Monkey bread is always a favorite with groups, however, in some settings it is not practical or easy for everyone to literally pull apart from the same loaf of bread. Earlier this year I made my monkey bread in muffin tins for individual servings that turned out perfectly for a party.
My family loves banana bread and one of my favorite banana bread toppings is peanut butter so it was a natural for me to incorporate peanut butter into the bread this time.
Instead of mixing berries throughout these muffins I dollop raspberry freezer jam in between layers of batter to make a sweet berry swirl on the top of each banana oatmeal muffin.
These red and white muffins are perfect for Valentine's Day and a great alternative to all of the chocolate and ultra-sweet treats for which Valentine's Day is known.
I recently made my pumpkin bread in the form of mini muffins. With the addition of chopped walnuts on top and a layer of cream cheese frosting in the middle, I transformed some of them into little cupcake bites, perfect for a dessert party or an afternoon treat.
These cupcakes were the star dessert on my Tapas For a Cure menu, made in miniature, iced with cream cheese frosting and decorated with a teal icing cancer ribbon for Ovarian Cancer awareness.
When compared to many other muffins, these ones are actually pretty low in butter and sugar. I like making them in miniature because they are bite-sized and easy for my 1 1/2-year old son to eat.