These muffins are my favorite on a cold winter morning, because they have just a hint of sweetness . . . and a savory, warm, "holiday" kind of taste. I have mentioned before how my Aunt Kristie sent me a surprise package in the mail when we lived in Arkansas: it was a wonderful and beautiful cookbook called 1 Mix, 100 Muffins, by Susanna Tee. [I just found out she has a new book called Whoopies! and it is on my Christmas wishlist,
Growing up in a family of eight kids, we didn't have muffins very often, but whenever we did have them, it was always with hot cereal. It has always seemed incredibly opulent to me to have a breakfast in which muffins are the main (or only) course. Consequently, I don't really eat muffins without Cream O'Wheat or oatmeal or hot cracked wheat cereal.
|If you don't like Cream O' Wheat, know that I feel |
sorry for you. From the bottom of my heart.
But muffins make my breakfast special. And my square muffin pan pushes "special" to "amazing."
If you want to try out something new for breakfast, this is a great muffin to get you started. I also think they're a great complimentary treat for hot cocoa.
|Square Muffin Pans use regular old muffin liners--when you fill them|
with muffin batter, they form into the shape.
|Like so . . .|
|Out of the oven and ready for dusting.|
|Winter wonderland . . .|
|My kids love it when I get out the muffin rack.|