Anna Muffins

This post makes me smile

I have here another original recipe sent from the one and only Anna, back at home.

Anna likes to make muffins. Anna likes to improvise.

Anna doesn't like to follow recipes.

So I find it funny to call this an actual recipe, because I know she would never make these exact muffins again. She would feel compelled to change an ingredient or two, sub in some dried fruits, or try another variety of yogurt. When it comes to muffins, the possibilities are endless!

Anna's muffins are never the same.

Anna likes natural and healthy ingredients and you will see here she has used practically everything in her kitchen. But don't worry if you don't have everything on the list, the recipe demands experimentation and allows for much substitution. Just use what you have and have fun with it!

The only thing I don't like about these muffins is I never got to taste them! I was given the luxury of drueling over the pictures. She also made a previous version (version 1, if you will), which were made with carrots, pumpkin and autumnal spices. These I am also dying to taste... maybe I'll be sent that recipe to post sometime soon too?

Anna Muffins (version 2)
3 tasses de "liquides": 
1 patate douce (sweet potato)  
1 tasse de yaourt nature 
Quelques cuillèrées de cottage cheese
1-2 tbsp syrop d`érable
1 tbsp huile végétale

2 tasses de "farine":
3/4 tasse de farine intégrale
1/4 tasse de farine blanche
1/4 tasse de graines de lins, moulues (ground flax seeds)
1/2 tasse de avoines (oats)
2 tsp bicarbonate de soude (baking soda)
1 tsp levure (baking powder)
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp sel

3 oeufs
3/4 tasse (ou 1 tasse) de cassonade (brown sugar)
1/4 tasse de canneberges séchées
1/4 tasse de noix de pécane, coupées 
1 orange- le jus et le zeste
1/4 tasse de cognac


Préchauffer le four à 350 F

Submerger les canneberges avec le jus de l`orange et le cognac. Laisser de côté quelques minutes pour réhydrater les canneberges. 

Peler, et couper la patate douce en cubes. Bouillir jusqu`à tendre, puis purer. Laisser refroidir un peu. 

Mélanger les "farines" avec les levures et épices. Laisser de côté. 

Battre les oeufs avec la cassonade. Ajouter le zeste de l`orange.

Dans un autre bol, mélanger tous les éléments "liquides" (puré de patate douce, yaourt, cottage cheese,
huile, et syrop d`érable)

Ajouter les "liquides" aux oeufs/cassonade. 

Incorporer les "farines"

Finalement, ajouter les canneberges avec le liquide. 

Mettre dans des récipients de muffins (préviamment huilé) 

Sapoudrer avec les noix de pécane 

Cuisiner 15 (ish) minutes

et voilà!


  1. EEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I was so surprised and happy when I saw this! I am honoured Jen, thanks so much! I promise to make you a batch when I come visit you in Toulouse, (though like you said, they are very likely not to be the same...) but delicious nonetheless! You are awesome, I will have a grin on my face the rest of the evening. Hope you are watching the Oscars (Emma Stone is presenting as I type this). Talk to you soon!

  2. Yaaay Anna!

    These muffins sound great! So hearty and full of flavor.