Who wants muffins? Or if you prefer to refer to them as cupcakes instead, that would do too!
OK, one might argue though that the method and mixing process of making cupcakes vs muffins are different. Therefore it’s a cardinal sin to say that they are the same. Never mind that the ingredients are (almost) similar. The difference is stark!
Don’t believe me? Try comparing them on Diffen. In fact, you can compare just about anything your heart desires on this neat site I recently discovered! But I digress.
Back to muffins. Or cupcakes. I suppose muffins sound healthier than the latter with lesser use of sugar. Adding all sorts of fruits justifies that, too. Plus no one and I mean no.one. would bat an eyelid if you say you have had muffins for breakfast. Or that you fed your kids muffins for breakfast.
Now try telling people you ate cupcakes for breakfast. And worse, feeding your kids cupcakes for breakfast! Gasp. Shock. Horror.
See what I mean?
All of a sudden you’d be labelled as a bad parent for feeding your younglings cupcakes. So, to be sure that I am in the good parent circle, I not only bake cupcakes muffins, I also bake with the kids to teach them some responsibility. For good measure, I even allowed them to choose what goes into the cupcakes muffins so they learn to make decisions.
True to their Dutch blood, they chose vlokken (chocolate flakes) over hagelslag (chocolate sprinklers). Great addition to the orange and red berries muffin recipe I’d say! We then decided that the left-over hagelslag should not be wasted and promptly added the remainder into the cupcake muffin batter.
This was the best cupcake muffin ever. It’s light, it’s fluffy, it’s soft and it’s moist. Best of all, the fusion of flavours from the fresh orange, red berries and the Dutch influence of vlokken and hagelslag make this cupcake/muffin so versatile that you’d have no guilt of having it for breakfast, a late morning and/or afternoon snack and even as a desert after lunch or/and dinner.
This grubbecipe is certainly worth a shot and I’m bringing this to Fiesta Friday. Besides, good parenting often always start with a good dose of cupcake muffin and a large portion of vlokken and hagelslag as a recipe to true happiness! And if you want frosting on top of it, I’d say go right ahead!
Orange Chocolate Vlokken Muffins with Red Berries
Easy orange-chocolate-red berry muffin with a touch of Dutch