10.05.2009

The tale of Jumbo the muffin

One upon a time there lived a muffin and his name was Jumbo. Everyday Jumbo sat all alone in the bakery window anxiously waiting for someone to take him home and enjoy all that he had to offer. He didn't understand what the problem could possibly be. He was packed full of yummy oats, whole wheat flour, bananas, brown sugar, maple... What more could anyone ask for. In his mind he was perfect.

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One particularly stormy autumn day Jumbo noticed a lovely woman passing by the bakery window and she was dressed in the most exquisite polka-dot rain slicker. Then it hit him. "That is exactly what's missing!" he said to himself. "I must find a beautiful jacket of my own and then surely some kind soul will swoop me up and take me home!".

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But wherever shall I find such a lovely jacket?

Just then the baker grabbed up Jumbo and wrapped him in the most amazing wrapping. "This is magnificent!" Jumbo exclaimed.

The bakery doorbell sounded. Ring. Ring. It was the woman in the polka-dot raincoat! "I'll take the Jumbo muffin in the window please, the one with the polka-dot wrapper!"

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 large eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp maple extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp rolled oats

Makes 12 regular muffins or 8 jumbo muffins

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Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl add the bananas and wet ingredients, mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Fill muffin liners nearly full. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and oats. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-22 minutes.

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You'll love these! They are extremely moist and full of wonderful goodness!

107 comments:

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That was really cute. :)

And it does look delicious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Can I have jumbo the muffin too? This is a fun post!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm......:) Lori

Jenn said...

Poor jumbo muffin. Don't worry I'll give it a good home. nom nom... I like the cute paper cute. Kind of has a retro feel to it.

Dustjacket Attic said...

You crack me up darlin'.

Love the muffins too :)
xxx

Selba said...

Just notice.. you got a new header too! Lovely... :)

Ginger said...

OK!! For my sake could you please give me a heads up for your umcoming blog posts? I am thinking that my pumpkin muffins are good until I come across "The tale of Jumbo the muffin!" Love the story and love the muffins, seriously they look and sound AWESOME! We both did MUFFINS, what are the odds?? Have a great week.

Donna-FFW said...

Adorable .. you are too cute:)

Delicious sounding jumbo muffins as well.

Martha said...

These look like great muffins! And . . . love the "wrapper"!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow i do love these and what a cite tale with a happy ending!

Queen B. said...

THAT WAS HILARIOUS............LOVE IT.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love that they are made with whole wheat flour and other goodies. Wonderful!

Adam said...

Ha nice story. I love it whent a story has a happy ending, especially for misunderstood muffins :)

Nice new header by the way. Any tips on how to make a new one? I'm thinking I need a change.

Megan said...

Love the muffins, the pumpkin seeds on top and the polka dot jacket. This muffin has it all going on!

Stephanie said...

hehee! Clever and cute! :-)

Cathy said...

Love your little story about Jumbo. I'm glad he found a happy home. I tasted a fantastic banana muffin at the market last week and have been meaning to search for a recipe. Thanks, Kim. This sounds like just what I was looking for.

TKW said...

Jumbo needs to get in my belly--stat!

Judy said...

These look delicious and I loved your prequel. Thanks for visiting my site.

Peter M said...

Despite the jumbo-ness of the muffin..it looks so delish....coffee anyone?

Mary said...

Thank goodness he found a good home :-). it's nice to be devoured by someone you love. It's a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Randi Troxell said...

i like this.. alot! and that muffin looks wonderful too!

Barbara Bakes said...

Jumbo looks delicious! Did he know what awaited him once he got home!

Palidor said...

Cute story! Forget one, I'd take a dozen!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Well, the Ungourmet is now the Un-Mother Goose!! Do you know the muffin man?? Was the shop on Drury Lane?? You're too funny. I wish you could see the top of my recipe box - it's 2 million folded up pieces of paper with recipes on them. I need a system - help me Ungourmet!!! Because you know what...I'm adding this recipe to it - YUMMMMMM Pumpkin seeds on top of muffins - so brilliant!

