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Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins

You will LOVE these easy and absolutely delicious dark chocolate almond chia muffins, loaded with dark chocolate, almonds, chia seeds, and sea salt!You will LOVE these easy and absolutely delicious dark chocolate almond chia muffins, loaded with dark chocolate, almonds, chia seeds, and sea salt!

It’s always fun when a friend gives me a recipe to try, one they really enjoy. What a great way to find NEW recipes, and get an “insider tip” from someone saying “you’ve got to try this!”. Such is the case with this AMAZING recipe for Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins! I was at a Bible Study last week, and our teaching leader (my friend Fran) gave me a sticky note with the name of this recipe written on it, plus the name of the source.

The dark chocolate almond chia muffins sounded good, so less than 24 hours later, I was making these delicious muffins in my little ol’ kitchen. Let me tell you, folks… they are FABULOUS! How can you go wrong with dark chocolate, almonds, chia seeds, etc.? I’d never used chia seeds (an ancient grain) in a recipe prior to this, but did a bit of research and found out how nutritious/filling they are when added to food.

I am thrilled my friend Fran was kind enough to share this recipe with me, and I’m impressed by how ridiculously tasty these muffins are! From start to finish, it only took about 30 minutes to make a dozen. Here’s what you do:

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How To Make Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins

First, preheat your oven to 400° F. While the oven is preheating, put paper liners into a standard sized 12 cup muffin tin. Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

Flour and cocoa for chocolate muffins in mixing bowl with whisk

Add chia seeds to the dry ingredients (see those little bitty black seeds? So many nutritional benefits to adding these to foods). Also add 1/2 cup of the chopped almonds (reserving the rest for later), and dark chocolate chips to the flour mixture. Stir to combine.

Chocolate chips and almonds added to dry ingredients for chocolate almond chia muffins.

Make The “Wet Ingredients”

In a separate bowl, mix together buttermilk, melted butter (important – make sure melted butter has cooled to room temp. before adding, or you will get scrambled eggs!), egg, and almond extract. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Mix them together, only until just combined. Do not over-mix the batter.

Butter, egg and buttermilk added to chocolate almond chia muffins mix in bowl.

Evenly distribute the chocolate almond chia muffins batter between the 12 muffin cups. Top each of the muffins with 1½ – 2 teaspoons of the reserved chopped almonds.

Chocolate almond chia muffins batter in muffin cups, are ready to bake!

Sprinkle With Sea Salt And Then Bake

Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a pinch of coarse sea salt (trust me, this is GOOD). Bake the dark chocolate almond chia muffins at 400° F. for 18 minutes, or until the muffins spring back slightly when lightly pressed in the center.

Sea salt is sprinkled on top of chocolate almond chia muffins before baking.

Let the baked chocolate almond chia muffins cool down (still in the pan), after removing them from oven.

A dozen chocolate almond chia muffins cooling down in pan, after baking.

Time To Enjoy A Muffin!

The dark chocolate almond chia muffins taste wonderful, served warm or at room temperature. Be sure to store them in an airtight container. They can also be frozen, if wrapped well and stored in a plastic freezer bag.

Close up of dark chocolate almond chia muffins, with almonds on top

Here’s an inside peek at one of the chocolate almond chia muffins. You can see the dark chocolate chips and hints of chopped almonds inside. When warmed slightly, the chocolate chips get nice and “gooey”, which is a code word for “oh my goodness!”.

Inside look at one of the dark chocolate almond chia muffins, cut in half.

So, just as my friend passed this recipe to me, I now pass it on to you, friends. May you receive as much enjoyment out of these muffins as we did. Then… pass it on! Have a great day.

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Recipe Source: Heather Meldrom at  http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/dark-chocolate-almond-chia-muffins

Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

You will LOVE these easy and absolutely delicious dark chocolate almond chia muffins, loaded with dark chocolate, almonds, chia seeds, and sea salt!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate almond chia muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 383 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (table salt)
  • 5 teaspoons chia seeds (found with grains (ie. rice, quinoa) in most grocery stores)
  • 2/3 cup chopped almonds (divided)
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup (one and a half cubes) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temp.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Coarse sea salt , for sprinkling onto muffins before baking
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Insert paper liners into a 12 cup standard sized muffin tin.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and table salt together in a large bowl. Add chia seeds, 1/2 cup of almonds (reserve the rest for garnish), and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, melted butter (at room temp!!!), egg, and almond extract. Once combined, add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir only until ingredients are fully combined (do not over-mix).
  4. Distribute batter equally between the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of the reserved chopped almonds. Sprinkle each muffin with a pinch of coarse sea salt.
  5. Bake muffins at 400 degrees for 18 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when lightly pressed in the center. Remove pan from oven, but let muffins cool in the pan. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Almond Chia Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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Peach Turnovers

Peach turnovers with vanilla glaze are delicious, and so quick and easy to make using peach pie filling and puff pastry sheets! Sure to be a family favorite!Peach turnovers with vanilla glaze are delicious, and so quick and easy to make using peach pie filling and puff pastry sheets! Sure to be a family favorite!

