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what to do with a half dozen blueberry muffins

momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 04:44 PM

my kids recently stopped eating blueberry muffins so I have a half dozen going to waste here, I was thinking of trying to adapt a bread pudding recipe. Do you think it would work or are the muffins too crumbly? Any other suggestions?

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  1. mamachef RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 04:52 PM

    You could cube or crumble them and then toast the cubes or crumbs just enough to make them dry, but not brown.

    1. todao RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 04:53 PM

      They may be somewhat crumbly if your liquid ratio is too high, but with enough structural ingredients (e.g. eggs) I think it'd work out just fine. The kids don't need to know they're left over blueberry muffins, add cinnamon and nutmeg and just give it to them as bread pudding. How many of their friends are lucky enough to get bread pudding for breakfast?

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        mattstolz RE: todao Oct 27, 2010 05:16 PM

        muffin pops! crumble the muffins, pack them into a ball on a popsicle stick, and dip them in frosting, ganache, or something else sweet, delicious, and dippable. let it harden and enjoy!

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          goodhealthgourmet RE: mattstolz Oct 27, 2010 08:48 PM

          ah, the muffin version of cake balls on a stick. great idea!

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            Emme RE: mattstolz Oct 27, 2010 09:20 PM

            one step further.... beat cream cheese with a bit of brown sugar, vanilla, and a bit of butter. then mix in crumbled muffins (and if desired a bit of graham cracker crumbs or crushed oats). form into balls. freeze til firm and dip in melted white chocolate.

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          HillJ RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 05:59 PM

          If you flatten down each muffin, then coat in your typical french toast batter of eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and pan fry just like french toast you might just get your kids to give them a second chance. Delicious and we do this on purpose with all sorts of muffins.

          1. visciole RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 07:57 PM

            Freeze them until s/he starts eating them again.

            1. Emme RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 09:21 PM

              Stuffed Apples - dry the muffins in the oven and crumble, then mix with melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts or raisins if desired. fill cored apples, then cover apples with a light amount of apple juice or (diet) 7-up and bake til soft.

              1. John E. RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 09:23 PM

                Put them into the freezer and wait a couple of weeks. Your kids will then be eating blueberry muffins again.

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                  toveggiegirl RE: momoftwo Oct 27, 2010 10:50 PM

                  Muffin trifle!

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                    momoftwo RE: toveggiegirl Oct 28, 2010 04:39 AM

                    Thanks all, great tips! Gonna try some of each, if I can!

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