Dajana said...

What a cute story.
The muffins are adorable. And I need to do something with my bananas

Claudia said...

Love the story and love the muffin - the ingredients, the nourishment the warmth. I think your Jumbo will grace many homes now - especially if dressed properly.

The Blonde Duck said...

It's like the Glum Pumpkin and muffin form! :)

teresa said...

you're so cute! and i do love the colorful jacket. the muffins sound divine, so hearty and comforting!

Faith said...

Adorable post! The muffin wrappers are really cute! I love the pumpkin seeds on top of these muffins, perfect for a little crunch and nuttiness!

Juliana said...

Oh! You are so funny! And these muffins sure look very attractive, wish could have a big bite of it ;-)

Kami said...

Cute post, and the muffins look delish. I'd take him home.

noble pig said...

This is just fantastic and cute too!

Jen said...

Another fabulous recipe. I need to make these.

the twins said...

that looks so good! and i love the polka dot wrapper =)

girlichef said...

You're cute :D And the topping alone on those muffins has my tongue wagging!

Katy ~ said...

OMGosh, I would have to take him home and make a pet out of him after this post! LOL

Just adorable cupcake holders. Dresses 'em right up so tastefully, grins.

Pam said...

OK. Now you've done it. All your posts, must now be accompanied by a story. And a drink of water. And a kiss goodnight.

Suzi said...

Love the story of Jumbo. I will be trying this out.

Julia said...

How wonderful was that?? TOTALLY WONDERFUL! I love your creativity with the story of the unappreciated jumbo muffin. I could however, look beyond the wrapper and see what is great on the inside too. :P

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What an adorable story!! I can definitely appreciate this muffin. I love everything about it! All of my favorite things are in it.

Krista said...

Love the story (so cute) and the muffin looks wonderful! Great post!

BarbaraJean said...

Reminds me of a couple of stuffed Bears I knew once. :) Very creative in more ways than Jumbo! Love you!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love both the jumbo and the cup! They fit the season.
Angie's Recipes

jenjen said...

You are just too cute! How fun. Those muffins look delightful!

XOXO
Jen

Lisa said...

Pretty! And the ingredients sound so seasonally fabulous. I love those muffin papers. I need to look for some of those.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love Jumbo's story and his polka-dot jacket is so cute!

the epicurean's market said...

laughing. that's just too darn cute! I want one of those lovely jackets. :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

I have def missed your yummy posts since i've been away. *drool*

comfycook said...

I want to be the muffiiin so I can have such a pretty wrapper. You are a good story teller. Come and tell my class some stories.

Youf muffin looks delicious with or without its wrapper.

Jamie said...

Oh you are too funny! And that lovely polka dotted coat does make this wonderful muffin look even yummier!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Your muffins look delish!! Love the fabulous liners also - so pretty!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Very cute! Love the muffin cases.

Karen, author of 'My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Yea for Jumbo Muffin! Glad he found that cute wrapper. He sounds very goo to eat!

Congrats on your SITS day.

Elizabeth said...

Cute, and I am always a fan of cute cupcake and muffin liners! :)

Sandy said...

Who doesn't love muffins!?

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Yum and LOVE the story. I will have to check out more of your muffin recipes. Thanks!

The Mommyologist said...

These look great too!

Alison Russell said...

What a cute story! I'll definitely have to try this!

{leah} said...

yes, the coat made all the differnce! I think I'll have one :)

Happy SITS day!

Creative Junkie said...

Those wrappers are adorable! Love your blog!

Tasha - Bellazizas Favorite Things said...

Fun and yum, two of my favorite things!
Happy SITS Day!

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. Nice presentation, love your personality shining through. Happy SITS day!

singedwingangel said...

Love ho9w wonderful that muffin looks.. and healthy to boot.. I am loving your site..

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Super clever and the polka dot cups? Darling!

Small Sprouts said...

Looks Delicious! Happy Sits Day!

Christine said...

What a great storyteller you are! So sweet and now I want my very own Polka-Dot rain slicker..LOL! Okay, maybe just for my muffins...

