffins are cooking or cooling, make the citrus drizzle by mixing orange juice and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. Decoratively drizzle the glaze over warm muffins. Let muffin drizzle cool and firm up before serving! Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you wrap the muffins really well with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, you should be able to freeze them for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Apple Crumb Muffins

Apple crumb muffins with streusel topping, are moist, delicious, easy to make and will become a family favorite breakfast treat!Apple crumb muffins with streusel topping, are moist, delicious, easy to make and will become a family favorite breakfast treat!

This past weekend we have had quite lot of wind and heavy rain hit us here in Portland. The temperature has dropped quite a bit from the consistent HOT temps we’ve been experiencing all summer long. To celebrate what FEELS like Fall, I made these Apple Crumb Muffins!

Apples and cool, rainy weather just seem to go together well! So does a hungry tummy and these yummy muffins!  I found the recipe for these delicious, easy-to-prepare muffins on a blog site that I enjoy, called “Heather’s French Press”, and decided to give ’em a try. They were SO EASY to make… really! Here’s how you make them:

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How To Make Apple Crumb Muffins

First you whisk together flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and cinnamon. You just have to cinnamon to make any good apple recipe a hit, right?

Flour and spices in bowl

Next, whisk together one egg, some milk and a bit of melted butter. Whisk it up good, then pour it into the flour mixture.

Egg, milk and butter with whisk in bowlPouring muffin batter into dry ingredients in bowl

Stir to combine the ingredients (just until blended in), then fold in the chopped apples.

Muffin batter with apple chunks in bowl

Time To Fill the Muffin Tins!

Fill paper-lined muffin cups with the apple mixture. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full. PLEASE IGNORE my totally ancient/much-abused, horrible-looking muffin pans that have seen a LOT of use over the years!

Now, tell me the truth… did you ignore how gross they are, really? Uh huh. I didn’t think so. I have the same reaction every time I haul this muffin tin out of the cabinet. A little worse for the wear, but “works” just fine, so I can live with that.

Batter in paper-lined muffin cup tins

Now it’s time to make up the crumb/streusel topping. Easy. Just mix the ingredients together in a small bowl, then distribute (crumble) them over the tops of each muffin.

Batter with streusel on top in muffin tins

Time To Bake The Apple Crumb Muffins!

Once the tops of the apple crumb muffins are all covered (use up all the crumb topping), bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, then remove the pan to a wire rack to cool.

Once the apple crumb muffins have cooled down, you are ready to serve these delicious muffins to those you love. See how nice the streusel topping looks?

Two muffins close up with apple on plateBaked apple crumb muffin on a paper towel

Here’s an apple crumb muffin that has been cut in half. See those apple chunks inside the muffin? YUM.

You can see the apple chunks inside the muffin!

These apple crumb muffins also freeze well, if wrapped securely! Sure hope you will find some time to give this recipe a try! I’m sure you will LOVE these muffins!

Looking For More MUFFIN Recipes?

You might also want to try my other muffins recipes for Gingerbread, Banana Crumb, Chocolate Chip, and Cranberry Orange, to name a few! You can find more yummy muffin recipes in the Recipe Index at the top of the page!

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Apple Crumb Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Apple crumb muffins with streusel topping, are moist, delicious, easy to make and will become a family favorite breakfast treat!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple crumb muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 202 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For The Muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 cups apples , peeled, and diced
For The Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk and melted butter (cooled) together.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir this until is is just barely combined.
  5. Add the diced apples; fold them into the batter.
  6. Spoon the mixture into paper-lined or spayed standard sized muffin cups.
  7. In separate small bowl, mix together the crumb topping ingredients. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the top of each of the muffins. Use all the topping mixture.
  8. Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jumbo Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Make 6 jumbo chocolate chip banana muffins (or 12 standard sized)! You’ll enjoy these yummy muffins, topped with chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs & vanilla glaze.Make 6 jumbo chocolate chip banana muffins (or 12 standard sized)! Yummy muffins, topped with chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs & vanilla glaze.
Spring is on the way… it’s wonderful seeing changes in the landscape around our neighborhood. Leaves are beginning to unfurl on the trees, daffodils and crocuses are blooming everywhere, and the weather has been truly amazing. What a blessing!

