10 Sweet Takes on Muffins & Scones

10 Sweet Takes on Muffins & Scones

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Kelli Foster
May 16, 2018
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You know what makes mornings a little easier? Waking up knowing there's a batch of scones or muffins waiting in the kitchen. Whether you like a little chocolate for breakfast or you're more into whole-grain goodies, there's something here for everyone.

Ready to get baking? Here are 10 recipes for inspiration.

1. Buttermilk Blueberry Lemon Scones

Calling all blueberry-lovers! Whenever I want to change things up from my classic go-to muffins, these scones are my favorite alternative. They make blueberries the star, and work with fresh of frozen fruit — just be sure the berries aren't too small.

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2. Orange and Strawberry Muffins

These are the muffins you'll want to whip up as soon as you can get your hands on a carton of strawberries. A mix of whole-wheat and all-purpose flour leaves these orange- and vanilla-scented muffins with nutty undertones and a hearty texture that makes them feel wholesome.

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3. How To Make Bakery-Style Crumb Muffins

This is a crumb cake-meets-muffin combo inspired by the classic bakery breakfast cake. And like their inspiration, these muffins have a fine, delicate crumb with a buttery, vanilla flavor and a thick topping of sweet crumble.

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4. Olive Oil Carrot Muffins

These sweet vegan muffins are a wholesome treat at its finest. They're just sweet enough, thanks to the trio of applesauce, raisins, and shredded carrot, and stirred up with whole-wheat flour and oats for a texture that's equal parts fluffy and hearty.

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5. Double Chocolate Muffins

Yes, there's a double dose of chocolate, but you'll also find a generous scoop of Greek yogurt here. These muffins fall decidedly in the okay-for-breakfast category.

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6. Morning Glory Sweet Potato Muffins

Before mixing up this hearty muffin batter, I always take a few minutes to soak the raisins in warm apple juice to guarantee they're soft, tender, and extra plump.

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7. Freeze-and-Bake Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Like many scones, this lemony version freezes like a dream. Make the dough now, then bake them straight from the freezer anytime you want one. Just be sure to hold off on the glaze until after baking.

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8. Mixed Berry & Jasmine Tea Scones

These floral fruit scones aren't just beautiful and delicious — they're also a cinch to pull together with the help of your food processor.

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9. Whole-Wheat Chocolate Coconut Scones

This recipe swaps buttermilk with a can of coconut milk from the pantry and the results are nothing short of delicious.

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10. Strawberry-Sour Cream Scones with Brown Sugar Crumble

If you haven't been finishing your scones with a brown sugar topping, this strawberry and cream number will change all that.

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