Buttermilk Maple Muffins and the Giveaway Winner

I had dreams of going to Texas and discovering amazing restaurants and out of this world food. Unfortunately, my 4 days in Texas were spent in a hotel. The entire time. I’m not trying to sound unappreciative of my hosts. They feed us a lot! I just didn’t have the time to explore like I was hoping.

It was 4 days packed with networking and productive meetings. I had a blast and really feel like I’ve made some great contacts in the industry. That’s right – I’m networking in the comic book industry. Think what you will, but I love what I do. ;)

The only down side was I got very little sleep and the trip home was a long one. So I was rushed and tired to cook on Monday bringing some healthy food back in my system. Not to mention some delicious treats too.


The muffins were awesome! The batter was great though (yeah, I guiltily wanted to eat it by the spoonful). They really taste like pancakes. I suggest heating them up and slathering them with butter. If you’re feeling dangerous, dip them in a little syrup too!


So I bet you’re wondering who won that adorable jewelry from Tasty Peach Studios? Dionne Baldwin of Try Anything Once! Congratulations!

And thanks to everyone for all the support on Facebook and Twitter and to Tasty Peach Studios for their lovely creations!

Can you tell by my color choices that I’m itching for spring?


  1. RavieNomNoms says:

    Look at those pretty little things! I just wanna reach through the screen and grab one!

  2. Maple syrup and buttermilk sound like they would make these muffins super delicious! Like a big pancake!

  3. I’ve been on a maple kick lately and these sound amazing. What’s better than maple soaked pancakes? That in portable form.

  4. YAAAAAY!!! Oh I’m so excited you made my week!!! That is so awesome. :)

  5. I got so excited I totally forgot what I was going to say about your post… :(

    That is so awesome that you’re meeting people in the comic book industry! I’m glad it was productive but I know you were hoping to explore some new culinary things. My daughter is eyeballing these muffins. She loves maple syrup and so do I.

  6. I love maple in my baking good. It just gives that extra special flavor to everything!

  7. Glad to hear you’re getting out there and networking. I’m curious to know what you do in the comic book industry? Are you an artist? Either way, sounds like a fun industry to be a part of.
    Fantastic looking muffins… it’s like a pancake muffin. Yum!

  8. Pancake muffin with Maple – wow! They look gorgeous!

  9. I cannot wait to make these muffins! I love the fact that pure maple syrup is the only sweetener!! Thanks for the recipe! (I am not overdoing the exclamation marks…I am really excited! :) )

  10. Pancakes that are actually muffins!! Yes please! These sound super yummy

  11. Can you imagine the smell of these things baking, hot in the oven? I would have cried. :P

  12. Who wouldn’t love a muffin that tastes just like a pancake! I have to try this as they would make a great grab-and-go for my girls in the morning.

  13. These came out so darn cute! Your trip to Tx sounds like the one I had, I never actually saw any of the state, I want to go back. Maybe syrup would do the trick! Hope you are having a great week.

  14. such a pretty backdrop!!!

  15. Beautiful muffins. Can’t resist the maple flavoring.

  16. The name of these muffins quickly grabbed my attention, and I’m glad I checked them out! They sound so delicious, I don’t know if I could stop with just one:)

  17. I love this recipe. But my pressing question is- where did you get those muffin cups? They are still so vivid even after baking. When I use colored or patterned paper liners the color and design completely fades in the oven.

    • I just recently found those at AC Moore in the Wilton Cake decorating section. I may be going back to purchase more because they are rather peppy for this time of year and I did like how they looked even after the bake. My boyfriend makes fun of me because I have an entire lunch tin filled with cupcake wrappers that I pick and choose one. And in all honesty, they are three different colors because I wasn’t sure how they would turn out and I wanted to have options for the photography later if one of the colors didn’t pop. :)

  18. These look delicious! And I love the playful pictures! I’m itchin’ for spring tooooooooooo!!!!

  19. Oh, so glad you made the muffins, Kita! I’m awfully glad you liked them — and look how adorable in their jaw dropping muffin cups!

    Have a wonderful weekend and hope you’re recovered from the Texas trip :)

  20. Excellent photos! My daughter will love this, perfect for those long dance rehearsal days when she needs a snack. Nicely done!

  21. You do know how to recuperate. It’s almost a pancake disguising as a muffin but the muffin is infinitely better. Your photos are always outstanding.

  22. these muffins look stunning. love that the only sweetener used is maple syrup. its flavor in baking goods is amazing.
    thanks for sharing the recipe Kita, hope you’ll have a wonderful Monday

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