We’ve enjoyed a bit warmer Winter here in northwest Oregon than we’re used to. As a result, nature is “springing to life” a bit earlier than normal. It’s amazing what other parts of our country have been dealing with, weather-wise this Winter. I made these Jumbo Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins last week for breakfast. A delicious muffin AND a couple cups of strong coffee and, you guessed it – we were “springing to life”.

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Making Jumbo Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I used a basic recipe for the muffins from a Banana Crumb Muffin recipe I posted last September. Some tweaks of the recipe were made, by adding chocolate chips to the batter, and graham cracker crumbs to the top, along with a few more chocolate chips! After baking, the muffins are drizzled with a simple glaze.

To make them LARGE in size, the muffins are baked in a jumbo sized muffin pan (only holds 6 muffins). However, the recipe can be easily adapted to make in a standard (12 servings) muffin tin. The muffins are easy to make, and the finished chocolate chip banana muffins are truly delicious!

Prepare The Batter

It’s quite easy to make the batter. Mix the flour, baking soda, powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Beat the bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter in a separate bowl. The two bowls of ingredients are then combined to make the muffin batter, and the chocolate chips are stirred in.

The batter is ready to put into muffin cups for baking.

Fill The Muffin Tins

Spoon the batter for the chocolate chip banana muffins into a lightly sprayed muffin tin. Add enough batter until the muffin cups are slightly over 1/2 full.

Muffin cups are filled with the batter.
Sprinkle the top of each muffin with crushed graham cracker crumbs, followed by a few more chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs are placed on top of the batter before baking.

Time To Bake The Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins!

Now the muffins are ready to bake! Bake six jumbo sized muffins for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffins to wire rack to cool.

If you are making twelve standard sized muffins, remember to reduce the cooking time to between 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffins to a wire rack to cool.

After baking, the chocolate chip banana muffins cool on a wire rack before glazing.

Make The Glaze For The Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Mix up the powdered sugar/vanilla/lemon glaze in a small bowl. Once the chocolate chip banana muffins have cooled, drizzle the glaze over the tops of the muffins. Let the icing firm up before serving. TIP: Place a piece of wax paper UNDER the wire rack before glazing the muffins. This will make your cleanup much easier!

Muffins are drizzled with vanilla glaze after baking.Once the icing has firmed up, you can enjoy one of these muffins! Hope you enjoy making and eating these jumbo chocolate chip banana muffins. We sure did!

A chocolate chip banana muffin, sliced in half, on a plate.

Hope you enjoy these delicious muffins for breakfast or a quick snack! If you’re looking for more muffin recipes, be sure to check out my Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a GREAT day!

Looking For More MUFFIN Recipes?

You can find all my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have lots of delicious muffin recipes for you to check out, including:

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted from:  http://thecafesucrefarine.com/2011/04/banana-crumb-muffins/

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Jumbo Chocolate Chip-Banana Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Make 6 jumbo chocolate chip banana muffins (or 12 standard sized)! Yummy muffins, topped with chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs & vanilla glaze.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip banana muffins
Servings: 6 large or 12 regular
Calories Per Serving: 614 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas , mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed graham crackers
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • few drops of fresh lemon juice (plus more, if necessary to thin glaze)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray muffin tin with non-stick spray OR line muffin tin with paper muffin wrappers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter together until smooth. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture. Stir to combine only until batter is well combined and moist. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Be careful not to over-mix. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups. Fill slightly over 1/2 full.
  4. Finely crush the graham crackers in a plastic zip-loc bag. I use a rolling pin to do this. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the crumbs. Add a few more chocolate chips to the top of the muffins, and slightly press them down into the batter.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30-35 minutes (oven temps vary). You will know they are done when a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin comes out dry. Remove muffins to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Mix up the glaze while the muffins are cooling. Stir well. If mixture is too thick, add additional drops of lemon juice (or water) to thin it out. You want the glaze to not be runny, but thick enough to drizzle. If you get it too thin, just add additional powdered sugar. Once the muffins have cooled off, drizzle the glaze over the tops of the muffins. Let them sit for a few more minutes so the glaze can firm up, then serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If making these in a regular (12 serving) muffin tin, remember to reduce the cooking time! About 18-20 minutes should be about the right cooking time for smaller muffins.

