Though they are an ancient superfood, it seems like chia seeds are finally getting some attention! High in protein, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s — what's not to love about chia? Just one ounce (about two tablespoons) of chia seeds provides 11 grams of fiber, four grams of protein, 177 milligrams of calcium, and 4.9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Read on to learn ways to add more chia seeds to your life.
Welcome back to the fourth annual 12 Days of Edible Gifts series. Today's treat: corn muffins with a seasonal twist of pear and candied ginger.
I'm crazy for corn muffins in general — I love the sweet, savory flavor and the hearty texture — but I especially love them as edible gifts because they're so versatile. Incorporating seasonal fruit and spiced with festive candied ginger, these muffins act as a sweet treat but aren't technically dessert. They'd make a yummy breakfast on Christmas morning or a grab-and-go snack for holiday house guests.
For a homey bakery vibe, pack a dozen or so muffins in a box lined with pretty napkins and tied with a bow. Get the corn muffin recipe now.
An unending supply of fresh berries is definitely one of the highlights of Summer. It's fun to eat them fresh, but the amount of recipes you can make with them is staggering. For a home cook this is pretty close to paradise. From muffins to cocktails — and even pizza! — here are 12 healthy berry recipes that we've got in heavy rotation this season.
This year St. Patrick's Day falls on a Wednesday, which means your family will be rushing through the school and work week and lucky if you remember to wear green tees (seriously, don't forget that kids pinch!). If you're too busy chasing a pot of gold to make a whole St. Patty's Day spread, add a little semi-homemade green treat first thing in the morning with healthy muffins decked out with a pinch of green.
These tiny morsels can be made the day or night before and are healthy enough you'll feel OK serving them at the top of the morning for breakfast. I chose a mix and decorated them in advance with my tots. For the recipe and suggestions, read more
I have a collection of vintage muffin tins that I adore but rarely get around to actually baking in. Is this the case at your house, too? Maybe it's time to take the muffin tins out of the kitchen and transfer them to another part of your home. Take a look at a few ideas for using them around the house.
- Use tins for organizing jewelry.
- Use them for molds for handmade bars of soap.
- Organize sewing pins and other supplies with a tin.
- Try a muffin tin for organizing bits and bobs in your junk drawer.
- Use it inside an office desk drawer for holding paper clips and other supplies.
- Use it to make round crayons out of old ends of crayons for your art projects.
- If you don't have a toolbox, store screws, nails, and picture hanging hardware in a muffin tin.
- Use a tin for organizing garden seeds or bulbs when you're ready for planting.
Have another idea for using muffin tins? Share it in the comments!
Lots of moms like to think out loud and heatherkorn26 is one of them. In her latest post on her blog, Belle Style Family, the avid baker shares a muffin recipe that packs in whole grains, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Looking for a great tasting way to add in Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber to your kids diet? My kids love these muffins and I know that they are good for them! These muffins are great for breakfast, snacks or special treats and are packed full of whole grains and fiber that will keep your kid running healthy all day long while the Omega-3's are brain power at school or on the field! I hope your family enjoy this recipe as much as my family!
After the turkey, nothing says Thanksgiving quite like stuffing. The delicious combination of moist bread and seasoned vegetables is unlike any other dish around. The fact that most people only enjoy it once a year makes it even more addictive.
Although some hate on Rachael Ray for giving her dishes wacky names, I've always been a fan of her "stuffing muffins." The individual sized portions of stuffing have a crispy exterior and succulent inside. Unlike some stuffings, this one doesn't include any meat; instead it pairs apples with onions to create a flavorful base.
Cook them in the muffin tins, or for a fun alternative, do what I did and bake them in mini muffin tins. The resulting stuffing bite pops in your mouth and is great served as an appetizer. Learn Ray's method after the break.
Here, OnSugar blog Between the Bread teaches us how to turn banana walnut muffins into adorable sandwiches.Last weekend, I decided to bake, a very rare occurrence for me: banana walnut muffins designed to fight PMS! Though they definitely tasted healthy, they were yummy enough to put me in a good mood, moist and flavorful. Of course I couldn't resist making at least one of them into a whoopie pie-inspired muffin sandwich, slicing it across the middle and icing it with fromage blanc from Cowgirl Creamery. How cute is that?
Ever since I saw this muffin top pan ($19.95) on Serious Eats the other day, I can't seem to get it out of my head. The author of the story, a self-professed muffin-bottom lover, employs the pan to make other things, like individual quiches, gratins, and tarts. I, too, have never really understood the allure of the muffin top, but after reading the descriptive uses for the pan, I kind of want one. What do you think of it?
Lately, as part of an effort to increase our budget for Summer travel, my sweetheart and I have been forgoing restaurant breakfast and brunch on weekends in favor of making our own. Last Sunday, we made his favorite breakfast tart, but this week, I'll be taking advantage of the heaps of blueberries at the farmers market with home-baked berry muffins. I'll either make a traditional muffin recipe or mash blueberries up and include them in the batter for enhanced color and flavor. Get your mornings off to the right start when you read more