Well, I’m finally coming up for air again after having houseguests for nearly 3 of the past 5 weeks, AND having tweaked my back big-time. How about I just say that the month of JULY 2015 was a memorable one, and leave it at that! Seriously, it’s time to get back to the old blog , since I can now sit down at my desk without wincing (ouch!). Today I am sharing a quick recipe for peach turnovers!

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How I Came Up With the Recipe For Peach Turnovers

After I saw a doctor and was able to move again without as much pain, I canned 9 quarts of Peach Pie Filling after going out and picking peaches at a local U-Pick Farm. I had to make up for lost time! With just a little bit of pie filling left over, I tried to figure out what else I could make with it. 

I remembered I had one sheet of Puff Pastry left in my freezer, and decided to make some quick Peach Turnovers, and off to the kitchen I went! The recipe uses two pastry sheets to make 8 turnovers, but I only made half a recipe, which is why you only see 4 turnovers in my pictures. The printable recipe gives the amount necessary to make 8 turnovers.

Prepare The Puff Pastry

First I got out the frozen puff pastry and let it thaw on the counter for about half an hour. The thawing out time was the hardest/longest part of the whole recipe. Go figure!

Puff pastry sheets are used to make peach turnovers.
Once thawed, carefully unroll the entire pastry sheet, and seal the perforated fold lines in the pastry together (using fingers) to form one whole sheet of puff pastry. You can see the fold lines in the photo below.

Puff pastry is rolled out and perforated lines in dough are sealed.
Cut the pastry into 4 equal sized squares, using a knife.

Peach turnover dough is cut into 4 equal squares.
Add The Peach Pie Filling

Place a heaping Tablespoonful of peach pie filling into the middle of each square, trying not to put too much onto each square (if using canned pie filling, you will not use the entire can!). Brush all the edges of each square with a beaten egg white and water mixture, then fold one side of each square (over the pie filling) to the opposite side, to form a triangle.

Once each triangle is made, crimp the edges of each triangle using the tines of a fork to seal the two sides of the dough together. (sorry, forgot to take photo of the crimping part). You can also just pinch the two pieces of dough together to completely seal the edges of the peach turnovers.

Peach pie filling is added to puff pastry squares, then dough is folded over.
Bake The Peach Turnovers

Carefully place the peach turnovers onto a cookie sheet which has been sprayed with non-stick spray, and bake for 20-25 minutes until light golden brown. When I make them, it usually takes 23 minutes, but keep an eye on yours, as oven temps can vary quite a bit!

Peach Turnovers are baked, then cooled on wire rack.
Time To Glaze The Turnovers

Once done, remove the peach turnovers to a wire rack to cool slightly. I place aluminum foil under the rack to catch any drips that might occur while glazing the turnovers. Mix up a quick glaze while the hand pies are cooling, and drizzle each of them with it.

Peach Turnovers are drizzled with glaze once cooled.
The glaze firmed up in a few minutes, then these delicious Peach Turnovers were ready to eat.  The recipe makes 8 peach turnovers (using 2 sheets of puff pastry), and I think they would be fantastic hand pies with cherry or apple pie filling, as well.

Peach Turnovers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Sure hope you will give these delicious peach turnovers a try. Hope you have a great week! Make the most of every minute you are given… and go out and make a difference to all you happen to interact with today!

Looking For More Recipes For PEACH DESSERTS?

You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have some wonderful peach desserts you might be interested in, including:

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Peach Turnovers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 

