Monday, April 16, 2012


Had to make these little gems, spice muffins!  This recipe comes from a blogger friend, Michael Ann at  The Big Green Bowl. Go visit Michael Ann she has a lot on her blog.   These muffins are big, filled with a variety of spices from the spice rack. And quess what,  they are gone.... I did add the topping which I am not really sure made any difference. They are full of taste.  Serve these warm with butter or cream cheese. Enjoy and happy baking my friends, this recipe will be added to my recipe box.  Thank you Michael Ann.    

2 cups flour
2/3 cups sugar
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
1 egg
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
1/4 cup currants or raisins, optional     (I added 1 cup of raisins)

Topping   (optional)
1/4 cup flour
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/4 stick of butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
I used my little Black and Decker food chopper, pulse all the ingredients and then sprinkle over the tops of the unbaked batter. 
Spray or line 12 muffins cups. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes clean.  Allow to rest in baking pan for about 5 minutes.  Then remove to wire rack and cool.   
In a medium bowl add all the dry ingredients and whisk them together to combine.  In another bowl add the egg, cream, milk, melted butter and raisins.  Whisk this together then add the dry ingredients and whisk just enough to combine.  Do not over-mix.  The muffin cups will be full, so you could get 14 muffins if you wanted.  I didn't have any problems or overflows in the oven.   Just big muffins were made!   

Happy Baking,  Andi

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  1. I love spice anything--these do look delicious. I might add some dates. Dates are my new favorite addition!
    Glad I found your blog, can't wait to follow you.

  2. Mmm. I am going to pin these later today. These look fabulous! Come, share them at Must Try Monday. I'd love to have ya!

  3. look absolutely nice Andi love these muffins!

  4. What a nice surprise! Thank you, Andi! Your muffins looks wonderful and I'm so glad you liked them. Our tastes are so in sync, I had actually thought about adding a streusel topping too! I love that you tried it, I will have to try that next time. I just made a streusel topped banana bread! It was a new recipe and it turned out GREAT. Never thought of that on banana bread. I will post it to my blog next week. Thanks again!!

  5. These sound so good, Andi, and I love toppings on muffins. I checked your Italian wedding soup out, too....yum!! I posted one not too long ago, but yours sounds easier.

  6. These look so moist and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  7. I have a ton of allspice that needs to get used up. I'm making these muffins!

  8. I do love muffins and I'm always on the lookout for a new recipe. These sound like a good breakfast with coffee muffin to me!