Caloric calculation made based on a LARGE muffin.

Nutrition Facts
Jumbo Chocolate Chip-Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 LARGE muffin)
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 532mg23%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 107g36%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 71g79%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Banana Crumb Muffins

You’re gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!You're gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!What’s a girl to do when her husband is out of state at a seminar and she can’t sleep? Make these amazing Banana Crumb Muffins (with a surprise cream cheese filling) at 5:00 AM for breakfast… that’s what!

I found this recipe for banana crumb muffins on a blog that I love… “The Café Sucré Farine”, and thought I would give these muffins a try. I highly recommend this website and it’s author, Chris Scheuer. She is very creative, and posts wonderful recipes, along with great photography by her husband, Scott!

Back to my story… I woke up very early after only 3 hours sleep  and decided to whip up these muffins. They sounded wonderful, and I loved the idea of cream cheese filling inside the muffins, along with a crumbly topping.

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If You Enjoy Banana Bread, You Will Enjoy Banana Crumb Muffins

I compare these banana crumb muffins to a really, REALLY good banana nut bread… on steroids. They are soooo delicious!

The muffins are made with a layer of banana batter, a surprise layer of cream cheese filling, and another layer of banana batter. For a finishing touch, the banana crumb muffins are crowned with a brown sugar, cinnamon and pecan crumb mixture on top. Here’s a photo of the banana crumb muffins, hot and  fresh from the oven… looking GOOD!

Banana muffins with crumb topping on wire rack

Once the paper baking wrapper has been removed, you can see the three layers, plus the crumb topping!

Side view of banana crumb muffin on plate

My favorite way to eat these delicious banana crumb muffins is warm, with a touch of butter… Yum! You are gonna LOVE these muffin treats!

Banana crumb muffins cut in half with butter inside

By the way, if you enjoy muffins, you might enjoy other delicious recipes on my blog for Blueberry Crumble Muffins, Cranberry Orange Muffins, or Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, to name a few! Be sure and check out the Recipe Index with ALL of my blog recipes! The Recipe Index is located at the top of the page.

I enthusiastically recommend these moist, delicious Banana Crumb Muffins for breakfast OR a light snack! The recipe as written makes 12 muffins, and they freeze well. Hope you will give them a try! Have a GREAT day, friends! Get in that kitchen and whip up a batch of these muffins. You won’t regret it!

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Banana Crumb Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

You're gonna love these delicious Banana Crumb Muffins, with a surprise cream cheese filling! Easy to make, they will be a family favorite breakfast or snack!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana crumb muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 283 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Muffins:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas , mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
For Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese , softened
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg , slightly beaten
For Crumble Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 muffin wrappers or spray lightly with a non stick spray.
  2. Prepare the muffin batter in a large bowl: Mix the 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, beat the bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix only until ingredients are combined and moist. Do not over mix. Set aside.
  3. Make the Cream Cheese Filling: In a separate bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg and vanilla. Mix these ingredients until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Make the Crumb Topping: Mix together brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and butter in a small bowl. Use a fork to combine; mix until the ingredients becomes small crumbs. Set aside.
  5. To prepare/layer the muffins: Spoon half of the muffin batter into the bottom of the prepared muffin cups. Top muffin batter with a Tablespoon of the cream cheese filling. Top cream cheese filling with the remaining half of muffin batter. There should be three layers: muffin batter, cream cheese filling, muffin batter. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with crumb topping to cover. Total of four layers!
  6. Bake the muffins in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes (mine took 20), or until a toothpick inserted into middle of the muffin comes out clean. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**TIP: Once you remove the muffins from oven, If the muffin is spilling over the top of the pan, simply take a butter knife and gently but quickly push the muffin back into the pan on all of it's sides. This tends to round the muffin off and make for a prettier presentation. The recipe's author suggested this and I did it... it works!

