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Banana Muffins Made with Mayonnaise

by on December 2, 2013 · 11 comments

Sir Kensington's Mayonnaise

Today’s muffins are made with Sir Kensington’s, a fancy mayonnaise made with cage free eggs, sunflower oil and citrus. To be honest, it’s really too exquisite to use in baking, but I received a free sample for review so I didn’t mind testing it in muffins. If you happen upon it at Whole Foods, you’ll […]


Published on December 2, 2013
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I found this recipe today while having my morning coffee and reading about the melting properties of shortening. It was on Crisco Canada, but what drew me in wasn’t the shortening (I used oil), but the pancake mix. I’ve made plenty of scratch sour cream coffee cakes, but was curious to see how a pancake […]


Published on September 29, 2013
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Oven Ready Bran Muffin

We like our bran muffins dense and grainy, so these days I almost always use recipes that call for wheat bran rather than bran cereal. I used to buy it in the bulk section, but our grocery store moved it to the baking aisle where it’s now sold in a Hodgson Mill box. At first […]


Published on September 15, 2013
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pumpkin streusel muffins

For Mother’s Day, Fuzz gave me a bottle of Penzey’s pumpkin pie spice along with a request to make some pumpkin muffins. Because she picked such a sweet present, I took her up on her offer and made a batch of what is currently our favorite pumpkin muffin recipe.  It doesn’t call for any crazy […]


Published on May 18, 2013
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Cream Cheese Filled Pineapple Pound Cake Muffins

Today’s creation resulted from my attempt to use up half a can of crushed pineapple that had been hanging out in the refrigerator. At first I was going to make regular pineapple muffins, but since I  eat baked goods during the day rather than at breakfast, I decided to go with something a little more […]


Published on April 22, 2013
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Cranberry Orange Muffin

Today’s recipe is made with White Lily, a soft wheat  flour popular in the South.  For the past few weeks I’ve been using all-purpose, but this week I switched to self-rising White Lily and am loving the results. In America, it seems that most bakers use all-purpose flour mixed with a combination of baking powder […]


Published on March 11, 2013
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Apple Pie Muffins

by on November 13, 2012 · 5 comments

apple pie muffin

I’ve been craving apple pie for the past few days, but since I don’t have enough people around to help me eat it, I baked a batch of these apple flavored muffins. They may not be quite as good pie, but they did the trick. Hopefully Fuzz will like them, too. She doesn’t care for […]


Published on November 13, 2012
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Wild Tree Avocado Chocolate Muffin

For the past year I’ve been baking and cooking with grapeseed oil – not exclusively, but “on and off” in pan-frying and baking. It has a high smoking point, so it doesn’t smoke and splatter in the skillet, and I’m convinced its viscous quality helps lock the moisture into baked goods.   As far as health […]


Published on August 30, 2012