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Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins with Chocolate Crumble

Fresh blueberries and luscious cream cheese are combined in these delicious blueberry cream cheese muffins, topped with a scrumptious chocolate crumble!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins with Chocolate Crumble

Growing up, and still to this day, Blueberry Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast menu items! I took this version of the classic muffin to a whole other level, possibly to a whole other menu!

These blueberry cream cheese muffins are so decadent, they could easily be mistaken for dessert (or if you are me, 3 nights last week, they actually were dessert!)  Yeah, I just admitted that 😉

When I took these muffins out of the oven, the blueberry was bubbling out of the chocolate crumble topping and my mouth immediately began to water!

While I will always love my Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins, they are now tied for first place with these delicious little treats!

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Maple Candied Bacon Bread Pudding Muffins

Maple candied bacon adds a scrumptious sweet and salty flavor to these delicious bread pudding muffins, easy to make in under an hour!

Maple Candied Bacon Bread Pudding Muffins Recipe

One of the benefits of being a food blogger is that you can easily leverage delicious food in exchange for things. Things such as an early Saturday morning ride to a friends birthday party in exchange for delicious bread pudding muffins!

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Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These gluten free coffee cake muffins are filled with fresh blueberries and topped with a brown sugar crumb topping for one delicious brunch recipe!

Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Out of nowhere the other day I started thinking about these little coffee crumb cakes I used to take to school for breakfast basically every day as a kid. There were three little bite sized crumb cakes in one little package and they were my absolute favorite!

I haven’t had them in years so I thought I’d create my own at home, adding blueberries and making them gluten free.

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Cranberry Mojito Muffins

Mojito sugar and lime zest are added to these sweet and tart cranberry mojito muffins, making them the perfect unique treat for any breakfast or brunch.

Cranberry Mojito Muffins

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween and I’m sharing a delicious new treat with you!

And don’t worry, it doesn’t take any crazy tricks to make these scrumptious little muffins!

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Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffins

Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffins are dairy free & sugar free. They use honey, dates & olive oil instead of butter or sugar for a healthy, delicious muffin recipe!

Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffins

A muffin with no sugar, no butter and no gluten, sounds too healthy to be good, right?

Wrong!  I substituted natures own sweeteners, dates and honey for sugar, then switched out the butter for super flavorful olive oil.  For the gluten free flour I used Premium Gold’s blend of heart healthy whole grain and flax seed flours.

Carrot Date Muffin Recipe

The funny thing is, this whole “healthy muffin” originated from me being a total hippie and wanting to use the carrot pulp from my Carrot Orange Strawberry juice I made the morning before!

Carrot Date Muffin Recipe

Yes, I’ve been juicing every morning instead of drinking coffee!  No coffee?  What?  I know, I didn’t think it was possible to live without coffee in the morning (especially the first 2 days after going cold turkey on caffeine!)  But, fast forward 10 days and I’m going strong!

I’ve given myself a 30 day challenge to replace coffee with juicing.  Look for a post in a couple of weeks with the results of my challenge, and in the meantime follow me on Instagram Whitney Bond or Twitte: @Whitney_Bond to see what I’m juicing up this week!

Now back to those muffins!

Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffin Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots (shredded or carrot pulp left after juicing)
  • 1 cup dates (pitted and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Combine the carrots and dates in a small bowl.  Add the olive oil and honey.

Carrot Date Muffin Batter

Add the eggs and mix everything together well.

Carrot Date Muffin Batter

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg, then add the carrot date mixture to the dry ingredients.

Carrot Date Muffin Batter

Mix together well.

Carrot Date Muffin Batter

Spoon the muffin batter into 9 baking cups lined inside a muffin pan.

Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffins

Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.

Gluten Free Date Muffins

They’re like little bursts of sunshine deliciousness!

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Date Muffins

There’s so much flavor in every bite, from the sweet dates, to the spicy cinnamon and a little carrot crunch!

