Saturday, April 24, 2010

Breakfast Gems

Hello hello! Welcome to the 3rd day of the E-Recipe roundup from the Breakfast/Brunch contest I'm helping Shelby host from The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I'm very excited about today's recipe because I actually made this one! Well actually it is because it sounded like a great recipe to have on hand, and it sure was. These gems came together in a matter of minutes and everything was mixed in the same bowl. Love that! Nan of Nan Cooks shared her recipe for Breakfast Gems. She made these muffins during her freshman home economic class in the 70's. I'm sad to say.. I still wasn't around but I'm sure it was a great decade! ;)

Mine look a bit rustic ;)
My dad really liked these. I had 18 muffins made and within 24 hours they were all gone. So you know these were well liked. They reminded me of a fresh biscuit. Not too sweet but flaky and melt in your mouth kind of muffin. The added fruit spread in the middle gave it the perfect sweetness. I made some with black cherry and apricot. I couldn't taste the crushed pineapple, but I think that what makes these muffins super moist. Nan recently shared her muffins on her blog once again and added some changes like coconut. Great idea!

I had to spread a little crunchy peanut butter on mine. Delicious!

You can get the recipe HERE for Breakfast Gems.

Hop on over to Shelby's blog to check out her post and photos for Breakfast Gems. Come back tomorrow for the 4th recipe!



Nan said...

Hi there, I'm Nan on NanCooks....I enjoyed your description of why you liked my muffins. I stopped eating muffins awhile ago because they were always so dense and icky sweet and huge, and at home I generally used a mix (naughty, naughty, I know...) which wasn't good, either. When I baked these again, for the first time in probably 30 years, I was amazed and how light and healthy they tasted. I am planning to put organic coconut oil for part of the fat next time I make them.

Diana's Cocina said...

I like rustic! These look perfect. I really like black cherry and apricot.

Nan said...

The recipe also can make a square coffeecake, just scatter the dollops of jam over the surface. A bit simpler than muffins.