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Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts

Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins with a Royal Tara Giveaway from Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle, who likes to wear
and eat green on March 17 is
author of The Coffeehouse
Mysteries
Here in New York City, our St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the largest and longest in the world with over 3 million spectators. Hot coffee is a must for me and my husband on those cold March mornings when we line up with our fellow New Yorkers and tourists from all over the world to watch the parade. 

Portable food is also a good idea, especially when it’s green, which is why I developed a special St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffin using ricotta cheese.  Why ricotta? 


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Because even though everyone is Irish on March 17, and New York owes a huge debt to its Irish immigrants, I've got Roman roots, just like St. Patrick (more on this later in the post).

As for the recipe, this sweet, soft Italian cheese is a fantastic ingredient for making tender, tasty muffins. The ricotta gives the muffins a nice substance without making them dry or heavy, so they're satisfying as well as delicious. Try them warm, right out of the oven, split open and slathered with butter or cream cheese, aahhh...

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Light Strawberry Shortcake Muffins from Cleo Coyle

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This is one of my favorite summertime muffins. It has the taste of a strawberry shortcake but with less fat and calories, making it a lovely breakfast or coffee-break snack. 
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Eat with strawberry joy!

~ Cleo


Low Fat Peach Muffins from author Cleo Coyle

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These tasty muffins are packed with fresh peach flavor. Marc and I often eat them drizzled with a little honey. They are truly amazing that way. If you prefer to make them low fat, use 1% or 2% milk. For a richer tasting muffin, go with whole milk, half-and-half, or cream. The higher the fat content of your milk, the richer your peach muffins will taste. 
Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
Learn about their books
by clicking here and here.


Either way, bring out that local, raw honey (the best tasting and best for you), put on a pot of coffee or tea, slip a pan of these babies in the oven, and get ready to eat with joy! ~ Cleo

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Irish Oatmeal Cookie Muffins from Cleo Coyle

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Packed with the nutrition and fiber of oatmeal, these muffins taste like a fresh-baked oatmeal cookie, redolent with the flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. They're fantastic with coffee or tea, and they'll help curb your appetite between meals. 


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While Irish Oatmeal works great in these muffins, you don't have to use steel cut oats. I often use plain "old fashioned" Quaker oats for this recipe.

Learn about the differences between these two types of oats in my full post. Just scroll down or on the "read more" link below, and may you always...

Eat with joy! 

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins (with ricotta!) for St. Patrick's Day by Cleo Coyle

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These pistachio muffins are outstanding. The batter tastes like pistachio ice cream, but I use a secret ingredient to bring nutrition to the muffin: ricotta cheese. Ricotta adds substance without heaviness and moistness without the high calories of extra butter or oil.

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Chocolate Ricotta Muffins: An Easy, Low-Fat Coffeehouse Recipe from Cleo Coyle

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My readers might recall these light, chocolaty muffins from my bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery A Brew to a Kill
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As the story opens, coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi hires a sweet-natured dietitian to help lighten some of the higher calorie items on her menu. 

When Lilly is brutally struck by a hit-and-run driver, Clare’s outrage propels her into tracking down the culprit; and once again, Clare is sleuthing her way in and out of trouble. 

For today's recipe, I'm duplicating one of Lilly's coffeehouse menu makeovers. May you eat it with joy--and in good health! 

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Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffins (with ricotta!) for St. Patrick's Day by Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle, who likes to wear
and eat green on March 17 is
author of The Coffeehouse
Mysteries
Here in New York City the St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the biggest of the year. Hot coffee is a must for me and my husband on those cold March mornings when we line up with our fellow New Yorkers to watch the parade. 

Portable food is also a good idea, especially when it’s green, which is why I developed a special St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Green Pistachio Muffin using ricotta cheese. 

Click here to download a PDF of the recipe that you can print, save or share.

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Click here for the free
PDF of this recipe.



Why ricotta? Because even though everyone is Irish on March 17, I’m Italian every other day of the year, and this sweet, soft Italian cheese is a fantastic ingredient for making a tender, delicious muffin. The ricotta gives the muffin a nice substance without making them dry or heavy, so they're satisfying as well as delicious. (Try them warm, right out of the oven, split open and slathered with butter or cream cheese, ahh....)