Peach turnovers with vanilla glaze are delicious, and so quick and easy to make using peach pie filling and puff pastry sheets! Sure to be a family favorite!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach turnovers
Servings: 8 turnovers
Calories Per Serving: 514 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the Turnovers:
  • 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets total), thawed
  • 21 ounces (1 can) peach pie filling (or use your own homemade peach pie filling)
  • 1 egg white , beaten with 1 teaspoon water
For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets by spraying with non-stick spray (or line with parchment paper). Set prepared sheets aside. You will put 4 turnovers on each baking sheet.
  3. Thaw the puff pastry sheets per instructions on box (approx. 30 min). Carefully unroll the puff pastry sheets, then gently press any of the perfprated fold lines together so that they are completely sealed.
  4. Cut the pastry sheets into four equal square pieces, using a sharp knife.
  5. Place a large Tablespoonful of peach pie filling into the middle of each puff pastry square.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the egg white and the water. Make one turnover at a time. Use a pastry brush to brush the edges of the pastry square with egg white mixture. After brushing edges with egg white mixture, gently take one corner of the puff pastry and bring it over the pie filling to the opposite corner. Use the tines of a fork to crimp the 2 edges shut, which will seal the dough.
  7. Brush the top of each turnover with the egg white/water mixture. Repeat this process with each of the turnovers.
  8. Gently place turnovers onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for about. 20-25 minutes. The turnovers should be a light golden brown when done. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  9. While the turnovers are cooling down, whisk the glaze ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. You want the glaze to be smooth, and pourable. Add a bit more milk if necessary to thin glaze out a bit. Drizzle the glaze decoratively over the tops of the turnovers. When glaze has firmed up a bit, the turnovers are ready to serve and enjoy!
  10. These turnovers are great warm... OR at room temperature, and are best eaten on the day you make them. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

30 minutes needed to thaw out the frozen puff pastry is not included in the Prep Time. Perhaps thaw the pastry earlier in the day and keep refrigerated until ready to use. Once pastry is thawed, these can be put together and baked in no time at all!

Nutrition Facts
Peach Turnovers
Amount Per Serving (1 turnover)
Calories 514
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pecan Sticky Rolls

If you like Cinnamon Rolls, then you’ll love these scrumptious homemade Pecan Sticky Rolls! Raised yeast rolls, dripping with a caramel-pecan topping.If you like Cinnamon Rolls, then you'll love these scrumptious homemade Pecan Sticky Rolls! Raised yeast rolls, dripping with a caramel-pecan topping.
Oh my goodness… these pecan sticky rolls are so delicious! They are a wonderful treat to enjoy (occasionally) over a cup of morning coffee or tea! I found this easy recipe in the user manual for my bread machine years ago. After making them ONCE, I decided this was a “keeper” recipe, and have enjoyed making these rolls many times since then.

The method used for making pecan sticky rolls is very similar to making cinnamon rolls (with only a couple changes). Here’s how to make them:

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Make The Dough In A Bread Machine OR By Hand

I made the dough in my bread machine. It’s possible to make these even without a machine , and I’ve included directions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post. Make the dough on the DOUGH cycle of your bread machine, or follow instructions to make by hand. When the dough is done, roll it out to a 15×10 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.

The dough is rolled out into a large rectangle.
Spray a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan with non-stick spray. In a small bowl, mix the topping ingredients (melted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and pecan halves). Spread this mixture all over the bottom of the baking pan. The rolls are baked on top of this sticky butter pecan mixture, and then flipped over, which lets all the gooey topping drip down and coat the sweet rolls.

Prepare The Pecan Sticky Rolls

Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread 2 teaspoons of softened butter over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Roll up the dough tightly (starting at the LONG side), and seal the edges when done. Cut the pecan sticky rolls into 1 inch slices, then arrange them in the baking pan on top of the caramel-pecan mixture.

Let The Dough For The Pecan Sticky Rolls Rise

Cover the pan with a dish towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size. Shhh- here’s a secret! I actually put them outside on top of our jacuzzi to rise, because it was a really hot day!

Pecan sticky rolls in pan rising in a warm place!The dough for the sweet rolls has risen, and is now ready to bake.

Bake, Then Invert The Pecan Sticky Rolls!

Once the rolls have risen, bake them (uncovered) in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes, until golden brown. As soon as they are done, remove the pan from the oven and immediately INVERT the pan onto a heat proof serving platter. Let the pan stay inverted (upside down) for a minute, so that yummy caramel-pecan topping can drizzle all over the hot rolls. Now you can see why they are called pecan sticky rolls!

Remove the pan from the inverted rolls, and spoon any excess topping onto the tops of the rolls. Let the pecan sticky rolls cool just a bit before serving them! The recipe makes 14-15 rolls… and they are wonderful. Sweet, full of cinnamon, and sticky… just the way we like ’em.

Sure hope you will give this recipe a try! If you enjoy this, be sure to check out my recipes for homemade cinnamon rolls or cinnamon roll crescents. Yum! You can also find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a great day.

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Author's signatureRecipe Source: Oster Deluxe Bread & Dough Maker User Handbook, published 1994, Sunbeam-Oster Household Products, page 55

Pecan Sticky Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 55 mins
 

If you like Cinnamon Rolls, then you'll love these scrumptious homemade Pecan Sticky Rolls! Raised yeast rolls, dripping with a caramel-pecan topping.

