Extra gluten deep-dish cheese-stuffed pancetta, smoked brisket, charred shrimp, slow cooker pulled pork pizza with 30-hour authentic Italian arabiatta sauce, fresh mozzarella, gruyere, and gouda with bourbon-balsamic-maple-browned-butter drizzle. Just lookit that stuffed crust, will ya?!!
APRIL FOOLS! Ohhh I got ya! You thought we were having legit deep dish pizza with every meat, cheese, and gluten known to man, woman, and child, didn’t you? Didn’t you? Guys?! I fooled you, right?
Le sigh. Now I’m craving pizza.
Oh hey, muffins:
The morning glory muffin, a.k.a. the Something for Everyone Muff, is just so likable. A muffin jam packed with carrots, apples, shredded coconut, raisins and walnuts? I mean, who in Hades was smart enough to come up with this flavor infusion?!
Let me google it.
::Insert elevator music::
Okay, I have the answer.
Chef Pam McKinstry invented the morning glory muffin in 1978 on Nantucket Island for Earthbound Farm. In the kitchen with the whisk (or perhaps a wooden spoon, who knows?). Here’s the original morning glory muffin recipe. Slash, Pam, I’d like to meet you, you cheeky muffin maven you.
Per usual, I did a little add and subtract magic and came up with a grain-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free version of the recipe, which is also paleo-friendly.
Some people add pineapple. I don’t.
Do you ever say to yourself, “Wow. I should probably vacuum, wash my linens, scrub the tile, season my cast iron skillet, do my taxes, and take care of my fiscal and social responsibilities as a human” and then promptly bake muffins instead? Don’t answer that.
I’m gonna give it to you straight: these muffins require some work. There’s an above-average amount of grating, chopping, and ingredient measuring required for this recipe, but they’re soooo worth it. The recipe also includes ⅓ of a cup of mashed sweet potato, which I recognize not all of you have on-hand just any ol’ day, like me. If you don’t feel like roasting a sweet potato for the sake of these muffins, I bet you could use a ripe banana instead…and then you’d end up with banana bread morning glory muffs, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that, son!
The everythang muffin!