Nutrition Facts
Banana Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Blueberry crumble muffins are delicious breakfast treats, packed with blueberries (fresh or frozen) and a streusel topping! Perfect “on the go” breakfast!Blueberry crumble muffins are delicious breakfast treats, packed with blueberries (fresh or frozen) and a streusel topping! Perfect "on the go" breakfast!
I recently found this recipe for Blueberry Crumble Muffins on Pinterest, or as I love to call it…”My Online Recipe Box”. These muffins are absolutely FANTASTIC! Pass the coffee!

The recipe comes from Ashton, at “Something Swanky”, and I am grateful she shared her recipe with all of us. I made these delicious muffins a few days ago for breakfast for my husband and I, and am happy to report that they were delicious…and EASY…and did I mention delicious?

I’ve tried various blueberry muffin recipes over the years, some were good, some not so good. This one is GREAT! The recipe makes 12 muffins, which is practically enough to feed a small village, and they freeze well, so I wrapped half of them up really well and threw them in our freezer for another morning’s dining! I hope you will give this recipe a try. Mix them up and bake them when you have some extra time and enjoy them for days! Here’s a few pics from when I made them:

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Making Blueberry Crumble Muffins

The batter for the muffins is extremely simple to make. Seriously… it’s so very EASY!

Mixing up the batter for blueberry crumble muffins is EASY!

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. I used frozen berries (threw them into the muffin batter completely frozen) with no problem.

Frozen blueberries are added to muffin batter.

Divide the batter into muffin cups (in my beat up, but dearly loved muffin tin). I like to think of my grungy muffin tin as “well-used, and well-loved”.

Blueberry muffin batter is divided into paper muffin tin holders.

Get Ready For Baking

Add the crumble (streusel) topping to the top of each of the muffins before baking. Divide the topping evenly between the muffin cups.

A streusel crumble topping is added to top of blueberry muffin batter.

After the blueberry crumble muffins are done baking, let them cool on a wire rack for several minutes, then remove them from the pan.

Blueberry crumble muffins, right out of oven.

Time To Eat Some Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Here are the blueberry crumble muffins, right out of the oven, cooling on a wire rack. Let them cool down a bit before serving.

Blueberry crumble muffins, ready to eat.

Here’s a peek at the inside of one of the blueberry crumble muffins. Look at those blueberries! This yummy muffin is ready to eat!

See all the blueberries inside the blueberry crumble muffin?

Hope you will try making these delicious blueberry crumble muffins… they are so easy to make, and they really taste wonderful! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day, and come back soon!

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Blueberry crumble muffins are delicious breakfast treats, packed with blueberries (fresh or frozen) and a streusel topping! Perfect "on the go" breakfast!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry crumble muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 274 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the muffin batter:
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh , frozen, or canned blueberries (I used frozen ones I picked last summer!)
For the crumble topping:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 cube) cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a standard size muffin tin with paper cupcake liners. Lightly spray the muffin paper holders with non-stick cooking spray. (Yes...spray the paper, also!)
  3. Beat the milk, oil and egg together in a medium sized bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk these dry ingredients together, then add to the milk and egg mixture. Stir this only until the batter forms (the batter will be lumpy).
  5. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter with a large spoon or spatula. So far so good, right?
  6. Divide your batter evenly into the 12 prepared muffin cups.
To prepare the "crumble topping" and finish muffins:
  1. Place the flour, cold butter pieces and brown sugar in a bowl. Using a pastry blender or a fork, cut (or "mash") these ingredients together until you end up with a crumbly mixture the size of small peas (now you know why it is called a "crumble". Brilliant).
  2. Sprinkle the crumble over the top of each muffin batter thingy (now I'm just getting technical...)
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Remove muffins from oven; let them cool for 5-10 minutes before attempting to remove the paper wrappers. Then slice that warm blueberry muffin in half, slather some butter on that bad boy and dig in! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Crumble Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These triple chocolate zucchini muffins have a secret ingredient (shhh… it’s a vegetable!) and are an absolutely delicious treat your family will love!These triple chocolate zucchini muffins have a secret ingredient (shhh... it's a vegetable!) and are an absolutely delicious treat your family will love!
Ah… there’s nothing like a good cup of coffee and a good muffin – especially these Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!  Chocolate AND zucchini for breakfast? They MUST be healthy, right? Seriously… chocolate AND zucchini? Who knew?

