Apple Muffins

More muffins! I’ve been eating them every morning before taking the T to get to the gym at work so I need something as ‘mini breakfast’, ‘pre breakfast’ or ‘breakfast part 1’ whatever you want to call it, otherwise I’m starving at the gym.

Recipe from here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar + more for the top
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon + more for the top
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • 2 cups apples, grated (I used 3 granny smith apples)

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 400F.

2) In a large bowl whisk the sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour.

3) In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, milk and butter.

4) Mix the wet into the dry. It will be quite dry now.

5) Add the  apple in and mix.

6) Add the batter to the muffin pan, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.

7) Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

8) Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Apple Muffins

Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

I had 1/2 cup of pumpkin left and I wanted to find a way to use it up. I also have tons of carrots, so…

Recipe taken from here, but changed a bit.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup carrots (1 medium carrot)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 350F.

2) Beat the pumpkin, brown sugar, oil and egg.

3) Add the carrots and mix.

4) Add the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and mix.

5) Add to a muffin pan (no need to butter).

6) Bake for 15 minutes.

I found them best heated with butter on top.

Carrot Pumpkin Muffin

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Recipe taken from here. Great addition to breakfast during this time of the year.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

1) Combine all the ingredients!

Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 TBSP milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 mini tortillas/1 tortilla
  • cheese

Directions:

1) Heat the oil to medium in a large pan.

2) Add the bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes.

3) Add the green onions and cook for 2 minutes.

4) Put the eggs, milk, salt and pepper into a cup and mix.

5) Pour into the pan and scramble.

6) heat the tortillas in a toaster oven or oven.

7) Add the eggs and cheese to the tortillas.

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Breakfast Bowls

Recipe taken from here, made into two servings.

Ingredients:

  • 3 potatoes, cleaned, pealed, chopped into cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • red pepper powder/flakes
  • butter
  • 4 eggs
  • salsa
  • cheese

Directions:

1) Heat the toaster oven to 400F/200C.

2) Mix the potatoes with salt and pepper and olive oil.

3) Place the potatoes on tin foil and in the toaster oven for 40 minutes, until cooked though.

4) Remove and let cool while you cook the eggs. Place into baking tin(s).

5) Melt the butter in a pan.

6) Scramble the eggs in a bowl or cup with salt and pepper and add to the butter.

7) Cook until almost done.

8) Add salsa on top of the potatoes, then eggs then cheese.

9) Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Raspberries have been super cheap (well, in retrospect of the amount you get vs other fresh fruit in Korea) recently so I wanted to make a few things with raspberries in them. My boyfriend has also been getting on to me about using up the chocolate bars in my freezer before he eats them all (there’s 3 big bars…or was…). Recipe taken from here.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar + more for the tops
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup oil (not olive)
  • 1 tsp vanilla or rum (or any dark liquor)
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup raspberries

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 425F/220C or toaster oven to 200C.

2) In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

3) In a medium bowl mix the eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, and brown sugar.

4) Add the milk, oil and vanilla/rum and mix.

5) Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, being sure not to overmix.

6) Add the chocolate chips and mix a bit more.

7) Add the raspberries and fold in, trying not to break them.

8) Pour into baking tins.

9) Bake for 5 minutes, before lowering the heat to 375F/170C or toaster oven to 140C and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the tops are browning.

10) Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from baking tins.

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Banana Walnut Cinnamon Muffin

I looked at about muffins and bread recipes and came up with this. Made for potluck so of course it is in Tupperware already.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Bacardi 151 (or vanilla, I don’t have vanilla and you can substitute vanilla with dark rum or brandy)
  • 1 3/4 cups wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

1) Preheat the oven to 350F/175C or toaster oven to 140C.

2) Mix the bananas with the brown sugars and egg.

3) Add the butter and Bacardi 151.

4) Add the flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon and mix slowly so the flour doesn’t fly everywhere.

5) Add the walnuts.

6) Add the batter to baking tins and bake for 20 minutes.

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