Are you interested in making the best muffins from scratch? Have I discovered the cookbook for you!
750 Best Muffin Recipes: Everything from breakfast classics to gluten-free, vegan and coffeehouse favorites by Camilla V. Saulsbury is quickly becoming one of my favorite new cookbooks. And I’m not alone. (As I write this the book has a over 30 reviews on Amazon.com and they’re all five stars.)
It’s full of a remarkable variety of both classic and creative muffin recipes from scratch. Once you begin baking muffins from this book, you’ll never have to depend on muffins from a box again.
Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake. They’re a great choice whenever you get the urge to bake because they are so quick and easy.
This is a wonderful cookbook for all levels of bakers. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are 24 pages of full sized pictures of the finished products to tempt you.
All the muffins I’ve made so far have been extremely easy and turned out perfectly.
Favorites to date include the best basic muffins, whole wheat applesauce muffins and Boston brown bread muffins. I can’t wait to try the chocolate macaroon muffins, when I’m feeling decadent.
750 Best Muffin Recipes begins with everything you need to know to master from scratch muffin making including information about key ingredients and essential equipment, as well as baking tips and advice. The author’s writing style is warm and engaging.
Top 25 Classic Muffins: Think basic muffins with straightforward flavors – blueberry, pumpkin and bran – for example.
Breakfast Muffins: Over 80 recipes for muffins that are perfect for breakfast – granola muffins, oatmeal muffins, jelly doughnut muffins – and many many more.
Coffeehouse Muffins: Decadent, special, indulgent and unexpected are words that come to mind to describe the muffin recipes that include caramel apple, blueberry streusel, orange marmalade, coconut almond joyful, pecan pie and cappuccino.
Lunch and Supper Muffins: Recipes for savory muffins that make perfect accompaniments to soups, stews, chili and salads. If you think muffins are just for breakfast this chapter will change your mind. I can’t wait to try the roasted pepper feta, Parmesan, herb and pesto and rye supper muffins.
Farmer’s Market Muffins: Recipes inspired by the local season produce found in farmer’s markets are what you’ll find here. The dozens of options include fresh gooseberry muffins, strawberry rhubarb muffins, chocolate basil muffins and kale toasted walnut.
Global Muffins: This chapter is full of recipes for muffins with flavors from around the world such as rum and coconut, Scottish oat, golden olive oil, sesame ginger, tahini and linzer raspberry almond.
Superfood Muffins: A collection of super healthy muffin recipes including cranberry multigrain, maple squash, zucchini oat and quinoa raisin. This is my favorite chapter so far.
Gluten-Free Muffins: 150 recipes for gluten free muffins, both sweet and savory. Most are made with a gluten free flour blend made from brown rice four, potato starch and tapioca starch that is included at the beginning of the book.
Vegan Muffins: An extensive collection of vegan muffin recipes, both sweet and savory. Tasty options include applesauce raisin, raspberry vanilla, agave, rhubarb, banana, lemon polenta and blueberry.
I think this is a terrific cookbook at a great price written by a gifted writer and recipe developer. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to expand their muffin making repertoire.