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Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins. Zucchini muffs!

Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins

Like more PLEASE. Blue sky bran muffins. I am likely the last person in New York City to learn about Blue Sky Bakery muffins, and it’s all my fault because I wasn’t paying attention.

blue sky bran muffins

Why would you, really? Most coffee shops don’t sell muffins worth noting. You can only audition so many flavorless, greasy, tight-crumbed, massive metallic-tasting muffins before not even looking in bakery cases when you go in for your morning fix. Buttermilk Berry Muffins Recipe. The other morning I found myself gushing to this guy about some muffins I baked.

Buttermilk Berry Muffins Recipe

Josey is my neighbor (ladies, don't hate), and he's super inspiring - fully geeked out on all things flour, seed, and grain. As a side note, when I get him to show me how to make his Dark Mountain Rye Bread, you'll be the first to know. Ginger Pecan Pumpkin Muffins. I have two annual traditions this time of year: I like to watch classic 1960s and 1970s horror movies (the kind heavy on atmosphere and suspense and light on gore), and I love to overdo it on pumpkin-filled foods.

Ginger Pecan Pumpkin Muffins

I just can’t help myself. Along with a warm blanket and perhaps a warm hand to hold, these muffins go a long way in the comfort department. Unexpected textures and flavors really bring it together; the crystallized ginger gives them a fine edge, while the chopped pecans add crunch and a sweet, nutty flavor. Mango Macadamia Muffin Recipe by Meghna. Orange-Date Muesli with Coconut and Cacao Nibs. Save to My Recipes Muesli is a cold porridge of oats, fruit, and yogurt that softens overnight in the refrigerator.

Orange-Date Muesli with Coconut and Cacao Nibs

If you don’t have time to prepare it the night before, don’t worry. You can omit the oats and make a breakfast parfait with the orange (use one large orange), date, yogurt, cacao nibs, and coconut. 2 teaspoons unsweetened flaked organic coconut 1/2 orange, peeled and chopped (about ½ cup) 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice (squeezed from second half of orange) 1 Medjool date, pitted, finely chopped 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1 teaspoon cacao nibs View Step-by-Step Directions Ingredient Info: Unsweetened flaked organic coconut is available at natural foods and specialty foods stores. Strawberry rhubarb pecan loaf. I should apologize for the lewdness of this title—or perhaps you should, for that gutter mind—but I’ve always been endlessly amused by the “put some South in your mouth” logo painted on the wall of the Carolina BBQ joint and frat-boys-living-out-their-glory-days haven, Brother Jimmy’s.

strawberry rhubarb pecan loaf

Really, it’s just about the only thing I enjoyed about the place the innumerable times a certain ex-boyfriend of mine with a ACC basketball bent dragged me there under duress or pleading. The bar’s menu consists things like fried pickles, green tomatoes and corn fritters and something frightening called a “flaming pig pick,” and while I am not one to argue that these are indeed Southeastern flavors, my associations have always been in sweeter, homier places: berry pies, cobblers and pretty much anything that has known, been adjacent to or looked at a pecan in it’s life. Of course, my tweaks just had to involve a splash of booze, but you probably knew that was coming.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pecan Loaf. BAKED OATMEAL WITH APPLES AND PERSIMMONS // TAKING CARE. I love December. Every year, without trying, I get stupidly excited about Christmas – and go at it with the enthusiasm of a six year old who’s acquired a few domestic skills along the way. But with that, though, comes the stress of the season, which gives everything sparkly about this month a run for its money. I am busier than ever this year but I don’t want to let holiday stress cast a dark pall over these next couple weeks, so I spent some time really considering what I need to keep myself from turning into a scrooge.

Oatmeal pancakes. Whole Grain and Nut Pancakes. As I’ve mentioned before, I love to start my weekend off with pancakes.

Whole Grain and Nut Pancakes

Palate/palette/plate. No Time for Breakfast? Nonsense! Take It To Work With One of These Quick Ideas. Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Maple Syrup1 servingWarm porridge no longer has to be made exclusively with oats and wheat; quinoa, with its high protein count, is a fine start to the morning.

No Time for Breakfast? Nonsense! Take It To Work With One of These Quick Ideas

Before cooking the quinoa–which you can do the night before–wash away its bitter coating by rinsing it well; be sure to use a fine-mesh sieve (the seeds are tiny!). Combine 3/4 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until heated through. Transfer to a heatproof container. Top with 1/4 cup fresh blueberries; drizzle with 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup.