The Muffin Challenge – A Food First Before Friday

I love muffins!  My favorite muffin is banana with chocolate chips and pecans.  Pair it with a cup of strong coffee, and I have the perfect breakfast!  My other favorites are wild blueberry muffins with crumb topping, and a warm oatmeal cranberry pecan muffin.  The recipe for the oatmeal cranberry muffin is in my favorite muffin cookbook (affiliate link) Muffins A to Z by Marie Simmons.

Since my family loves muffins so much, my youngest decided to sell muffins at the garage sale we had last week.  My mom baked up about 6 varieties, and the two new ones we tried were pineapple cream muffins and pumpkin raisin pecan muffins.

Pumpkin muffins with raisins

Pumpkin muffins with raisins and pecans. They’re moist and delicious!

The pumpkin raisin and pecan muffins were great on their own, but my 11 year old suggested cream cheese frosting!  Now that would be good!  Muffins come frosted right?

Pineapple cream muffins

Pineapple cream muffins, a little taste of Hawaii.

I loved the pineapple cream muffins and apparently my 11 year old did too.  There weren’t many pineapple cream muffins left to sell after we were done with our pre-garage sale breakfast.

Why we do the Food First Before Friday Challenge

Incorporating new experiences into your life doesn’t have to be a big event, in fact, it can be a simple first that can change your week.  The main thing is to just try something new!  So, I am doing a weekly challenge to try one new food by next Friday.  Yes, just one new food a week.  But just think, after one year, you’ll have experienced 52 new foods that you probably wouldn’t have even tried without this challenge!  Each Friday, I’ll post the challenge and the results from the prior week.

Next Week’s Challenge

It’s hot in Wisconsin today, right now I’m reading 90 degrees!  I think a good choice for next week’s challenge is to try a new beverage.  Nothing more specific than that.  Try a new juice, cocktail, beer, flavored water, coffee, etc. etc.

Maybe try an iced coffee drink with your new favorite muffin!


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