I know it’s been a small minute since the last time I posted, but today I’m back again! BOY! This time around I have a WONDERFUL review for you!
I have the perfect on-the-go breakfast for those mornings the kids aren’t moving fast enough, the alarm clock decided to take a vacation, or the bed was just so warm and inviting! The moment you take a bite of these, you won’t be able to get enough!
I found this mix at my local produce stand (lucky for me they have a nice little selection of allergy friendly products!) for $5.99. The price was a little on the steep side, but my family recently enjoyed the blueberry muffin of the same brand, so I thought “Why not?”. The packaging itself is rather simple in design. The front displays a photograph that roughly showcases the end product, but ultimately does not do the muffins justice. As a sufferer of food intolerances, I greatly appreciate how Ardenne clearly labels the item with a clear gluten free label! Also those of special diet preferences, this product is also vegan. That’s not the BEST part! The best part is the ingredients are completely RECOGNIZABLE!
The item list you need in order to make these is surprisingly easy to obtain and the items are more than likely in your home already. That’s already an added bonus for you stay-at-home moms! No added grocery trips! Not only is the ingredient list easy, the items that you add can easily be interchangeable. Due to being dairy free, I substituted soy milk and oil based “butter” and they still baked beautifully!
The ingredients are simple to combine, blend together well, and require little effort in mixing!
The next step has the baker (that’s you!) creating the crunchy topping. To be honest, I was expecting this layer to completely melt within the muffin itself.
This section of the recipe is a little harder to mix by hand, but it still mixes rather quickly. The instructions say to spread the smaller mixture on the muffin batter. I took this opportunity to have a little fun with the batter and created spirals!
Overall the muffin mix is delightful! The directions are very easy to follow, the needed additions are within reach, and the end product is beautiful! The taste is a very soft vanilla cake flavor with just enough cinnamon to create a nice compliment. The top is a crunchy coating that melts as you continue to chew and the inside is moist and decadent.
Now! For this beautiful muffin, let’s enjoy some pictures!