3 Unexpected Muffin Recipes

Flavour to the rescue! Skip the blueberries and choc chips this weekend and take a walk on the wild side with these unusual muffin recipes. We scoured old family and friend recipes to come up with these artisan muffins which are certain to get your mob talking and munching. The trick with getting them to try some is to not tell them what is in them until after. Get out your muffin trays and give them a go!
1. Tawny Muffins – 384 calories per 100g, 12 muffins
There is nothing quite like settling down to enjoy a coffee with a Tawny Muffin. The strong flavours might not be for everyone but if you like bold sticky richness you will love these digestive treats for grown-ups.
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/3 cup black coffee
1/3 cup Tawny Port
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
½ cup bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup chopped pecan nuts
Directions:
Lightly oil a muffin tray and pre-heat the oven to 190C. Put the first six ingredients into a bowl and mix well, then add the remaining ingredients until just mixed. Distribute the mixture for 12 muffins in the tray and bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with a hot drink or a glass of tannin-rich wine.
2. Rice Carrot Muffins – 297 calories per 100g, 12 muffins
The flavours and textures of these sesame, carroty, ricey muffins will keep them coming back for more. Don’t expect a savoury muffin, but they are not sweet.
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup low-fat milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
½ cup browned sesame seeds
½ cup cooked rice
1 cup grated carrot
1 ½ cup flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
Directions:
Lightly oil a muffin tray and pre-heat the oven to 200C. Put the first six ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until they are just mixed. Distribute the mixture into the tray and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve when still warm (not hot!) for max flavour.
3. Sausage Corn Muffins – 316 calories per 100g, 15 muffins
Feel outdoorsy with these filling, flavoursome treats, great for lunchboxes.
Ingredients:
1 ¼ cup low-fat milk
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup flour
1 cup fine cornmeal
15 cocktail franks
Directions:
Lightly oil a muffin tray and pre-heat the oven to 200C. Put the first four ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients except the sausages and blend until just mixed. Distribute the mixture to make 15 muffins and put a sausage into the middle of each one. The mixture should be firm enough to hold the sausage upright. Bake for 15-20 minutes. These taste good when cool or at room temperature.
Try one of these recipes to go back to a time when muffins were not cupcakes. When muffins had roughage and wholesome textures. If you are not quite up to baking this weekend but you know someone who is, why not share these recipes on Facebook? Just click the button below to post it on your page!
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