Much Ado About Muffins

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I honestly think that there is really no such thing as having too many muffin recipes. In fact, having a nice collection means that I can find a recipe for whatever ingredients I happen to have on hand at the time.

Here are some of the muffin links I have collected, including some great healthy muffin recipes (in red in the list).

Blueberry Muffins

Moist and Light Blueberry Muffins (GourmetGirl)
Double Blueberry Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins (Barefoot Contessa)
Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins (BBOnline) Healthy Choice
Blueberry Streusel Muffins (Canadian Living)
Blueberry Yogurt Muffins (Canadian Living)
To Die For Blueberry Muffins (All Recipes)
Buttermilk Bran and Blueberry Muffins (Recipe4All)
Blueberry Corn Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Blueberry Streusel Muffins (Taste of Home)
Crunch Top Blueberry Muffins (Canadian Living)
Lemon Blueberry Muffins (Taste of Home)
Nova Scotia Blueberry Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins (Daily Adventures)
Blueberry Muffins (Simply Recipes)
Best Blueberry Muffins (What’s Cooking America)
Blueberry Muffin Tops (Epicurious)
Health Nut Blueberry Muffins (All Recipes) Healthy Choice

Carrot Muffins

Spiced Carrot Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Carrot Cake Muffins (Group Recipes)
Carrot Muffins (Joy of Baking)
Carrot Muffins (Fatfree.com) *Healthier Choice
Carrot Muffins (Epicurious)
Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Pecans (Southern Food)
Vegan Carrot Muffins (FatFreeVegan)
Carrot Apple Muffins (Whole Foods) Healthy Choice
Carrot Muffins (etc.)
Carrot Apple Muffins (The PPK) Healthy Choice
Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling (Delicious Life)
Low Fat Carrot Muffins (Getting Fit) Healthy Choice
Zucchini Carrot Muffins (Fitness) *Healthier Choice
Oatbran Carrot Muffins (Fatsecret) Healthy Choice
Oatmeal Carrot Muffins (Everyday Health) Healthy Choice
Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins (Big Oven) Healthy Choice

Apple Muffins

Apple Strudel Muffins (All Recipes)
Stuesel Apple Raisin Muffins (Canadian Living)
Oat and Apple Crumble Top Muffins (Canadian Living)
Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Walnut Streusel (GrabYourFork)
Applesauce Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Diabetic Apple Muffins (Recipe4All)
Best Apple Pie Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Chunky Apple Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Erna’s Apple Pie Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Apple Cranberry Muffins (Taste of Home)
Apple Cinnamon Muffins (BellyBytes)
Sugar Free Apple Muffins (Thats My Home)
Apple Flax Muffins (CoconutLime) Healthy Choice

Bran Muffins

Raisin Bran Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Whole Grain Bran Muffins (Foodie Farm Girl)
Bran Flaxseed Cranberry Muffins (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice
Whole Wheat Bran with Figs and Pecans (Epicurious)
Date Bran Muffins (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice
Buttermilk Bran Muffins (Epicurious)
Bran and Apple Muffins (This Site)
Bran and Currant Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Classic Bran Muffins (All Recipes)
Applesauce Bran Muffins (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice
Bran Flaxseed Cranberry Muffins (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Diabetic Pumpkin Muffins (Recipe4All)
Nana’s Pumpkin Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Fat Free Pumpkin Bran Muffins (Recipe4All)
Dewson Public School Pumpkin Muffins (Canadian Living)
Honey Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (Recipe4All)
Pumpkin Walnut Muffins (Epicurious)
Country Pumpkin Muffins (All Recipes)
Pumpkin Orange Raisin Muffins (Canadian Living)
Easy Pumpkin Muffins (All Recipes)

Fruit Muffins

Pineapple Coconut Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Apricot Orange Muffins (Canadian Living)
Ginger Pear Muffins (Canadian Living)
Peach Poppy Seed Muffins (Canadian Living)
Peach Almond Muffins (Grab Your Fork)
Pear and Granola Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Berry Smash Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Spicy Apricot Oat Muffins (Recipe4All)
Peaches and Cream Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Mandarin Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins (Virtual Cities)
Rhubarb Orange Muffins (Thats My Home)
Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins (Thats My Home)
Low Fat Dried Cherry Muffins (Thats My Home)
Good Earth and Apricot Muffins (Prepared Pantry)
Chocolate Cherry Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Rhubarb Crisp Muffins (This site)
Cinnamon Streusel Orange Muffins (All Recipes)
Raspberry Yogurt Muffins (Thats My Home)
Raspberry Topped Lemon Muffins (SmittenKitchen)

Big Batch Muffins

Molasses Refrigerator Muffins (Recipe4All)
Big Batch Lemon Muffins (Big Oven)
Big Batch Bran Muffins (This site)

Oat and Oatmeal Muffins

Honey Oat Muffins (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice
Fruity Oatmeal Muffins (Canadian Living)
Caramel Oatmeal Muffins (Anne’s Food)
Oatmeal Muffins (Epicurious)
Apple Nut Oatmeal Muffins (And a Cookie for Dessert)
Prairie Honey Oatmeal (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice
L.L. Beans Oatmeal Muffins with Fresh Berries (Virtual Cities)

Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins (Virtual Cities)
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Cranberry Orange Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Cranberry Flax Muffins (Canadian Living) Healthy Choice
Cranberry Upside Down Muffins (Joy of Baking)
Cranberry Orange Muffins (Food Network)
Cranberry Orange Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Cranberry Orange Muffins (Cooking Light) Healthy Choice
Moist Cranberry Orange Muffins (Cooking in a Southern Kitchen)

Banana Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins (All Recipes)
Banana Pecan Muffins (Canadian Living)
Banana Muffins with a Crunch (All Recipes)
Sour Cream Banana Crumble Muffins (Flickr.com)
Banana Chip Oat Muffins (Taste of Home)
Whole Wheat Honey Banana Muffins (RecipeZaar) Healthy Choice
Banana Espresso Muffins (TinyMorsels)
Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins (Epicurious)
Banana Coconut Muffins (Epicurious)
Crumb Top Banana Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Banana Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Banana Bran Muffins (Taste of Home)
Wheat Germ and Banana Muffins (Epicurious)
Whole Grain Banana Muffins (Pinch My Salt) Healthy Choice
Banana Oat Muffins (All Recipes)

Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins (Martha Stewart)
John’s Jumbo Coffee Cake Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Crumb Cake Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Sour Cream Coffee Muffins (BBOnline.com)

Morning Muffins

Mama’s Morning Muffins (VirtualCities.com)
Morning Sunshine Muffins (Canadian Living)
Healthy Good Morning Muffins (RecipeZaar) Healthy Choice
Morning Glory Muffins (All Recipes)
Morning Glory Muffins II (BBOnline)
Low Fat Morning Glory Muffins (About.com) Healthy Choice

Little Bit Decadent Muffins

Pecan Pie Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Jelly Doughnut Muffins (Medicinenet.com)
Black and White Muffins (BakeAnything)
Cappuccino Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Snickerdoodle Muffins (Culinary Concoctions)
Butterscotch Pecan Muffins (Prepared Pantry)
Muffin Tin Doughnuts Muffin (Group Recipes)
Doughnut Muffins (Virtual Cities)
Chocolate Chip Muffins (Epicurious)
Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins (BBOnline.com)
Bread Pudding Muffins (Joy of Baking)
Mocha Muffins (Joy of Baking)
Poppy Seed Pound Cake Muffins (Joy of Baking)
Pecan Pie Muffins (All Recipes)
Butter Tart Muffins (RecipeGoldmine)

Assorted Muffins

Walnut Date Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Maple Muffins (Canadian Living)
Harvest Spice Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Gingerbread Muffins (BBOnline.com)
The Excellent Muffin Recipe (Group Recipes) Healthy Choice
Butternut Squash Muffins (Coconut Lime)
Quinoa Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Chai Latte Breakfast Muffins (Virtual Cities)
Muesli Muffins (Martha Stewart)
Heirloom Raisin Muffins (Recipe4All)
Maple Syrup Muffins (Recipe4All)
Spoon-Bread Muffins (Epicurious)
Best Ever Muffins (All Recipes) – great base recipe for adding any number of other flavours or fruit
Universal Muffin Mix (Group Recipes) – base recipe

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins with Cinnamon Topping (FatFreeVegan) *Healthier Choice
Zucchini Nut Muffins (RecipeZaar)
Zucchini Muffins (Dianas Kitchen)
Super Duper Zucchini Muffins (All Recipes)
Low Fat Zucchini Muffins (Low Fat Cooking)
Whole Wheat Zucchini Walnut Muffins (SlashFood)

Found on Flickr

Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Oat Muffins
Pumpkin Molasses Muffins
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Cranberry Muffins
Doughnut Muffins
Apple Crumble Muffins
Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
Cream Cheese Raspberry Muffins

Muffin Making Tips

Keep a batch of unbaked muffins in the freezer, and you’ll always have breakfast or an afternoon snack ready for the oven. There’s no need to thaw. The batter goes in the paper-lined muffin tin, then into the freezer. Once frozen, the individual cups can be transferred to plastic storage bags. Be sure to bake the batter in a muffin tin, though, to give the muffins shape. (from MathaStewart.com)

When the batter does not fill all the muffin cups in a pan, pour about 1 inch (2.5 cm) water into empty cups to prevent them from burning.

Let baked muffins cool in pan for about five minutes. This allows the still-hot and delicate structure to firm up before being transferred to racks.

Muffins can be stored in freezer for up to two weeks. To freeze, let cool completely before wrapping individually in plastic wrap and enclosing in airtight freezer bag or freezer container.

To warm a muffin straight from the freezer, microwave at High for about 20 seconds. (from CanadianLiving.com)

Be careful not to over-mix the batter when combing the liquid and dry ingredients together. Over mixing results in the development of gluten, which makes for a dense, tough muffin.

For most recipes, it is ok to replace up to half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
No buttermilk in the house? Substitute 1 cup milk plus one Tablespoon of either lemon juice or vinegar. Add to the milk and let stand 5 minutes or so, then use in place of buttermilk in the recipe.

Have a favourite muffin? Let me know about it in the comments!

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2 Comments

  1. Love Banana Coconut Muffins with Pecan crumble to top it all off!

  2. check out the raspberry lemon raspberry muffin on the hurst berry farms website. It’s a family favorite!

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