One of the joys of baking is creating new recipes.  We made Butter Pecan Muffins.  Then we decided it was too good not to explore further.  So, we made Cinnamon Apple Walnut Muffins by substituting different ingredients.  Next, we made Raspberry Nut Muffins with White Chocolate Chips.  These are great morning muffins—not so rich with sugar and fat that you think you’re eating dessert instead of a bread.  They are perfect piping hot with butter and a little jam.

We started listing all the different combinations to create more muffin recipes.  We’ll pass the list and instructions on to you so that you can make a thousand different morning muffins.

Using a basic recipe, you can make hundreds, even a thousand different variations.  Just choose your combinations and make the substitutions.

Suggested Flavors

  • Apple
  • Butter rum
  • Almond
  • Vanilla
  • Cherry
  • Amaretto
  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Huckleberry
  • Caramel
  • Butterscotch
  • Brown Sugar

Suggested Inclusions (Chips)

  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • Cinnamon Chips
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Rainbow Chips
  • Raspberry Tidbits
  • Strawberry Tidbits
  • Blueberry Tidbits

Suggested Inclusions (Fruit)

  • Cranberries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Pineapple
  • Golden Raisins

Suggested Inclusions (Nuts)

  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Almonds (Slivered or Sliced)
  • Hazelnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Poppy Seeds

More Instructions

Use the Butter Pecan Muffin recipe that follows as a starting point.  Substitute a flavor and two or three inclusions.  (Usually, you will want to choose a flavor that corresponds with the fruit that you use.)  Mix and bake according to the instructions.

You can use any combination of whole wheat and all-purpose (white) flour.  You can use either brown or white sugar.

There is no spice in this base recipe.  In many recipes, you will want to add one or two teaspoons of ground cinnamon.  If you like, you can add allspice or nutmeg.

With these suggestions, there are 51,408 possible combinations.  It shouldn’t be hard to find a thousand combinations that appeal to you.

See the recipe for Butter Pecan Muffins

See the recipe for Cinnamon Apple Walnut Muffins

See the recipe for Raspberry Nut Muffins with White Chocolate Chips


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