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan sticky rolls
Servings: 14
Calories Per Serving: 294 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Dough:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons reg. active dry yeast OR 3 teaspoons bread machine yeast OR quick acting yeast
For Spreadable Filling (to spread on rolled out dough)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , softened (to spread on rolled out dough)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (to spread on rolled dough)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (to spread on rolled out dough)
For Caramel-Pecan Topping:
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves
Instructions
  1. Place all dough ingredients ( into bread machine and select DOUGH cycle. (If making by hand, see NOTES section for directions).
  2. Spray a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with non-stick spray
  3. In a medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup melted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and pecan halves. Mix well. Spread this in the bottom of the baking pan.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the spreadable filling (1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon). Set aside.
  5. When dough is ready, roll it out to a 15x10 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread the 2 Tablespoons of softened butter over the surface of the dough, all the way to the edges. Sprinkle the buttered dough with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, all the way to the edges.
  6. Roll up the dough very tightly, beginning at the long (15 inch) side of the dough. Tuck in the ends and pinch the dough into the roll to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough roll into 14-15 one inch slices. Arrange the cut slices on top of the pecan mixture in baking pan. Cover with a dish towel, and let rise in a warm place for about an hour (or until dough has doubled in size).
  7. Once dough has risen, place the uncovered pan in a preheated 375 degree oven. Bake rolls for 22-27 minutes (mine took 25), or until they turn golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert (flip over) the entire pan onto a heat proof serving platter (or tray). Don't remove the pan for about a minute or so, because you want all that sticky caramel-pecan topping to drip onto the rolls. Remove the pan after a minute or so, and spoon any remaining topping over the top of the rolls. Let cool slightly, then serve!
Recipe Notes

If you are NOT using a bread machine: In a LARGE mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast into 1 cup warm water (not hot). Let sit for about 5 minutes to make sure it bubbles (meaning the yeast is good). Add/mix in the egg, and the softened butter. Stir in the flour, sugar and salt. Mix ingredients very well. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface (for about 10 minutes) into a large ball, using lightly flour-dusted hands. Spray a LARGE bowl with non-stick spray. Place dough ball in bowl. Flip the dough over, to coat it with the spray from the bowl. Cover dough with dish towel. Let rise in a warm place for about an hour (or until doubled in size). Once dough has doubled in size, continue with recipe, as directed.

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Sticky Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Learn how to make homemade hamburger buns from scratch! The recipe makes 15 buns, which are perfect for burgers and other sandwiches!Learn how to make homemade hamburger buns from scratch! The recipe makes 15 buns, which are perfect for burgers and other sandwiches!
To be truthful, my first thought when I saw a recipe for making homemade hamburger buns was WHY? Why would anyone want to go to all the trouble to make their own, when you can just run to the store and buy them fairly cheaply? Then I realized the answer. Because we want to learn how, and simply because we can. That’s it. Why not learn something NEW?  So, I tried my hand at making them.

For me I realized that I simply wanted to try making my own (for the very first time), and that alone was enough reason. I did it JUST BECAUSE I WANTED TO LEARN. I’m glad I learned how to make them. These hamburger buns were really good!

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Make The Dough For Homemade Hamburger Buns

Start by mixing up the dough in a stand mixer. It’s easy. You can also mix the dough by hand, if you don’t have access to a stand mixer. Really. It’s not that hard.

Homemade Hamburger Buns / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Once a dough ball has been formed, cover the dough and let it sit in a warm place for half an hour.

Homemade Hamburger Buns / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
After half an hour, the homemade hamburger buns dough has risen, and should look similar to this:

Homemade Hamburger Buns / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Shaping The Dough

Pull off pieces of dough (15 total), and then shape each piece into a ball in your hands. Stretch the seams of the dough under, to the bottom of the ball.

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Place the dough balls onto a couple of large cookie sheets, leaving some space in between each one. Cover the dough balls with parchment paper or aluminum foil (I used foil). Once they are covered, put another cookie sheet on top of the foil. This will help the buns not to rise too much.

Homemade Hamburger Buns / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Press down a bit on the top cookie sheet, which helps to flatten out the dough balls. Let the dough balls rise (with the foil still on top) for another 45 minutes.

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Prepare The Dough For Homemade Hamburger Buns For Baking

After the homemade hamburger buns (dough) have risen again, cut an X onto the top of each bun with a very sharp knife. Only cut slightly through the top of the dough and  NOT cut all the way through.

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Brush the tops of the dough balls with an egg wash (egg and milk). By the way, I hope you appreciate my “very much USED, GNARLY cookie sheets” (victims of too many recipes). After the hamburger buns are brushed with egg wash, sprinkle them with sesame seeds.

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Bake The Homemade Hamburger Buns

Bake the hamburger buns in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until they are light brown in color. Aren’t they CUTE?

