|Jumbo Bakery Morning Glory Muffins|
I was FED UP.
No more dinky cupcake-sized muffins!
I'd been using cupcake tins to make muffins for years, resigned that hearty, weighty palm-of-your-hand muffins only existed in bakeries and coffee shops. I inevitably reached for two at a time to satisfy me the way half of a jumbo bakery muffin did (and does). Plus, it's just way more fun to behold and devour a honkin', crusty-topped muffin, amiright?
Especially when said muffin is actually healthy! Most bakery muffins are made from refined flour and generous amounts of refined sugar and/or, worst of all, inflammatory vegetable oils.
Having now set the stage, you can imagine my utter, boundless delight at discovering that Jumbo Muffin Tins exist on Amazon! Right there in front of my nose, for just a few bucks and in countless variety! I immediately ordered a set and haven't looked back. Instead, I turned to gaze fixedly on my oven, fingers crossed, to see if my Jumbo Morning Glory Muffins were a success.
And Great Caesar's Ghost!!! These Muffins turned out to be my FAVORITE LL Balanced baked good...possibly ever! One bite and I was completely smitten, and so was my husband! He's added these to a small group of recipes that he wishes were magically available in our kitchen at all times. I can't blame him: they are seriously that delicious.
The real magic actually comes from the sheer size of the muffin pans. Because they require a significantly longer baking time than cupcake-muffins, the outside has time to form a nice crunchy crust, while the inside remains impossibly moist. Although they taste decadent and flavorful, you know you're starting the day on a healthy note, in the best way. The varying textures, the heartiness, the protein, fat and fiber from walnuts, apple, carrots and oats—all point to a nutritionally dense muffin. These aren't fluffy muffins (fluffins?); they will keep you full and energized for hours.
If you love traditional Morning Glory Muffins or Carrot Cake, you will be even more enamored with my version (I think!). Although there are a few steps to making them just right, I promise you they're worth the extra bit of effort.