Muffins / Scones

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My husband is a muffins man. He says so himself. I must admit that I am fond of muffins myself and often make a whole bunch to freeze. I especially like using over ripe bananas in muffins because banana muffins are my favourite (and my husband's as well). They are also easy to make and keep for quite a long time in the freezer. The most important thing to remember when making muffins is to be careful not to over mix the mixture once combined. Just give it a couple of stirs until the ingredients are just blended (but not too well as the mixture should be ugly and lumpy). If the mixture is over mixed It will result in heavy and flat muffins which are not very interesting. Muffins should be light and springy to the touch. I find that it's best using a silicon baking tray especially designed for muffins. Because I use very little fat in the muffins, it makes getting them out so much easier than using a metal baking tray.

My version is perhaps not very American but who cares as long as it is delicious

American Blueberry and Walnut Muffins

Blueberries are so called "super foods" as they contain a lot of antioxidants. They also contain iron and vitamin C and are therefore very good for you if you are anaemic.

These muffins are packed with fibre and vitamins!

Apple and Bran Muffins

Ever since I was little, growing up in Iceland I dreamt of keeping an apple tree. I love apples and my father always used to slice an apple each night when watching his TV programs.

Super healthy muffins, packed with vitamins

Apple and Raisin Muffins

I love these muffins freshly baked. I often make them when I have apples that are turning slightly soft (past their best).

The joy these muffins can bring to people is amazing!

Banana Muffins

When I was growing up I wasn't allowed to experiment in the kitchen. In fact I was hardly allowed to use any utensils, pots, pans or ingredients.

One of my all time favourite muffins, I absolutely love them

Blueberry and Pecan Muffins

Blueberries and pecans are a match made in heaven (or any other nice place). They are totally meant to be together, especially in muffins.

A great start to your day

Breakfast Muffins

This recipe is inspired by a similar recipe in Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess (if you don't own a copy I recommend buying one, it's a pure joy to read).

The perfect Sunday scones

Carrot and Banana Scones

I love scones. They are easy to make, low in fat and are excellent when popped into the toaster. That means I can take them with me to work and enjoy almost fresh scones.

The classic chocolate muffins with a healthy twist

Chocolate Muffins

When I want to indulge...I make these muffins..and I make them with organic, dark chocolate. They are SO yummy.

These scones are packed with antioxidants

Green Tea and Raisin Scones

When travelling to Japan in 2007 we came across various bakery type places where scones were sold in abundance.

These muffins always remind me of Zanzibar

Mango and Banana Muffins with Pecan Nuts

There is something divine about mangoes, bananas and pecan nuts. Mangoes are used quite a lot in Africa and so are bananas, you see banana trees everywhere.

Fresh and delicious muffins with a spicy twist!

Pear and Ginger Muffins

Pears are a very good source of water-soluble fibre. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, folic acid and niacin.

Lots of vitamins and fibre and tastes delicious as well!

Pineapple and Carrot Muffins

These muffins are perfect for summer and healthy as well. The pineapples are very good for your stomach, containing bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down proteins.

Muffins with a tropical twist!

Pineapple and Coconut Muffins

I thought of naming these muffins Pina Colada Muffins but found it a bit tacky. What do you think? Should I change the name?

These muffins remind me so much of Uganda

Pistachio and Date Muffins

I don't know why I thought of pistachio muffins the day I was sitting by the Ugandan equator in March 2008.

Spicy and festive pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin and Banana Muffins

Pumpkins (the meat) are very high in carotenoids which gives pumpkins their deep orange colour (the same compound as in carrots).

Delightful and sweet muffins with a tangy twist

Rhubarb Muffins

When I have a lone jar of something in the fridge, like a jar of rhubarb jam staring at me for a very long time, I kind of become obsessed thinking about ways to use it.

Absolutely lovely muffins with a spicy undertone

Spicy Carrot and Raisin Muffins

These are lovely and I particularly like the spicy undertone from the nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. These muffins are packed with fibre, antioxidants, iron and more.

Spicy yet sweet muffins

Spicy Orange and Carrot Muffins

I love the spicy aroma that surrounds my kitchen when making these muffins. I absolutely love the combination of orange and spice, it is so divine.

I love scones and they are fairly easy to make

Spicy Scones with Dried Fruits

These were the first scones I ever made (pictured) and they were amazing.