Carrot Date Muffins

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Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffins

Gluten Free Carrot Date Muffins are dairy free & sugar free. They use honey, dates & olive oil instead of butter or sugar for a healthy, delicious muffin recipe!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 muffins
Calories 216 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrots shredded or carrot pulp left after juicing
  • 1 cup dates pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Combine the carrots and dates in a small bowl.

  3. Add the olive oil and honey.

  4. Add the eggs and mix everything together well.

  5. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg, then add the carrot date mixture to the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix together well.
  7. Spoon the muffin batter into 9 baking cups lined inside a muffin pan.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Lemon Berry Muffins

Fresh strawberries and lemon are combined in this delicious muffin recipe that’s easy to make for breakfast or brunch in only 35 minutes!

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Before leaving on my Summer Adventure in May, my wonderful Mom purchased me a stoneware muffin pan at a Pampered Chef party she attended in Oklahoma.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to use my new amazing kitchen gadget before I had to pack it into storage for the summer. I knew when I finally got settled in my new home in San Diego I wanted to bust that baby out and put it to work.

I decided to combine two of my favorite sweet and tart flavors into a muffin and thus the Lemon Berry Muffin was born. I ate a couple myself and delivered the rest to my dear friends in San Diego who let me borrow their hammer drill three times to get shelves, TV’s and art work on the walls (which are mostly composed of cement and metal studs) in my new place!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients (makes 9 muffins)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lemons (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (sliced)

Start by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

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Next combine the butter, sugar, milk and eggs, then add in the flour mixture.

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Combine well then add the lemon juice, zest and strawberries.

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Fold all the ingredients together then spoon into the muffin pan.

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Place in the oven at 350° for 25-30 minutes.  Remove when golden and cooked through.

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The great thing about the stoneware is that the muffins cook evenly from top to bottom and slide out easily with no muffin liners needed.

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These are easy to make for breakfast any day of the week!

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Forget traditional blueberry muffins, there’s a new berry muffin in town 🙂

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Lemon Berry Muffins

Fresh strawberries and lemon are combined in this delicious muffin recipe that's easy to make for breakfast or brunch in only 35 minutes!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 muffins
Calories 339 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lemons juice and zest
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, milk and eggs, then add in the flour mixture.
  3. Combine well then add the lemon juice, zest and strawberries.
  4. Fold all the ingredients together then spoon into the muffin pan.
  5. Place in the oven at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.

Passion Fruit Poppy Seed Muffins

Passion Fruit Poppy Seed Muffins are a fun twist on lemon poppy seed muffins and easy to make in less than 30 minutes for breakfast or brunch!

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This Saturday my friend hosted a girls brunch and shop-a-rama.  It’s an event where every girl brings a bag of clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses, etc. that they are no longer using and swaps with their friends for some new-to-you items.

Pair the swap shopping with brunch and mimosas and you’ve got a winning Saturday morning!

Being the resident food blogger I wanted to bring something fun and delicious to the brunch portion of the day.  I had these delicious little passion fruits from the farmers market just waiting to be eaten up!  I decided to turn them into mini muffins for the event.

I added poppy seeds to the muffin mix and used coconut milk instead of regular milk to add an extra touch of sweetness, I then topped the muffins with toasted coconut for a little crunch and a beautiful presentation!

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The result was a sweet, tart, tropical muffin that was a hit at the swap-a-rama!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large passion fruits
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Start by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

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In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar with a hand mixer.

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Or in my case attempt to use a hand mixer to combine the butter and sugar, then experience an epic fail when the $10 Toastmaster hand mixer you’ve been using for 9 years finally decides to bite-the-bullet, take-the-plunge, give up on mixing, pureeing and blending and die.

I’d like to take a minute to remember all the good times I’ve had with this hand mixer over the last decade… and I’m over it, off to Target to buy a new one!

Now back to the muffins. Next add in the eggs, vanilla and coconut milk.