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This is what they look like on the inside, after being sliced and on the outside. They look pretty good, don’t they?

Homemade Hamburger Buns / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
The only thing left to do is grill some burgers, and enjoy these homemade hamburger buns! They are wonderful (the buns AND the burgers)!!! If you need a couple side dishes to go with the burgers, may I suggest serving some delicious potato salad, crispy homemade french fries or onion rings? YUM!

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Maybe you like to try new recipes, too (like me!). If you do, I hope you will give this recipe a try! I think you will enjoy these hamburger buns. Here’s to a summer full of good BBQ’s!

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Homemade Hamburger Buns / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2010/08/hamburger-and-hot-dog-buns.html

Homemade Hamburger Buns
Prep Time
1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 55 mins
 
Learn how to make homemade hamburger buns from scratch! The recipe makes 15 buns, which are perfect for burgers and other sandwiches!
Category: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade hamburger buns
Servings: 15 buns
Calories Per Serving: 164 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups multigrain flour
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups hot tap water
  • 2 cups white all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg + 2 Tablespoons milk (beaten lightly - to brush on top of buns prior to baking)
  • Sesame seeds (optional), for sprinkling on top of buns prior to baking)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl (or bowl of an electric stand mixer), combine the instant yeast and multigrain flour.
  2. Add vegetable oil granulated sugar, and salt.
  3. Stir in the white flour and the hot tap water. If using mixer, mix until dough forms ball that pulls away from sides of bowl (several minutes). (If using your hands, mix ingredients together to work everything together. Knead dough lightly to form ball).
  4. Once dough ball has been formed, cover bowl, set aside and let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into equal sized pieces, by squeezing off portions. (the number of buns is dependent on how large or small you make them. If making small (slider size) buns, you should get close to 2 dozen. If making larger buns, expect to get around 15 or so. Shape the dough into balls, stretching the dough so most of the "seams" are on the bottom of the ball.
  6. Place dough balls onto two cookie sheets. Leave a couple inches between each one. Place a layer of parchment paper or aluminum foil on top, to cover. Place a cookie sheet on top of paper or foil. Press down with the top cookie sheet to help flatten out the dough balls. Remove top cookie sheet, but leave paper or foil on. Let the dough rise for about 45 minutes.
  7. Remove foil after dough has risen. Bake in a preheated 400 F degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the buns are golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven; let cool a bit, then serve!
Recipe Notes

I made the buns larger than slider size, so this recipe yielded 15 buns.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bun)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 315mg14%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cranberry-Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones, with a sweet citrus glaze, are a perfect breakfast treat or snack! They’re delicious, and the easy recipe makes 8 scones!Cranberry Orange Scones, with a sweet citrus glaze, are a perfect breakfast treat or snack! They're delicious, and the easy recipe makes 8 scones!
One of my flavor combinations is that of oranges and cranberries. That flavor combo has been a favorite of mine for years, which is why I LOVE these cranberry orange scones!

That same flavor combo enhances these amazing, absolutely yummy Cranberry-Orange Scones! I’ve been making these for years and years, and absolutely LOVE them!

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Making Scones From Scratch Will Save You Money

I love making scones, because they are a wonderful breakfast treat or afternoon snack, especially with a good cup of coffee or tea. Scones are made often in our home, because they are so delicious, quick, and easy to prepare. By making cranberry orange scones at home, I can save lots of money by NOT buying them at a coffee house. Have you seen how much ONE scone costs nowadays?

This recipe makes 8 scones, and is budget friendly. The cranberry orange scones freeze well, so you can have one any time you want, for a fraction of the cost of BUYING 8 scones! By making them at home from scratch, I also can know exactly what is in them! THAT is another winning combination, in my humble opinion!

Other Scone Recipes On This Blog

If you enjoy a good scone, you might be interested in some of my other scone recipes. These scone recipes include:

Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Blackberry, Banana Nut, Chocolate Chip Orange, Lemon Cream, and Gingerbread.

These, and additional scone recipes can be found in the Recipe Index at the top of the page.

Collage of scones on this blog, including this one for cranberry orange scones.

Process For Making Scones

If you would like to see pictures of the “process” of how to make scones, I would invite you to view my post for Chocolate Chip Orange Scones, which I posted last year, for pictures of the “how-to’s”.

It is very detailed and will show you how simple it is to make scones, step by step! Follow the pictures for the process, and you’ll be a master scone baker, making these delicious cranberry orange scones in NO time! This recipe for Cranberry-Orange Scones is very similar, and follows the same process. I simply didn’t take any pictures (except the finished product) while making this particular scone.

The finished cranberry orange scones, with a mint leaf garnish, ready to eat!

