This is my morning: A stack of muffins and a cup of tea. You just know you’re heading for a perfect day when it starts out like this, isn’t it? These delicious muffins partly sweetened by honey look elegant and are sure shot crowd pleaser.
There were two changes I wanted to make but decided to stick to the recipe as is. First was to add bananas and the second was to use ground pine nuts to replace part of the flour, thereby increasing the nuttiness factor. But the Muffin Monday bakers this week have more than made up with lovely variations this week:
Kate from Food Babbles chose to add apples and avoided pine nuts entirely. Honey and apples are such a delightful combination.
Stacy from Food Lust People Love hails from Cairo and she gave her creation a local flavor by adding dates and little extra sugar and made these for her friends observing Ramadan.
Nastassia from Let Me Eat Cake switched to my favorite macadamia and white chocolate combination.
And Lastly, Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious made wonderful Orange Cinnamon Honey Muffins.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup honey
- pine nuts to sprinkle
- Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Grease a muffin pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, the sugar, the baking powder and the salt.
- In a small bowl, beat together the egg, the milk, the butter and the honey and then stir the mixture into the dry ingredients.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack.
Muffin Monday: Round Up
35 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Honey Pine Nut Muffins
Gorgeous muffins! And I definitely want to try this again with your suggested banana addition!
I am sure these were delicious written just as is! You cannot go wrong with a honey muffin. You just can’t!
By which I mean MADE just as WRITTEN, of course. Note to self: Never post comments before the first cup of coffee.
I’d love these muffins as written or with bananas or dates or anything else you can come up with. A muffin and a cup of tea is a perfect breakfast!
That is indeed the perfect way to start the day!
I love all the different variations and twists on these muffins :)
I think these muffins are great as you made them. Simple and with the nice flavors of honey and pine nuts.
I´m mad for pine nuts and baking with honey. These muffins sound so moist and yummy; and so many variations!
Love these muffins….very interesting adding the pine-nuts. :) Looks like a perfect snack or breakfast.
Fantastic! Pine nuts and honey…a delicious combo!
It’s always so much fun and a treat visiting your blog, Anuradha. Love these muffins. Absolutely scrumptious.
Those look phenomenal! I don’t think I’ve ever had a pine nut…
oh my goodness…pine nuts sound so good on muffins. Love how this recipe has so few ingredients and all right out of the pantry. sound delicious!
I look forward to these Monday muffins every Sunday. This one is a winner. Sophisticated for a muffin, yet just as delicious as any other, if not more so. Nicely done!
Pine nuts sound great in this muffing recipe. I love muffins and could eat them everyday so I always enjoy seeing what you’ve made :-)
Beautiful and I am enjoying looking at the sprinkle of the pine nuts on top
These muffins are adorable. I bet they taste so good with honey!!! Have a great week!
Yay muffins!!!! I love the idea of adding banana!
An, these look wonderful, and I’d say a muffin-filled morning is a good morning. I would love to join you in muffin monday next week.
Oh these look too cute to be eaten!! :) LOL but I would love to try one, the flavor combo sounds amazing!
This is the perfect way to start a Monday morning. Honey and pine nuts are lovely together. I love the delicate sweetness you get when baking with honey:)
such an elegant flavor combination! i’m dying to try this!
Mmmmm…I am loving this muffin roundup! They all look so tasty! :)
This recipe is great, I found that each time I use honey, it give some kind of moisture to the muffins or a cake. Here pines are not common, so are expensive, but as can read, we really can change iwith another kind of nut.
I love how moist these muffins look my friend, absolutely delicious! :D
Choc Chip Uru
Oh a honey muffins sounds absolutely delicious at the moment – love!
Hehe well now I definitely feel like muffins for breakfast! :D
Oooh. I always use pine nuts in savory dishes – these look sweet and tasty!
these sound absolutely wonderful – love that they have both sweet + savory notes – yum!
Mmmmm….all the versions look irresistible! Beautiful muffins, my friend~
What a nice light muffin, it would be a perfect treat to start my day! Hugs, Terra
What a fun round-up of muffins!
These sound so good! I love pine nuts and pairing them with honey is perfect! Your muffins are always so delicious :)!
i bet a pinenut flour would be great in this recipe and give it great texture!
Anu, those honey pine nut muffins look divine!!!
You know I couldn’t tell you if I ever had a pine nut. I know you are suppose to put them in pesto but I always use almonds or walnuts. These sound very delicious though; I am loving honey right now.