cranberry pumpkin millet muffins

granolalola | pumpkin cranberry muffins

This is for all my mama friends (okay, maybe just the two of you), who asked for this recipe. I first made these muffins for a dear friend as “payment” for a luxurious body pillow and other odd gifts she bestowed upon me. Not sure if you are in the know, but pillows are expensive… Let alone one that is crafted to hug your entire body! She asked for something sweet, a small treat per se, for her husband, and these are the gems I whipped up.

It was just before Thanksgiving when I experimented with the recipe, so indeed, pumpkin (and cranberries too!) were quite fitting. I was utterly delighted with their baked goodness. The pumpkin flavor is rich, and the fresh cranberries paired with orange zest are quite the party in your mouth. The crunch of millet and specks of fresh ground cloves throughout are nothing but the… Continue reading

quick & easy honey cornbread muffins

I’ve made these muffins now twice in the last week. And like that super cheesy early 90’s song, I’ve finally found the love of a lifetime… as far as a delicious and easy, super-quick-to-make and incredibly tasty cornbread muffin. I couldn’t be happier!

These muffins have a bit of sugar and honey in them so they are perfectly sweet and wonderfully moist. Toasted or hot out of the oven with a smear of butter, heaven. And since none remain from the last batch I made, I think I know what’s on today’s agenda… making at least another dozen.

The batter takes minutes to whip up, requiring no special tools or gadgets, and they’re beautifully golden brown after just 15 minutes in the oven. Let cool a quick 5 minutes and these honey sweet corn muffins will be on your breakfast or supper table, ready to be gobbled down by… Continue reading


So these popovers. Have you ever had popovers? Fresh-from-the-oven popovers? (Which is truly the only way to have them.) They’re light, buttery and hollow inside, and preparing the batter is the easiest thing ever. You literally pour all the ingredients in a blender and whirl, whirl away. And presto! You have the most lovely, silky popover batter ever. So that’s: measure, dump, crack, pour, lid on, press button, “Oooooo” and you’re done. No scientific sifting, whisking, folding or beating. Just you and your blender and a merry old time.

I might add that it’s worth grabbing a bowl of popcorn, a friend and some stools to sit on, to watch the magic unfold through your oven door as these mighty popovers POP. Seriously, it’s pretty cool. So cool that you’ll feel compelled to call anyone home, into the kitchen, to watch them do their thing. Unfortunately I have no photos… Continue reading