Think of all the great smells and tastes we associate with the holidays. Since breakfast is that all-important first meal of the day, why not take all that great holiday cheer and incorporate it into memorable muffins? From sassy to sweet, naughty (in a manner of speaking) to nice — Spice it up your way with the following list of holiday muffins:
Sugar-and-Spice Muffins by A Pinch of Joy. This treat has a little sugar and a little spice – what could be a more perfect blend for the palate? Check them out. The muffin’s ingredients include ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg or others in this flavor vector.
Oh She Glows features Vegan Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins.The recipe uses whole-grain spelt flour, but if preferred replace it with gluten free flour, pumpkin, blackstrap molasses, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup… and much more. Get ready, because your place is going to smell like a gingerbread house!
Reviving Traditions presents Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins or are they cupcakes? Frost this special treat and you’ll have yourself a Gluten-free Gingerbread Cupcake. These feature date puree or figs… you choose. There’s a wonderful combination of shredded coconut, oats, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, molasses, maple syrup and coconut oil added too.
Candy cane muffins? It is the holiday season after all. Let’s live a little! Happy in Dole Valley Blog presents Whole Wheat Peppermint Muffins. If you are a fan of peppermint like me then you are going to love this traditional whole wheat recipe that takes its flavor from real peppermint extract and, of course, candy canes. For more decadence, consider adding a cream cheese topping.
Eggnog Muffins by Mother Thyme. These eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg muffins are a great addition to any holiday breakfast festivity. The secret ending touch is the eggnog glaze made with confectioners sugar and eggnog. Thinking a little naughty? I imagine these could even be further enhanced with rum to replace the vanilla.
How to Make Sober Fruitcake Muffins by Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen. This recipe includes packs all of a traditional fruitcake’s components including: typical fruits, nuts, cherries, pineapple, candied citrus peel, pecans and raisins into a flour base. The base can be easily transformed into a gluten free recipe too.
Brown Sugar Plum Muffins (Vegan version and can be made Guten Free too) by The Full Helping Blog. This recipe includes applesauce, granulated organic brown sugar, almond milk and of course plums into a flour or gluten free mix. Add a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.