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Selection of easy and delicious muffin recipes. Including chocolate, fruity and healthy muffins, there will be something here for everyone.
The muffins are all quick to make and they use simple ingredients. The kids will love to have these muffins packed in their bags for school.
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Muffins are a great snack. They are the perfect thing to have with a tea or coffee or even for breakfast. There is something incredibly tempting about a delicious fresh hot muffin.
Then there are muffins that you make yourself. Those you can eat directly out of the oven and that’s when the taste sensations really kick in.
These muffin recipes will satisfy all your muffin cravings. They contain, fruit, chocolate and sometimes a bit of both.
One thing is for sure and that is if you love your muffins, you are going to want to try each and every one of these muffin recipes.
What Is The Difference Between a Muffin And A Cupcake?
It can be easy to confuse a cupcake and a muffin. They both look pretty similar and of course they are both incredibly tasty.
However, a muffin IS NOT a cupcake.
Cupcakes are simply miniature cakes whereas muffins are miniature breads. Cupcakes and muffins have a noticeable texture difference which is due to the difference in the mixing of the ingredients and the ingredients themself.
Cupcakes are made by creaming the butter together. This creates a smooth and fluffy texture. Muffins on the other hand is briefly beaten and remains lumpy.
You will also often see cupcakes have various creamy toppings, whereas muffins do not. The difference of flavor in the muffins is always within the muffin itself. You may sometimes see a tiny cream cheese topping on the muffin, but never a major frosting like you will see with cupcakes.
Muffins are also deemed to be healthier (which is not always the case!). However it is not unusual to see a muffin as a breakfast option, whereas you would never see a cupcake on a breakfast menu.
13 Easy Muffin Recipes
1. White Choc Chip Muffin Recipe
Source: Smart Party Planning
White chocolate chip and banana is a match made in heaven. This white choc chip banana muffin recipe will be a favorite for the kids lunch box’s.
2. Choc Chip Banana Recipe
Source: Bindy Bee
Love another version of the choc chip muffins? These ones are made with milk rather than white chocolate and are just as delicious.
3. Double Chocolate Muffins
Source: Upstate Ramblings
It’s pretty hard to resist a chocolate muffin, but when it’s a double chocolate muffin it’s even harder. This muffin recipe is rich, creamy and oh so chocolatey.
4. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Source: Simply Suzanne’s At Home
These Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are simply mouth watering.
Not only does the lemon muffin sound incredibly moreish, but I really love the streusel topping that Suzanne has placed on top. Simply delicious.
5. Dark Chocolate Cherry Muffins
Source: Flavors by Four
Prefer more chooclate chip in your muffin? Not a problem.
Chocolate and cherry’s together are always a bit indulgent, so it’s time to take that indulgence into the muffins.
6. Apple Nutella Swirl Muffins
Source: Doing Splendid
Another awesome flavor combination is apple and Nutella. It will be hard to resist this combination and these muffins are something that you can really sink your teeth into.
7. Blackberry Muffins
Source: Home Made Interest
These zesty lemon muffins combined with delicious blackberries is simply delicious. The muffins are then topped with a sweet lemon crumble which makes them look even more tasty.
8. Blueberry Banana Mini Muffins
Source: Smart Party Planning
These Blueberry Banana Mini Muffins are perfect for the kids lunch box’s. A little bit of fruit and a little bit of fun all rolled into one.
9. Crispy Coconut and Orange Marmalade Muffins
Source: So Much To Make
These Crispy Coconut Orange Marmalade Muffins are oozing with juicy goodness.
The coconut and orange combination sounds amazing.
10. Banana Bread Muffins
Source: Raia’s Recipes
For something a little bit different, how about these Banana Bread Muffins. Made with honey rather than sugar, they are the perfect “go to sweet” that are still delish.
11. Banana Bread Carrot Muffins
I love banana muffins and I love carrot cake, so these Banana Bread Carrot Muffins sound like a real treat.
12. Flaxeed Carrot Apple Muffins
Source: Pancake Warriors
For a delicious yet healthy muffin, why not try these Flaxeed Carrot Apple Muffins. Being super healthy means they get bonus points!
13. Date Muffins
Source: Smart Party Planning
These delicious date muffins are also a healthy treat. They don’t contain any extra sugar which makes them perfect to pack for the kids at school.
How To Make Muffins Light And Fluffy
If you find that your muffins always tend to be heavy and dense, then you might like to try a simple fix.
Having the eggs and butter at room temperature before you begin to make the muffins will help the mixture to form smoothly. The smooth mixture traps the air and this is what helps to make the muffins light and fluffy when they are baking.
Another thing to remember is not to overmix the batter. Over mixing will cause the mixture to become dense and heavy, so as soon as the ingredients look mixed together, stop!
How To Store Muffins
The best way to store muffins is to leave them in an air tight container for 3-4 days. They are best eaten fresh, but can certainly be kept for a few days. You will however notice that the muffins become a little dry after a couple of days.
One thing to remember is NEVER store your muffins in the fridge. The cool temperature of the refrigerator changes the texture of the muffins and dries them out. No-one want to eat a dry muffin!
Don’t worry though, because a batch of muffins never really lasts that long anyway!
If you want to make the muffins to be eaten at a later date, then they can be placed in the freezer for up to 3 months. Ensure that the muffins are placed in a sealed bag.
If you love your muffins, then I hope this selection of muffin recipes has given you a few new ones to try. They are certainly tasty and the fact that you can eat them for breakfast makes them an all round winner.
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