All that said, these Cranberry-Orange Scones are DELICIOUS, and I sure hope you will give them a try! You’re gonna LOVE them!

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Cranberry-Orange Scones
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
These delicious Cranberry-Orange Scones are perfect for a breakfast treat, or an afternoon snack! Yum!
Category: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange scones
Servings: 8 scones
Calories Per Serving: 395 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Scones:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 cube) unsalted butter, very cold
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel (finely grated; I use a micro-plane zester)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 egg white + 1/2 tsp. water
For Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (can always add more if you need extra)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract (I use it for enhanced flavor, but optional)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 3-4 teaspoons orange juice (to make glaze painting consistency)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In a food processor (or cut in by hand with a pastry blender in a large bowl), mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and chilled butter together until well combined.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, orange juice, vanilla, and grated orange peel. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture; combine till fully blended. Stir in dried cranberries until fully incorporated into dough.

  3. Pour the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough with floured hands until the dough comes together...(continue to sprinkle the dough and surface with additional flour as needed, as dough is usually fairly "sticky"-I usually do this 3-4 times).

  4. Shape dough into an 8" circle with your hands. Using a pizza cutter or very sharp knife, cut the scones into 8 equal-sized wedges.  Mix the egg white and water together in small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with this mixture.

  5. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place wedges on baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes (mine are usually ready at the 20 minute mark), or until golden brown on top. When done, remove scones from oven to a wire rack, with foil or parchment paper underneath.

  6. When scones have cooled, "paint" the glaze on with a pastry brush (glaze is made by mixing up the ingredients listed, in a small bowl). Completely cover the tops of the scones with the glaze. Let scones cool until glaze has hardened. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry-Orange Scones
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maple Twists

Maple Twists are delicious, made from scratch, maple-glazed pastry rings! The recipe makes 3 pastries (24 servings), so there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy!
Maple Twists are delicious, made from scratch, maple-glazed pastry rings! The recipe makes 3 pastries (24 servings), so there's plenty for everyone to enjoy!
I recently stumbled upon a recipe on the internet for Maple Twists that really intrigued me. I love the flavor of maple, so how could I go wrong with a maple glazed pull-apart breakfast pastry ring, especially one as cute as this?

As an added bonus, this recipe makes 3 pastry rings! (I froze two of them for another time, and one was eaten… quite quickly, I might add). Because the recipe makes 3, it is a perfect item to make for a large family, a brunch or to take to a potluck!).

This is a great “pull-apart” pastry ring, so you can grab one or two twists and enjoy them with a cup of good coffee or tea! Seriously good, AND they were actually kind of FUN to make.

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How To Make Maple Twists

First, I made the streusel (easy!) and set it aside while I made the dough.

Streusel topping is made for maple twists.
Next I made the dough, and let it rise for 45 minutes. Here it is before rising.

Dough for maple twists sits to let it rise before making pastries.
After dough had risen, I divided it into 3 equal pieces, and formed each piece into a ball. Then I rolled each dough ball out into a 12 inch circle. The dough was then placed it on a sprayed baking sheet (or on lightly sprayed parchment paper on a baking sheet).

Dough for maple twists is divided into 3 pieces, and rolled into circle.
Add The Filling To the Dough

When I took these next couple of pictures, I took them while dough was still on my cutting board… oops! PLEASE put the dough circles on baking sheet BEFORE doing the next steps (trust me-much easier!) Spread each of the dough circles with the streusel mixture. Spread it out as thinly as you can.

Streusel mixture is spread onto each of the maple twist dough circles.
Take something that is 2 inches across (I cut off the bottom of a small dixie cup), center it on top of the dough circle and press down slightly. Leave an indentation in the dough (without going all the way through).

Paper cup is used to make a two inch circle indentation in center of maple twists.
Using scissors or a pizza cutter, cut the dough circles into 16 equal sized wedges. Cut from the outside edge of the circle in. Stop at the indentation you made in the dough previously.

Each pastry is cut into 16 pieces.
If you look closely you can see where the slices stopped at the middle circle indentation.

Maple Twists are sliced into 16 wedges, but center of dough is not cut.
Twist And Turn The Maple Twists!

Now comes the FUN part! Carefully lift up each wedge, and twirl it 5 TIMES and then flatten the end down a bit so each wedge stays twisted. I literally counted every single twist. 1..2..3..4..5! It’s a tiny bit messy, but kinda fun!

Do this for each of the pastry rings! I used both hands, but for this picture, I had to snap the pic, so you get one freakishly pink set of fingers only!

Each wedge of maple twist dough is twisted several times.Time To Bake!

