Friday breakfast (though it should probably be called lunch since I ate closer to noon than breakfast time) was Baked Eggs with Spinach and Bacon. The recipe is from a blog called Oven Love via my Pinterest Cooking Board. The recipe called for crisp-cooked bacon, spinach, cheese, eggs, and a little cream. What's not to love?
I want muffins! That's what I said to myself Saturday night around 10pm. Since it was 10 o'clock at night and I wasn't even hungry, I did not make muffins, but I did look at some muffin recipes so I could make some for Sunday breakfast. I chose the Perfect Blueberry Muffin recipe from Smitten Kitchen as my base and then mixed it up a bit. I made these back in March when I was out in Bodega Bay for my aunt's birthday weekend. They turned out really well. I think everyone enjoyed them as there was only 1 left after brunch that day. I, however, don't care much for blueberries. I don't actively dislike them, but I'd rather have any number of other flavors than blueberry. The base muffin recipe was great though, a little sweet but not too sweet and with a soft and slightly spongy texture so they don't fall apart easily. I thought I'd try making them again but with some other fruit than blueberries.
This worked out well since I don't have any blueberries on hand, so I couldn't have made blueberry muffins even if I wanted to. In fact, I didn't have any fruit except some frozen peaches. Hmmm, I thought. Peach muffins sound promising. I followed the recipe closely with the exception of substituting chopped frozen peaches for the blueberries and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour.
Still, even though these aren't the best muffins, they satisfied my muffin craving. They will probably be even better tomorrow morning split open, toasted, and topped with a little butter. This recipe is a good muffin base recipe and would be good with many combinations of fruits and flavorings. I'm thinking maybe vanilla with raspberries, cranberry-orange, or almond with apricot jam swirled into the batter. Anyone have a favorite muffin recipe they'd like to share?