I’ve never really been a muffin person. But since I’ve been posting my healthy and good-for-you treats on Instagram and Facebook, I’ve been getting more and more requests to make them a part of my cupcake business, Dolce Delights.
Dolce Delights is currently collaborating with GoodLife Fitness in Burnaby with one of my old wrestling teammates, Deanna, who is fundraising for her Ride to Conquer Cancer. She’s selling off some healthy post-workout snacks at the gym. She loved my whole wheat banana bread (which sold out) and now she’s selling my spiced applesauce and oatmeal muffins. Yay!
I know, I know, I know that I am known for my cupcakes and baked goods, but who said you can’t make a savoury muffin!? This is fucking bomb. I ate two of these straight of the oven. The taste and texture is pretty undescribable — somewhere between a cornbread and a custard? Corny, cheesy, and sweet — kind of like me.
Now this is a topic I am truly passionate about and since I own a cupcake business, I get asked this question all the time. But let me set the record straight: MUFFINS ARE NOT THE SAME AS CUPCAKES. Allow me to elaborate.
Muffins are denser and heavier than cupcakes. They are also most commonly made with oil yet they can be made “healthy” quite often. Cupcakes, on the other hand, are lighter, fluffier, and most importantly, wear a hat. A buttercream, cream cheese, salted caramel, chocolate ganache type of hat aka frosting. Cupcakes are incomplete without their icing counterpart. Otherwise, they’d just be a very fluffy muffin. So no, they are not the same thing.
And as much as I dislike muffins, I do make them occasionally…like these delicious whole wheat superfood applesauce oatmeal muffins.