Once all are twisted, cover rings with plastic wrap and let them rise again for about an hour, then bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-22 minutes (mine took about 20). This is what the maple twists look like prior to baking.

Maple twists are ready to go into oven.Make The Maple Glaze

While they are baking, mix up the maple glaze (Easy!) The ingredients are simply mixed together to form a nice topping!

Maple glaze is mixed to brush onto the baked maple twists once done.
This is what the maple twists will look like once removed from oven. Let them cool down for about 5 minutes BEFORE you put the glaze on them.

Maple twists, fresh from the oven, before glazing.Glaze The Baked Maple Twists

Put aluminum foil UNDER the baking rack (to catch drips. After they have cooled for 5 minutes, drizzle the maple glaze over the top of each of the twists.

Use a pastry brush to help spread the glaze out, on each of the warm maple twists. Re-use any glaze that has dripped onto the foil. You want to get it all on top of these pastries.  Don’t they look good enough to eat? YUM.

Maple glaze has been brushed onto the pastry twists.
That’s it. Delicious, and full of maple flavor! Remember to wrap the maple twists really good after they have cooled completely, if you wish to freeze them. It was fun for me learning how to make these wonderful Maple Twists. Sure hope you will give them a try!

Looking For More PASTRY Recipes?

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Maple Twists
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 48 mins
 
Maple Twists are delicious, made from scratch, maple-glazed pastry rings! The recipe makes 3 pastries (24 servings), so there's plenty for everyone to enjoy!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple twists
Servings: 24 (total of 3 pastry rings)
Calories Per Serving: 155 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Dough:
  • 2 .75 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Maple extract (or Mapleine imitation extract)
  • 1 egg
For Streusel:
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Maple extract (or Mapleine imitation extract)
For Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk (I used 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maple extract (or Mapleine imitation extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Make the streusel: Combine streusel ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Make the dough: In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter on low until very warm (but not too hot or boiling!).
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer using a dough hook, place the warm milk/butter mixture. Add 1 cup of flour, granulated sugar, salt, yeast, egg, and the maple extract. Beat on low for a couple of minutes, then add the rest of the flour, in 1/2 cup increments, until dough is completely mixed together. Knead this in mixer for 5 minutes. Remove mixer bowl; cover with plastic wrap, and let dough rise in a warm place for 45 minutes (until it doubles in size).
  4. Once dough rises, remove it to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 3 equal-sized pieces. Roll into a ball. Roll each dough ball into a 12 inch wide circle. Put each dough circle onto prepared baking pan (sprayed with non-stick spray or covered with parchment paper that has been lightly sprayed). Evenly distribute streusel topping over each circle, spreading it as thin as you can to the edges.
  5. Use a 2" sized cup (or other instrument); press gently down; make a circle indentation in center of each circle. Do not cut all the way through.
  6. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife; cut each circle into 16 equal sized wedges. Cut from outside of circle to the indentation mark.
  7. Carefully lift each "wedge" or section. Twist it 5 times, then press end down, so dough stays twisted. Twirl each section the same direction, using same process. Once done, cover each pastry circle with plastic wrap; let dough rise again for an hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Uncover pastry rings, and bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-22 minutes. (oven times vary, so check it at 18 minutes. Mine took 20 minutes). The pastry should be golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Let cool for 5 minutes before glazing.
  9. While pastry is cooling down, whisk together glaze ingredients. Place aluminum foil under wire rack (to catch drips); after twists have cooled for 5 minutes, drizzle the glaze over the top of each pastry. I also used a pastry brush to brush the glaze across the top. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Most of the prep time is "inactive" time, waiting for dough to rise.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Twists
Amount Per Serving (2 strips)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade “Everything” Bagels

Enjoy some delicious homemade everything bagels (New York style) that are made from scratch, boiled, and then baked until chewy and golden brown!Enjoy some delicious homemade everything bagels (New York style) that are made from scratch, boiled, and then baked until chewy and golden brown!

Last week I decided to try another homemade bagel recipe I found on Pinterest. This time I decided to make Homemade Everything Bagels… chewy, boiled-then-baked bagels. These bagels are topped with a mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, minced garlic and dried onion on top.

The original recipe I found only used sesame and poppy seeds, but I added dried minced garlic and dried minced onions for a true “everything” bagel taste. YUM!!!  This recipe makes 8 delicious bagels! Believe it or not, chewy New York style bagels are actually fairly easy to make. Most of the prep time is spent hanging around, waiting for the dough to rise.

I decided about a year and a half ago to make my own bagels, to learn HOW to make bagels, and save some bucks by making my own. I’ve ended up making quite a few varieties of bagels since then.

