Don’t miss the recipe for Earl Grey Muffins baked with Truvia Baking Blend at the end of the post! #SweetWarmUp #CollectiveBias
Ugh. Today is one of those gross and nasty winter days. It’s cold. It’s raining. Just plain ol’ dreary. It’s the perfect pajamas, book and fireplace day. But, no. Not for me. And probably not for most of you busy mamas.
Mid-afternoon is usually the toughest time of day, and today is no exception. I’m hitting my usual afternoon slump, but I’m not so bummed about it because I’m prepared. Enter my afternoon pick-me-up: Earl Grey Muffins and a nice cup of tea.
You’d think I’d be feeling guilty about this (given my whole healthy resolution thing); I’m not. Why? These muffins skip the sugar. I’ve replaced it with Truvia Baking Blend, which you can use as a sugar substitute for your sweet treats. I was really impressed by how it bakes and browns like real sugar. Minus 75% of the calories.
I know. I might have two!
When I was thinking about making muffins flavored with tea, I decided to pick the Bigelow Earl Grey. If you’re an avid tea drinker, you begin to recognize different notes in each blend. I’m a big fan of the floral taste of Earl Grey, and thought the strong bergamot essence in the Bigelow variety would be a nice touch to these muffins.
But, I think I’m also going to give this recipe a go with the Bigelow Vanilla Chai. Why not? And of course, the Truvia Baking Blend. I’m now a fan!
I was a little leery of giving my kids these muffins. I mean, Earl Grey sounds so “adult.” But they devoured them. Like literally licked the plate clean. (Will did actually pick up the plate and lick it). So, I’d say they went over well. 🙂
Start out with steeping three Bigelow Earl Grey tea bags in hot (but not boiling) milk.
Mix all of the dry ingrendients, including your Truvia Baking Blend. We’ve accounted for using Truvia in this recipe, but in other recipes, you’ll use 1/2 cup of the Truvia Baking Blend for every 1 cup of sugar.
Mix in your wet ingredients until just moist, then bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve warm or keep in an air-tight container for a few days.
- 3 Bigelow Earl Grey tea bags
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- zest of half of an orange
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375. In a small saucepan heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Turn off heat, and steep tea in hot milk, with the lid on for 20 minutes. Once done, squeeze out the tea bags and toss, reserving the milk.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients until combined. Add in the wet ingredients and the zest and mix until just moistened.
- Divide mixture between 12 pre-greased muffin cups and bake 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
Thinking about giving these a go? You (totally) should. And, to sweeten the deal (see what I did there?) here are a few coupons for you!
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