Browned butter just makes me smile! Thank you to Chef Eric from Providence Cafe for showing me how to make the delicious treat. I may become addicted to it…..it is not my fault….I blame the butter!
If you have never made browned butter, it is easy….yet kinda tricky. It can burn in just a matter of seconds. So be prepared for some trial-and-error when making browned butter. It has a gorgeous aroma that makes the whole house smell amazing, it reminds me of hazelnut-sweet, earthy, and aromatic!
The other day when I was leaving to go to work, I noticed our beautiful Amaryllis was in bloom. I had to take some pretty pictures with the gorgeous flower. The color is so vibrant next to the brown little muffins. You can’t let this beautiful flower go to waste. They are only in bloom for a week or less.
Now, since I met Nelly from Cooking with Books, I have wanted to try passion fruit. I can never find it in my grocery store. So when my favorite Greek yogurt, Chobani, came out with a passion fruit flavor…..WELLLLLL I was so excited to finally try the tropical fruit. The passion fruit Chobani is pretty fantastic, actually one of my favorite flavors.
Then finally, the other day while wandering in the produce section of my grocery store, what did I see? I actually SQUEEEE’d I was so excited, I am sure some people were wondering what all the fuss was about! Nelly warned me that they are VERY tart, and she was not kidding. I love really sour and really tart food, so they are perfect for me. They are an acquired taste for sure. I would guess it would be a texture thing for some people. You only eat the inside of the fruit, it is a loose consistency that is mixed with seeds that are edible.
Nelly shared that she likes to mix it with water in a blender, strain it, add sweetener, and drink it as a juice. Honestly, that seriously sounds AMAZING!!!
Now I created the muffin recipe, and still had troubles with the muffins. They taste wonderful, and were taste-tested too, so I know they are okay. BUT why did the centers continue to sag…..I now think it is the amount of flour, if I would have added maybe half cup more….they would look perfect. Well either way, my tummy thinks they are perfect! So I decided to get a little wacky, and make them into a sweet breakfast muffin. I put the Chobani passion fruit flavor yogurt in the center of the muffin, to fill the hole. Nobody has to know they are a bit droopy!
A sweet, nutty muffin, with the tart flavor of passion fruit to balance all the flavors together!
20 minsPrep Time
20 minsCook Time
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray.
In small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
In small sauce pan, on medium heat, I had my burner at 5 (I have a gas stove.) Melt down the butter, and swirl around the pan frequently, you should stay right by the pan while your are making the browned butter, let it have a small boil, and bubble some, it will start to smell different, and then will start turning brown on the bottom, once that happens, take off burner, and strain the brown pieces out, you can use a coffee filter or cheese cloth to strain the brown butter. It will have nutty aroma.
In medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, browned butter, and eggs. Mix well with a whisk. Mix in passion fruit, and then mix in flour mixture. If the batter seems to loose, add about 1/2 cup flour to the mixture.
Fill muffin tins 3/4 full, and bake for 15 - 20 depending on oven.
If you cannot find passion fruit, substitute 1 egg for 1/2 cup passion fruit Chobani Greek Yogurt.
The recipe is fun, simple, and well I FINALLY got to try passion fruit!!!! I took a spoonful of the fruit, and was immediately taken away to a tropical island…if only that was true!
Like I shared up above in the recipe, if you cannot find passion fruit. Just substitute 1 egg in the recipe with 1/2 cup passion fruit Chobani Greek Yogurt. It will make the muffins moist, fluffy, and WELLLL delicious!
Have you had passion fruit before? Do you like to make browned butter?