Ideas for extra sweet ingredients for a muffin recipe?
This is for my catering lesson in two weeks or so.
We've been given a simple muffin recipe and we are allowed to add some extra ingredients to it.
We can either add one extra ingredient that would weigh 100g.
Or we can add two ingredients that each weigh 50g.
I had the idea of raspberry and white chocolate but my friend is doing that - that will probably be my backup if I can't think of anything else as she doesn't mind us doing the same recipe.
Please don't suggest chocolate chip muffins as I can guarantee that several people in my class will be doing that I want to be fairly original with my recipe.
Any suggestions for the extra ingredients will be awesome! And preferably sweet ingredients.
- apairofjacksLv 57 years agoFavorite Answer
orange zest and dark chocolate chips, I know you said no to chocolate chips but orange and dark chocolate are really over the top in flavor, try it together and see what you think of it.
How about gorganzola cheeese and pinapple?
apples and toffee?
your friends raspberries would go better with dark chocolate than white chocolate.
what bout instead of chocolate chips shaving some chocolate instead? the flavors will be very similar but the shavings will look nicer in the finished muffin.
how about mango? mango pistachio? don't know how mangoes cook though?
banana and peanut butter chips?
or banana and butterscotch chips?
blueberry peach? almonds n peach?
raisins n peanutbutter chips?
candied carrots and black walnuts? but you would have to candy the carrots ahead of time, other things you can candy is zest of citrus. candied orange zest with the dark chocolate shavings?
candied lemon zest with honey?
I am curious to know what you finally deside on and how it turns out.
- Christin KLv 77 years ago
Try the following recipe---it's very different, but really delicious. And interestingly enough, it's a VEGAN recipe that uses no eggs or dairy! It might sound odd, but it tastes really good. I made these last week.
3 cups of whole wheat flour
1 scant cup sugar—just a little less than a cup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 cup peach jam
1-1/2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/4 cup fresh thyme (SEE NOTE BELOW)
1 cup diced peaches—can use canned in light syrup—drain well, dice small
Honey for drizzling if you prefer
Preheat oven to 400F. Use cupcake liners or grease a muffin tin with vegan margarine or shortening. You’ll need two muffin tins—this recipe makes more than a dozen.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients except thyme and whisk well to blend. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine the almond milk, peach jam and lemon extract. Mix very well to incorporate the jam.
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Fold thyme into mixture, fold in peaches gently. Fill muffin cups to 2/3 full.
Bake for 25 minutes, cool. Makes about 18 muffins.
- NinielAwakeLv 57 years ago
Hard without the base recipe... but will assume vanilla basic batter...
- almonds and lemon zest
- dried cranberries and walnuts
- orange zest and dark chocolate shavings
- RaatzLv 77 years ago
Something with honey. Honey, orange and pistachios?
eta: Candied zest is a good idea and would work in this combo.
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- cassLv 77 years ago
Add one apple and ground cinnamon to the mix
- Apple and caramel
- cherries and white chocolate.