Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Muffins, Recipes, Snack

Spiced Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Muffins, with Chocolate Frosting

As often happens, I found two ripe bananas in the kitchen, and decided to use them as a base for quick muffins. Continue reading “Spiced Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Muffins, with Chocolate Frosting”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Muffins, Recipes, Snack

Spiced Pear Muffins

Spiced pears are one of my go-to quick yet elegant desserts (click HERE for recipe), and a version of them is what I had in mind when I bought some nice juicy pears.

However, I then remembered I still had some leftovers cooked ones already in the fridge, so, very quickly I changed the plan, and decided to bake spiced pear muffins instead. Continue reading “Spiced Pear Muffins”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Vegetables

Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes

With fresh corn season about to end, I chose the next best thing, frozen corn, to make the following tasty mini bakes. Continue reading “Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes”

Cakes and Desserts, Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, Cookies, cupcakes, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Friands with Lime Curd

Friands (mini almond cakes), are one of my favorite quick and easy type of desserts. In a recipe I posted HERE a few years ago, I used cardamom powder in the batter, and served them with lemon curd. This time, I’ve decided to omit the cardamom, and serve them with lime curd – and the result was just as delicious. Continue reading “Friands with Lime Curd”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Hazelnut, Banana and Lemon Muffins

Hazelnuts are a favorite of mine, whether for baking or for savory dishes. Their earthy, somewhat sweetish flavor, and their creamy texture, elevate any dish they are added to. So, it was no wonder I ended up using them when I was preparing to bake some simple banana-lemon muffins, and wanted to give them an interesting twist. Continue reading “Hazelnut, Banana and Lemon Muffins”

breakfast, Brunch, Muffins, Recipes

Pumpkin and Banana Breakfast Muffins

With pumpkins everywhere, and with supermarkets pushing canned pumpkin deals non stop, I somehow found myself purchasing a couple of cans, that I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to use them for. So much for thinking I was a savvy customer, who can’t be influenced too easily!
Even though the canned puree can survive practically forever, I still felt I needed to use at least one right now, and came up with the following muffins. Continue reading “Pumpkin and Banana Breakfast Muffins”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, cupcakes, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Apple, Cherry, Lime and Honey Cupcakes

Quick and easy to assemble and prepare, the following tasty cupcakes will fill your kitchen with wonderful fragrance of honey and lime. Continue reading “Apple, Cherry, Lime and Honey Cupcakes”

breakfast, Brunch, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Apricot and Cardamom Muffins

Apricot season is very short, and on top of it, they tend to soften quickly after buying. So when I ended up with some that started to soften, I decided to bake some quick muffins with them. Continue reading “Apricot and Cardamom Muffins”

breakfast, Brunch, cupcakes, fruit, Muffins, Snack

Banana and Dried Fruits Muffins

While these quick, “all in one bowl”, muffins look somewhat plain, they are loaded with healthy and tasty ingredients, such as banana, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds and spelt flour, – all that is needed to make them a perfect guilt-free snack. Continue reading “Banana and Dried Fruits Muffins”

breakfast, Brunch, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Zucchini-Banana Muffins with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Zucchini season is here and, once again, I bought too many. So I’ve decided to use them in some simple  and nutritious muffins. Continue reading “Zucchini-Banana Muffins with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Chocolate Chips”

Brunch, Muffins, Recipes

Banana, Blueberries and Applesauce Muffins

When I ended up with some ripe bananas and blueberries that looked better than they tasted, I’ve decided to use them to bake these tasty muffins. Continue reading “Banana, Blueberries and Applesauce Muffins”