Wednesday, February 15, 2012

day 251: buttermilk spice muffins

this is a good muffin to have butter with

day 251 and we have ALL been filling up on some very tasty, but not so healthy, valentine's food!  today it's time to get back on track and start with some healthy eating again.  i while ago i pinned 15 healthy muffin recipes from family go to my recipe must do's board on pinterest.  i figured these recipes would come in very handy for the peeps morning teas.  there were lots of yummy looking options and while they aren't the healthiest recipes i have ever seen, they are better than store bought because at least their are no additives and preservatives in them.  definitely worth trying them out and overcoming my fear of muffin making ... i have made some absolute rocks in the past~!

i settled on the buttermilk spice muffins as my first try ... i had all the ingredients and some leftover buttermilk from the red velvet cupcakes, i figured it was a sign ;)  AND almost no heavy machinery for this creation today, the arms get a work out with the whisk instead ... except for the topping which uses the food processor, even i couldn't think of a way to get around using this appliance.  i always look at a muffin recipe and think "what could possibly go wrong?"  they always look so easy to make and yet they are so hard to get right and taste delicious.

as with all muffin recipes i followed this one according to the instructions without deviation. they were made and ready for the oven in 15 minutes which was nice, they dishes with the food processor weren't so nice, but the topping did look so good :)

the batter that i tried not to over mix!

the crumbly topping ... tasted really nice actually!

the finished muffins ... see what i mean about the topping

outcome:  as far as muffins go, i think these are probably just ok ... the topping didn't stick to the muffins, so if you do make them, press the topping in as opposed to just sprinkling a tablespoon over like i did.  they tasted really nice, not spectacular but definitely not chooky food ;)  i don't know that i will make this recipe again simply because of the topping and because the actual muffin was a little on the dry side so needed butter .... but seriously, this could be just my ability to make muffins ... i kid you not, i am a total tragic when it comes to making muffins.  i think i will try their lemon raspberry muffins next ... i will not give up on muffins ... YET!

my thanks to family go fro the healthy muffin recipes, while this one probably won't be done again, there are 14 others still to try :)

still to come today, a sneak peek at some of the goodies in my new zealand box give away ... so keep those comments coming :)


MaryAnne said...

Raspberry lemon sounds LOVELY. Need to try some of those recipes!

Jen W. said...

Must find you my pumpkin muffin recipe - super yummy and perfect as you head into autumn! :)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

definitely need your recipe for muffins jen, sounds perfect