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How To Make Homemade Everything Bagels

Here’s what you do to make these homemade everything bagels:  First you make the dough. It didn’t take long at all in my good ol’ stand mixer.

Dough for the bagels is made using a stand mixer.
Mix the dough up, cover it, and then let it rise in a warm spot for about an hour. So far pretty easy, right?

Once dough is mixed together, it is removed and covered while it rises.
After an hour, you can see that the dough has risen to nearly double it’s original size.

Bagel dough has risen to double it's original size.
Flatten the dough with a good punch, to deflate it. The dough is flattened to remove air bubbles and then it needs to rest for 10 minutes.

The dough is punched to deflate it after rising, and placed on flour covered work surface.
Shape The Homemade Everything Bagels

Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, then form each piece into a ball. Using your fingers, open a hole in the middle of each dough ball. Let the dough rest for another 10 minutes.

Homemade everything bagel dough is shaped into 8 portions.
Make The Everything Seasoning To Top The Bagels

While the bagel dough is “resting”, make the “everything” topping by combining sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced garlic, and dried onion in a small bowl. Once mixed together, set the mix aside.

Everything toppings are mixed together for the bagels.
Boil the Bagels

Before boiling the bagels, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Once the dough has finished “resting”, place bagels, two at a time, into a large pan of lightly boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, then flip and cook the other side for 1 minute.

Bagels are boiled for a couple minutes before baking.
TIP FOR TURNING BAGELS: Use two chopsticks to flip the bagels. One on the outside, one in the middle. Works like a charm!

Chopsticks were used to flip bagels during the boiling process.
Top The Boiled Bagels With “Everything” Mixture

Once bagels have been removed from water, place them on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the wet bagel with the spice mixture, lightly pressing the mixture into the dough to adhere. Finish boiling the remaining bagels using the same process, until all are done and topped with spice mixture, and ready to bake. 

Boiled bagels are topped with everything mix before baking.Time To Bake The Homemade Everything Bagels

Bake the bagels in 425 degree oven for 22-26 minutes (or until golden brown). Remove the cooked bagels to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve, and enjoy! They taste wonderful with butter and/or cream cheese.

The finished, baked homemade everything bagels are ready to eat.Time to eat these delicious bagels.

If you want to slice and toast the bagels after cooking, be sure to do this under an oven broiler, and not in a standard toaster (because of all the toppings!).

Hope you enjoy these bagels. If you enjoy homemade bagels, be sure to check out my recipes for NY Style blueberry bagels, cranberry orange, and jalapeno cheddar bagels. Other bagel recipes can be found in my Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a great day!

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Recipe Source: http://deliciouslyyum.com/two-hour-bagels/

Homemade "Everything" Bagels
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
1 hr 52 mins
 

Enjoy some delicious homemade everything bagels (New York style) that are made from scratch, boiled, and then baked until chewy and golden brown!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade everything bagels
Servings: 8 bagels
Calories Per Serving: 241 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour (plus additional for kneading the dough)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 Tablespoons Poppy seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced dried garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried minced onion
Instructions
  1. Place a dough hook onto a stand mixer. Into the bowl of the mixer, add yeast, sugar, flour and salt (in that order). Pour the warm (110 degree) water slowly into the bowl, with machine on low and mix on low for 3-4 minutes to fully incorporate the ingredients together. Once fully combined, increase the speed on the mixer to Medium. Continue kneading the dough on Medium speed for 10 minutes.
  2. Lightly flour a large work surface. Punch down the dough to deflate it, and remove it from the mixer bowl to the floured surface. Cover dough with dish towel; let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Dive the dough into 8 equal sized pieces. Using your fingers, flatten each dough ball (to help get rid of air bubbles). Roll each piece into a ball, working the seams toward the underside of each ball with your fingers. Press your finger through the middle of each dough ball, Stretch the hole out a bit, as you form the bagel shape. Place each formed bagel onto parchment paper (or lined baking sheet). Let them rest for another 10 minutes (it's HARD work being bagel dough!)
  4. While the dough is "resting", mix the topping ingredients together into a small bowl. Add more, as desired. Set topping aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil, then reduce heat to a simmer/low boil.
  6. Carefully put two bagels at a time into the lightly boiling water. Cook for 1 minute. Flip the bagels over; cook for another minute. Remove to baking sheet. While bagels are wet, sprinkle the top with spice mixture, pressing lightly to adhere spices to bagel.
  7. Repeat process with remaining bagels until all are done, and ready to bake.
  8. Bake bagels at 425 degrees for 22-26 minutes (my oven took the full 26 minutes). Bagels should be light golden brown when done. Remove bagels to wire rack to cool slightly, then serve.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade "Everything" Bagels
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 513mg22%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* 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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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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