The definitive collection of nutritious, imaginative and delicious muffin recipes.
"750 Best Muffin Recipes" offers a tremendous number of recipes that deliver a wide array of flavors and options for any home chef.
Expert baker Camilla Saulsbury goes well beyond just variations of blueberry and bran muffins. There are nine chapters of innovative recipes: Muffin classics Good morning muffins Decadent coffeehouse muffins Lunch and supper muffins Farmer's market muffins Global muffins Superfood muffins Gluten-free muffins Vegan muffins
All the recipes are fresh and enticing -- clearly as much fun to make as they are to serve or eat. Here is just a sampling: Pumpkin-spice Mocha Stone-ground cornmeal Lemon-lime yogurt Whole wheat applesauce Sweet potato marmalade Maple bacon Cheese grits Peanut butter chocolate chunk Antipasto Pumpernickel Scallion, cranberry and horseradish Wine country grape Vidallia onion Maple-dried blueberry spelt Collard greens and garlic
Home cooks will find a wealth of useful baking tips and techniques with clear instructions and simple steps for every recipe. This is the kind of cookbook that both beginners and experienced bakers will use endlessly.
Camilla Saulsbury knows a little something about food. The Texan holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University and specialized in food studies. Her doctoral dissertation was on the contemporary meanings of home cooking in American culture. A freelance food writer and recipe developer, she has won several of the top cooking competitions in North America, including the $100,000 national chicken cook-off and Food Network's $25,000 "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" for cookies. Her latest cookbook -- she's written 10 -- is titled "750 Best Muffin Recipes" ($24.95, Robert Rose Inc., Toronto) is now available, and if you like muffins, you Her Superfood Muffins for Super-Healthy Kids include Quinoa Raisin, Blueberry Power and Flax Seed Morning Glory muffins. Those designed to be of particular nutritional value for women -- Superfood Muffins for Super Women -- include Olive Oil Citrus Muffins (which the author says also help to make you beautiful), Spiced Yogurt and Fresh Ginger Sweet Potato muffins. Besides the vast number of recipes, as the title promises, the book offers gluten-free and vegan muffins as well as muffins designed for health goals. Saulsbury is passionate about fitness and her recipes reflect that.The book is illustrated with numerous color photos, and the 500-plus pages feature good-sized, readable type. More important, of course, are the muffins. Here are a couple that got my attention.--Irv Dean"Daily Gazette, NY" (01/13/2011)
Honestly, if you have this one on the shelf, you won't ever need to look for another muffin recipe source.--Wendy Burke"Winnipeg Free Press" (03/16/2011)
In my last article I mentioned 14 healthy snacks for kids, one of which was homemade muffins. Beyond blueberry and bran muffins, I have found a book that offers an amazingly creative, tasty, and healthy variety of muffin recipes. This may very well be the only muffin recipe book you ever need: 750 Best Muffin Recipes. 750 Best Muffin Recipes is the definitive collection of muffin recipes! It offers an amazing variety of flavors and options covering many food preferences. The author, Camilla V. Saulsbury, is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. She has won several of North America's top cooking competitions, has made multiple appearances on the Food Network, and has been featured in the New York Times as well as many magazines. They are all easy to make and fabulous to eat! After we make a batch, we put a couple in a glass container in the refrigerator and we freeze the rest, to keep them fresh. When we want one we take it out of the fridge, refilling that container from the freezer when necessary. They will keep in the freezer for a long time. There are 750 amazing muffin recipes in the book and while I can't focus on them all, I wanted to at least mention the superfood muffins, since I think these would be great food options for kids: for breakfast, lunch bags, and snacks! Although there is no exact definition for what constitutes a 'superfood', it is often described as a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being. Wouldn't you love for your child to eat more of these items? I know I would! Here are two superfood muffin recipes from the book that your family is sure to love! Wouldn't you love for your child to eat more of these items? I know I would! This is an absolutely top-notch muffin recipe cookbook; the variety and uniqueness just blew me away! Here are a few other things that stood out to me: Color Photos: There are several gorgeous color photos of some amazing recipes! That's a great place to start when trying a new cookbook! Healthy: I was impressed by several of the categories that promote healthier living such as Farmer's Market Muffins, Superfood Muffins, Gluten-Free Muffins, and Vegan Muffins. Two units of measure: For each recipe, the measurements are in English units and metric. With such unique and gourmet recipes, you could find some wonderful muffin ideas to make for bridal showers, baby showers, or any other party or get together. I really love this book and was thinking that it would make a great gift for many people or occasions: Wedding: Most couples register for muffin pans on their gift registry. Wouldn't it be a neat idea for a gift to buy a muffin pan and this cookbook? Birthday: This would be a great gift for a fellow foodie, or for someone who is hard to buy for, or who already has everything!--Mama Wendy"Parenting Tips 365" (01/26/2011)
If you are looking for a cookbook with rare and very original recipes, this is the book for you.--Simply Being Mommy (12/03/2010)
As January's cold gray days drag on, my thoughts turn naturally to food. Wouldn't a steaming hot muffin go down well right now? If you're looking to add more healthy ingredients to your kids' diets, try out 750 Best Muffin Recipes. Author Saulsbury is also a fitness instructor and personal trainer, and in the cookbook she packs "superfood" ingredients into an array of irresistible, easy-to-make muffins, perfect for kids' breakfasts, lunch bags, and after-school snacks.-- (01/17/2011)
A fun book. Almost everything can be put in a muffin -- according to this book. Breakfast muffins we all know and dessert, too. We don't have muffins to go on soup but there are plenty in this book to go along with soup. I'm looking forward to trying out the Pecan Strawberry Jam muffins with my home made jam. I love that they have Vegan and Gluten Free. One recipe I tried was vegan, but I didn't realize it until later when I thinking about the recipe and about how it didn't have any eggs. They were delicious and not too dense. The global muffin section highlights recipes from all different countries. We even found a Hungarian Hazelnut Muffin. This is a very cool book.-- (01/19/2011)
Stand out feature: That anyone can think of 750 muffin recipes. Ask me and I'm stumped after Banana Walnut and Morning Glory. Who'll love it: Muffin fans. The gluten-free section is large enough to make this worthwhile to those who can't eat wheat. If you try one recipe: Chocolate Basil. Yes, you heard right. Chocolate Basil.-- (01/01/2011)
Quick and versatile, muffins can go from being a hearty and nutritious quick bread that can fill out a light meal of soup and/or salad, all the way to sweet and light--something just this side of a cupcake. Most of the time, you can be as creative as you want if you are starting with a plain, basic recipe. Many will work quite well with the addition of fruit or nuts or even diced meats or shredded cheese. But if you're stuck for ideas, or you just really love to make muffins, you can't go wrong with a cookbook devoted entirely to the easiest of little quick breads. Camilla Saulsbury is a California food writer and recipe developer who has just published what has to be the definitive book on muffins: 750 Best Muffin Recipes: Everything from Breakfast Classics to Gluten-Free, Vegan and Coffeehouse Favourites. Honestly, if you have this one on the shelf, you won't ever need to look for another muffin recipe source.-- (04/25/2011)