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I literally hand-mixed the batter using the mixer paddles, but you may go right on ahead and electronically blend that together.

Next add in the flour mixture.

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Mix together well, then add the passion fruit and mix with a spatula.

Passionfruit is really easy to work with, you simply cut it down the middle, open it up and scoop all the pulp and seeds right into the batter.

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Next, add in the poppy seeds.

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Mix them in with a spatula then transfer the muffin batter to a large Ziploc bag. This makes it much easier to make mini muffins or even traditional size muffins by simply piping the batter into the muffin tins, rather than trying to spoon it in.

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I placed mine in the refrigerator for the night so that all I had to do when I woke up Saturday morning was pipe the batter into the muffin tins and bake. This is an option if you want to do most of the work at night and hit that snooze button a couple extra times in the morning! 🙂

When ready to bake the muffins, cut a small hole in the corner of the Ziploc bag and pipe the batter into each muffin tin a little more than 3/4 of the way full.

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Next, top each muffin with a couple of shreds of coconut and place in the oven at 350°F for 15-18 minutes.

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They are done when the coconut is slightly toasted and a toothpick inserted through the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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I also got received an awesome tip from a fellow blogger to place a baking sheet (or stone) under the muffin tin so that the bottoms of the muffins don’t get brown…. and it worked perfectly!

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Now these delicious and oh-so-cute mini muffins are ready to go to any brunch party or straight to your kitchen table for a delicious breakfast treat!

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A mason jar is a cute way to transport the muffins or store leftovers!

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If you have any extra passion fruits lying around simply cut them open and scoop a little fresh pulp right on top of the muffin for an extra fresh and tart treat!

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Passion Fruit Poppy Seed Muffins

Passionfruit Poppy Seed Muffins are a fun twist on lemon poppy seed muffins and easy to make in less than 30 minutes for breakfast or brunch!

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48 mini muffins
Calories 80 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 passionfruit
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla and coconut milk.
  4. Add the flour mixture.
  5. Mix together well, then add the passion fruit and mix with a spatula.
  6. Add the poppy seeds.
  7. Mix with a spatula then transfer the muffin batter to a large Ziploc bag.
  8. Cut a small hole in the corner of the Ziploc bag and pipe the batter into each mini muffin tin a little more than ¾ full.

  9. Top each muffin with a couple shreds of coconut and place in the oven at 350°F for 15-18 minutes.

Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

These scrumptious bacon maple muffins are filled with crispy bacon crumbles and rich maple syrup, then topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble.

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

Bacon. Maple Syrup. Brown Sugar. Three things that when combined equal serious tummy satisfaction!

Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

I’ve had bacon maple donuts before, but decided to skip the frying and turn these goodies into bacon maple muffins! Then I decided, why not add my favorite sweet ingredient, brown sugar, to take these muffins over the top!

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffin Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 2 cups and 2 tbsp flour (separated)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Start by combining 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Next combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Next add the flour mixture.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Mix together.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Crumble the bacon and add to the batter.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Mix the bacon in then spoon the batter into lined muffin tins.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

I doubled the recipe and made half large and half mini muffins!

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins

Prepare the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Fold in the butter and use your hands to mix into a course crumble.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Place into the oven for 18 minutes (15 minutes for the mini muffins).

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Crumble Muffins

I am completely obsessed with the way these muffins turned out!  I just love the way the crispy brown sugar shines on top of these amazing bacon maple filled muffins!

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

Oh and the mini version of these muffins were so totally adorable!

Mini Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

 

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Crumble Muffins
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Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

These scrumptious bacon maple muffins are filled with crispy bacon crumbles and rich maple syrup, then topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 9 Muffins
Calories 396 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

  2. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

  3. Combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and combine well.

  6. Add the bacon to the batter.

  7. Mix the bacon in, then spoon the batter into paper lined muffin tins.
  8. Make the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  9. Fold in the butter, then use your hands to mix into a course crumble.
  10. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 18 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon. Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free flour.