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About Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I found this recipe for muffins on Pinterest several months ago (where else?). These are extremely “chocolate-y” muffins (3 types of chocolate)! Surprisingly, these yummy triple chocolate muffins have zucchini as a secret ingredient!

I’m pretty positive the fact that there is a vegetable inside these muffins makes them HEALTHY, right? RIGHT. I’ve found these muffins are a GREAT way to use up some of our summer garden zucchini!

Zucchini is the secret ingredient for these chocolate muffins!

Muffins and Morning Quiet Times Are A Good Combo

Here’s something I read this morning: “But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me.” (Psalm 13:5-6).  I love those verses from the Bible, and am reminded daily of the never-ending love God has for me. He HAS been trustworthy, good, and faithful to me (and our family) over the course of a lifetime of good times, bad times, and everything else in-between…for that I am so grateful!

I love to have a little quiet time in the early morning hours. I delight in this time with God… just little old me and a couple cups of strong coffee. Occasionally I will make muffins and of course, I invite one of the muffins to join me in this special time… where I feed my soul and my tummy.

The Mystery Ingredient Is One Way To Eat More Veggies

Maybe you’re looking for a new muffin recipe. Maybe you get excited about camouflaging a vegetable in your child’s chocolate muffin (hey, we do what we have to, to get them to eat their veggies!).

Whatever your reasons, this is a fantastic recipe for triple chocolate zucchini muffins! See the grated zucchini that will be hiding in the muffins? You will never know it’s there, because all you can taste is the CHOCOLATE!

Grated zucchini ready to go into muffin batter

Below you see the triple chocolate zucchini muffins, right after they came out of the oven… all they need is to be lightly dusted with some sifted powdered sugar before serving! Don’t they look yummy?

Muffins out of oven- now they need a dusting of powdered sugar!

The finished chocolate zucchini muffins sure look good… see that CHOCOLATE? Time to take a bite! Ooh… they are so good! And by the way, if you like these you will probably also LOVE my Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins!

A dusting of powdered sugar and the muffins are ready to eat!

This Recipe Makes A LOT Of Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!

These triple chocolate zucchini muffins are easy to make and extremely yummy; I sure hope you will enjoy them! The recipe as written makes quite a lot of muffins, 30 of them! If that sounds like a lot, cut the recipe in half! These muffins are easily “freezable”, if wrapped and sealed well! Then you will have some of them saved for another day after only cooking once!

Hope you will consider making these scrumptious triple chocolate zucchini muffins! They truly are delicious, and because you added zucchini, I’m POSITIVE they must be 100% healthy, as well! (wink, wink!). Have a wonderful day!

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You can find ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have lots of delicious muffin recipes you’ll enjoy, including:

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Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These triple chocolate zucchini muffins have a secret ingredient (shhh... it's a vegetable!) and are an absolutely delicious treat your family will love!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate zucchini muffins
Servings: 30 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 157 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil (I used vegetable)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini (well drained/pressed to reduce water content)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate , chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners sugar (powdered), to sift on top of baked muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place the eggs, sugar and oil. Whisk these together until smooth. 

  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder to the egg mixture; mix these ingredients very well.

  4. Add the drained/pressed grated zucchini, along with the chocolate chips and the dark chocolate pieces to the batter. Stir well by hand until ingredients are completely blended.

  5. Take the cooking spray and spray a standard sized muffin tins (liners are optional...I didn't use them). Fill the muffin holders about 3/4 of the way to the top with the batter. There is enough batter to yield approx. 30 muffins. Sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top before baking. (this is optional)

  6. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the top springs back when touched. Remove muffins from oven and cool on a wire rack. Dust with sifted powdered sugar for a nice presentation. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

That's a LOT of muffins! You can freeze extra muffins for another day, or easily cut the recipe in half and make 15 muffins.

Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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