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I was multitasking while making some muffins for my kids. I forgot the baking powder so now I have paperweights instead of muffins. Can I possibly make a bread pudding with these things or is it just time to trash them?

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  1. Do they taste good? If yes, the bread pudding is a terrific idea.

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    1. re: monavano

      I second the bread pudding idea. I'd use perhaps a bit more of whatever liquid the recipe calls for (for example, if it's a custard mixture, I'd slightly scale up the amount of custard). You want those little paperweights to soften up a bit :0)

      p.s. I feel your pain. I once made rolls for an important dinner but forgot to put in the yeast. I can usually multitask with the best of them but occasionally it backfires!

    2. I did that once too. I broke them up into chunks, mixed in some cream, and topped with berries and cinnamon for dessert.... no body was any the wiser ;)

      1. Sweet muffins? Blitz them in a food processor, re-bake and use as a crumble topping, over ice-cream, with yoghurt and berries, roll banana pieces in them, dip marshmallows in melted chocolate and then the crumbs. Use them like a sweet breadcrumb.

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        1. re: ultimatepotato

          Along ultimatepotato's suggestion line, you can use them to make a crumble to top a fruit crisp as well.

        2. You could also process them for the base of a cheesecake.

          1. Thank you for all the great ideas! Who knew there were so many uses for muffins gone wrong! I used the chocolate banana muffins with chocolate chips to make a bread pudding. It turned out to be quite tasty!

            1. Your bread pudding or a trifle is probably best but just crumbling it into a glass of milk would be good.

              1. I would serve them as is and call them "mushroom cookies"

                1. Slice them really thin and bake them until crispy, biscotti-style. It's pretty much how they make those fancy Raincoast Crisps...