World Muffin Day Special: 5 Creative Indian Spiced Treats
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A typical English muffin is a small, round, flat bread that is yeast-leavened (or occasionally sourdough). Typically, it is served toasted and split horizontally. It's commonly eaten with sweet or savoury toppings like butter, fruit jam, honey, eggs, sausage, bacon, or cheese in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Muffins can be used instead of other breads for French toast and are a necessary component of eggs benedict and many breakfast sandwiches inspired by it, including the McMuffin.

The word "muffin" was first used in written form in 1703, and muffin recipes first appeared in British cookbooks in Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery in 1747. The insides of the muffins are said to be "like a Honey-comb". The emergence of "muffin men," a sort of hawker who would go door to door selling English muffins as a snack bread before most homes had their own ovens, attests to the growing popularity of flatbread muffins in the 19th century.

Although muffins are sweeter than cupcake-shaped pastries, they are also savoury. There are many different types of muffins, such as multigrain, whole wheat, cranberry, cinnamon raisin, and apple cinnamon. Get to know these 5 spice combo, read more.

5 Creative Indian Spiced Muffin To Try

1. Cardamom And Pistachio Muffins

Each bite of this muffin is filled with fragrant spices and subtle sweetness. It is a delightful treat for any time of day. The cardamom and pistachios perfectly elevate the taste and aroma of the muffin. You can enjoy it with a cup of tea in the afternoon or as a morning pick-me-up; these muffins will leave you craving more. 

2. Chai Spice Muffins

These muffins come with a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger. The aromatic spices of the muffin go perfectly together. Not only can you bake muffins with the spice, but you can also add chai-spiced glaze over the cooled muffins. Adding dried rose petals is also a brilliant idea to enhance the taste. 

3. Spiced Carrot And Raisin Muffins

Make a carrot cake batter and then cleverly add cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Each muffin is truly a delight. The grated carrots and raisins add best of taste with fragrant spices. These muffins will surely become a favourite for the whole family. You can top each muffin with cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts.

4. Turmeric Muffins

Turmeric is an ancient spice with lots of health benefits and culinary versatility. It has a slightly peppery flavour that goes very well with the traditional muffin. It can be a wholesome breakfast or a snack for sure. You can add grated carrots or zucchini to the batter before baking. These turmeric muffins are sure to brighten up any mealtime.

5. Jeera Saffron Muffins

Experience the most expensive Indian spice with jeera in muffins, creating a royal taste. The earthy aroma of cumin seeds (jeera) and the delicate saffron floral notes make a unique combo. Also, saffron gives the muffin a golden colour and a bit of sweetness. It goes best with a steaming cup of chai. Add creamy yoghurt and pistachios for excellent garnish.

This World Muffin Day try something unique and fun. Make sure to taste the goodness of spice making your muffins devour worthy.