twd: Allspice Crumb Muffins

Muffins are always a treat. Like their cupcake cousins, there's something very charming about having a little something all to oneself. The Allspice Crumb Muffins this week are a pick from Kayte of Grandma's Kitchen Table. Head over to her blog for the recipe.

These surprised me. First because they use all-spice, the other spice, and it stands alone perfectly. Secondly because they were very good. I halved the recipe and substituted half of the flour with whole-wheat. I also used agave instead of brown sugar in the muffins. It worked. They were sweet and still light and fluffy.

These are topped with a streusel. Or pre-baking they were. The streusel melted into the muffins a bit, but it remained a nice crunch on top with each bite, which was another nice surprise. I think perhaps I over mixed the streusel.

The only downsize was that the muffins were a little too buttery for me. I would definitely reduce the butter content to make them less greasy.

9 comments:

Jeannette said...

switch out half the butter for an equal amount of applesauce. :)

they look great!

chocolatechic said...

Your muffin tin is beautiful.

Your muffins are beautiful.

Lauryn said...

Your muffins look great! I've never used Agave but I think I will give it a try!

TeaLady said...

Yes, these wre good weren't they? And yes, I will cut the butter some too.

Yours look perfect.

Shandy said...

Great muffins! I like how you used agave for the brown sugar. I have agave on hand and keep forgetting to use it.

Kayte said...

These look great...like an art work on the tops! I love hearing what people sub or add-in each week and I noted yours so that I could give them a try...thanks for the suggestions. Great post and photos...thanks for baking with me this week!

Babette said...

Very pretty. Love the tin, too.

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked them. They were yummy!

Clivia said...

Your muffins look delicious!