Blueberry Basil Cornmeal Muffins

So even though these muffins have the longest name ever, they are such a delicious combo that leaving out any of those things just wouldn’t do. While the basil may seem like the odd man out it truly isn’t - it's one of those additional flavours that don’t overwhelm, but basically just makes you stop and think - hmm, what is that taste? It’s just so good!

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Sausage + Pea Breakfast Muffins

A complete meal all in one convenient muffin! The perfect on the go breakfast for your busy mornings.

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Sausage + Cheese + Peas - seriously what more do you need in a breakfast right! I personally tend to be more of a fan of savour things and when it comes to breakfast I am a strong believer that sweets don’t belong.

So when it comes to muffins I kinda think that savour is a better way to start the day. Now, this is certainly not to say that I don’t love a sweet muffin, but they tend to be more of a mid-day snack that a morning kick start. So that is where these muffins come into play.

I don’t know about you but most mornings there is barely enough time to get ready let alone eat a full breakfast, so why not one that can be easily taken to go and gives you all the things you need to get you through the morning. It’s like a muffin version of the classic breakfast sandwich + peas.

Now perhaps peas seem like an odd choice but hear me out.

  • They are bright and cheery and everything savour needs some freshness

  • Peas contain just about every vitamin and mineral that you need, so while you may not be getting a full serving in every muffin, even a little bit helps right!

That being said, if that still didn't convince you, you can totally leave them out or sub them for something different. Zucchini, corn or carrots would all be equally delicious - I just think that any time you can sneak some veggies then you are winning!

So do yourself a favour and make a batch and keep them on hand for when you need them - your mornings will thank you!

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prep time 20 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 40 minutes

servings 12

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

1/2 cup melted butter

2 eggs

1 cup frozen peas

1/2 lb breakfast sausage

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 and line your muffin pan with 12 paper liners.

In a small frying pan place breakfast sausage and cook through breaking into small pieces as it is cooking. Drain onto a paper-towel-lined plate and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cheese - stir to combine. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture then add in milk, melted butter and lightly beaten eggs. Using a large spoon stir until just combined then add in peas and sausage and stir until mixed through (be sure not to overmix).

Divide evenly between 12 paper liners and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

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Apple Pecan Streusel Muffins

These apple pecan streusel muffins are better than what you get at the bakery. Whip up a batch and make your mornings yummy all week!

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Are you team breakfast or team no breakfast? For most of my life, I have been absolutely team no breakfast, but that certainly doesn’t mean I haven’t always enjoyed a yummy muffin.

Lately, I have been having a tough time figuring out muffin flavours and combinations. I’ve infused with tea, filled with chia seeds but nothing has really been all that spectacular. I guess my lesson for today is that sometimes you just need to stick with the classics, I mean if people have been making things a certain way for hundreds of years perhaps there is a reason.

Now, this is certainly not to say that I’m going to stop trying all the weird combinations because we all know every once in a while one works and when it does - it’s so good. But for today we're staying old school.

Apple Pecan Streusel Muffins - such a classic right! The tart apple and crunchy nuts are perfect and with the streusel top, it’s that perfect bit of sweetness. So if you usually hit up a bakery or coffee shop on your way to work in the morning switch it up and make your own - the bakery may miss you but those few extra minutes of sleep you can enjoy makes it totally worth it!

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prep time 20 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 40 minutes

servings 12

Ingredients

Muffins

2 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup butter melted

1 1/2 cup grated apple

1/2 cup chopped peacans

Streusel

3 tbsp flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp cold butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 then prepare a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, sugar and salt. Toss in grated apples and chopped pecans until fully coated.

To the dry ingredients add eggs that have been lightly beaten, melted butter and sour cream and stir until just combined. Evenly divide the batter between your paper liners.

In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the streusel using a pastry cutter or 2 forks. Sprinkle streusel over the muffins then bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan then allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.

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