Recipe Fail – Marmalade Muffins

Another cookbook find at the book sale provided me with this intriguing recipe. Marmalade muffins sounded tasty, so I assembled everything and gave them a shot. Only after my ingredients were lined up on the counter did I realize that the recipe did not call for sugar. At all. No white sugar, brown sugar, honey, nothing. I hesitated, but it did ask for 2/3 cup of marmalade, and my jar listed high fructose corn syrup at the first ingredient, so I figured that would count as my sugar and I’d be fine.

I was wrong.

They were a little dry, and didn’t taste marmaladey enough for me. Or sweet enough. I guess it’s possible they were meant to be savoury muffins, but I didn’t expect a fruit muffin to be without sweetness. They’re probably good with butter and would go with a meal, like corn muffins would. But alas, they’re not breakfast muffins. So I made pumpkin bread from a mix instead and have been eating that for breakfast.

I can come back and post the recipe if anyone’s interested… but I recommend against interest on this particular occasion.

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