Liz in Virginia said...

Yes, but where is the recipe for the cute polka dot wrapper?! :)

Julie said...

You are so clever!!

have a wonderful day. I have enjoys your sits posts.

cat said...

Looks so yummy!

Jen said...

adorable story, and yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing and happy sits spotlight day!

Single Mama NYC said...

You take such great photos!!! The colors and textures really come through.

Rook No. 17 said...

What a heartwarming and yummmy story!

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Yum! Thank you! We love muffins!!

Lady Mama said...

Cute! Those look yummy.

Christina said...

Awww, I want to take Jumbo home! Those wrappers are adorable. Where did you find them?

Jessica Nunemaker said...

Cute post -- and really cute cupcake wrappers!

I have a thing for polka dots. ;)

Anali said...

Awwww! That's the cutest story. I love the cute little muffin papers too. Happy SITS Day! ; )

Shanna said...

cute story!!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Looks really yummy. Congrat's on your SITS day. Hope it's a fun one.

Brandi said...

These look like a perfect fall treat. And who doesn't love a jumbo muffin holder.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Ok....now you've done it! I'm here to stay. My family is going to flip over these. And healthy too. Thank you so much.

Robin said...

YUUUUUM! These look great! I have failed in my attempts to make healthy, whole wheat flour sweet treats, so I will try these and see if I can't break my curse :)

-Robin
www.robingillis.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

How'd you know I love healthy muffins?! Consider yourself FOLLOWED! :o)

MB, Lynn

AmericanTribal said...

This is such a fun post! I love those wrappers for the muffin. I am a HUGE banana-addict so I'm definitely trying these.

Congrats again on your SITS day!!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Yay! Polka dots! I <3 funky patterned cupcake liners. Way better than the Barbie ones. ha ha!

shortmama said...

Delish!

Melissa said...

yumm! it's almost lunch time here and "jumbo" is making me extra hungry ;)

Mary said...

LOL funny stuff!

Hope you enjoyed your SITS day!

Leah Rubin said...

Well, happy SITS day! Congrats-- your site looks terrific! I'll be gaining weight, and cursing you! (Kidding!)

Great recipes!

Zeemaid said...

wow those look amazing! awesome wrappers too.

I gave up on using wrappers because they always seem to take more of the muffin away with it than what's left.

Maybe you have a trick?

happy feature SITS day!

Sara's Whimsy said...

Sounds delightful!

pk said...

Too funny!

pk @ Room Remix

Mama Kat said...

So funny! I'll take two.

This Full Life said...

What a great writing style you have! These muffins combine so many delicious ingredients - I can't wait to give them a try.

LivingInspired said...

You're too cute! Love the story and the recipe. I just think these could be the perfect snack to bring along on our long skiing days this winter. Thanks!

Joy said...

Starving now.

Rachel said...

Those look really, really good!

Janna Bee said...

Yum, I might have to make these!

Marketing Mama said...

Love the story about the polka dots. Your food and photos are amazing. Happy SITS day! :)

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

I love the story you used to introduce the muffins!

Crystalin Dunn said...

hehehe Sometimes you just gotta listen to your inner jumbo and get yourself a cute wrap! And some yummy noshins... Happy SITS day!

Amandasaurus said...

Mm, I love anything that involves bananas. And of course the polka dots are delicious too!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

MMMMMMMMMM! Notice the capital "M" not little "m" mind you. If my ass isn't big enough already, now I've discovered your site. I'm sunk!

Alex @ www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Missy said...

Cute story!
Those muffins look delicious and perfect for freezing and using as a breakfast muffin.

Stopping by from SITS.

Sonja, Queen of Crafts said...

It's all in the presentation. And that does not only apply to muffins, but also to your blog. Beuatiful photos.

Happy SITSday belatedly!

piecemeal people said...

They look delicious! But can I find pumpkin seeds in the grocery store? In any month besides October or November, I mean?

Sunshine baker said...

They are yummy! I just took them out of the oven a few minutes ago. We have eaten a couple already. They have a nice hint of maple and are very moist.

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