Especially when my apartment’s boiler is not working properly and I wake to freezing, just above zero temps, in my area of Michigan. My first thought was to turn on my electric oven because it helps to warm the apartment and why not throw in some muffins to bake as well (two birds).
I used the same recipe I posted on a recent post of mine for Sour Cream Coffee Cake. Click for the recipe. I baked them at 350° for only 17 minutes in my vintage ecko baking tin. I did not top these but instead whipped up a spread for them from 4 oz cream cheese and 2 TBs sweet cream butter softened in the microwave but not melted, then stirred in 2 Tb French Vanilla coffee creamer to give it a rich, buttery slightly sweet flavor. Delicious, but they would have tasted great plain too. I just happen to be a fan of cream cheese and had some on hand from a sale last week at the local market.
I’m still pampering myself and having treats to make up for all the time last year during fall and the entire Holiday Season that I spent ill. First year I lost weight instead of gaining it for once, to think of it on the positive side.