Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Magic Muffin

During the first week of Spring it snowed three times in Richmond. What's so Spring-y about that?! When big fluffy flakes started falling down two Sunday's ago I got a hankering for baking. Luckily my Foodie Penpal, Holly,  from March sent me an awesome muffin recipe with ingredients to make a few of the variations.

Have you heard of The Magic Muffin Mix? I had seen this on Pinterest before and was extremely intrigued. When Holly sent this to me I was excited to give it a try. Seeing the snow outside I knew that going for the chocolate chip mix was going to exactly what I was looking for. Gooey, melty, chocolate chips sounded like the perfect accompaniment to a snowy end to to the weekend.

Find the pin on my "I Pinned It, Then I Did It" board!

The first thing I loved about this recipe is that it makes eight muffins. I hate when I bake and end up with 24 servings of something. Far too tempting in a household of two! This is a perfect amount for Mr. Charming & I to enjoy throughout the week.

I didn't have any Stevia, but found some Splenda leftover from my days when I thought it was God's gift to earth. I figured I'd use it up and then will stock up on some more natural stuff. It made the batter super sweet, so next time I might go a little easier on the sweetner. Also, I went with a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, I think 3/4 would have been way too many for how much batter this makes.

Muffins are a treat I really do enjoy but I have this stigma of staying away from pastries and baked goods for breakfast. They always contain far too many calories, sugar and carbs and barely any protein. I'm trying to shake this delusion from my mind as I know there are plenty of ways to "healthify" breakfast baked goods and I like to mix things up with my meals. Here are some recipes I've found that I'd really like to try out:

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins
Double Chocolate Chobani Muffins from Dinners Dishes and Desserts
Chia Seed Quinoa Muffins from Eat Yourself Skinny
Low Sugar High Protein Lemon Raspberry Muffins from PopSugar

Do you enjoy baked goods/pastries for breakfast? What are your favorite kinds of muffins?


Lisa said...

I have those same cupcake liners, haha. I prefer the Martha White mixes because I am lazy.

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Little Miss MBA said...

This is awesome! I will have to try this out. I recently bought the SELF Drop 10 Diet Cookbook and made some Apple Quinoa muffins from it and loved them. I'll have to try these and some of the others you posted as well!

Courtney @ Little Miss MBA