Noble Pig A blog dedicated to delicious, homemade food, travel and lifestyle. 2020-03-27T12:21:52Z https://noblepig.com/feed/atom/ WordPress https://noblepig.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-favicon-512-1-32x32.png Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[The Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16802 2020-03-27T12:20:25Z 2020-03-27T12:20:25Z Read More about The Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce]]> Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you.

Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you. #noblepig #dippingsauce #tatertots #spicysauce

If you’ve recently packed your freezer full of tater tots, it’s time to get creative. Even if you like to make alternative tater tots, you might as well have something other than ketchup to dip them in.

How many of you serve tater tots for breakfast instead of hash browns? I actually prefer tater tots to hash browns even though they are basically the same, just a different shape. Dipping tots in ketchup was fine as a kid, but as an adult, I feel like something extra is warranted in the taste department. If I’m going to eat “kid food” I at least want a more grown-up sauce.

This dipping sauce allows you to add more or less of the ingredients you love, depending on how much heat you want it to have and it’s easy to adjust if it’s too spicy for you.

Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you. #noblepig #dippingsauce #tatertots #spicysauce

For the best tasting tater tots, deep frying them is key. They are so much crispier on the outside and have that perfect crunch.

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How To Deep Fry Tater Tots

  1. If you have a deep fryer, you can skip the oven and fry perfectly browned tots. You can also use a large Dutch oven with a thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil.
  2. Preheat the oil to 375 F.
  3. Remove frozen tater tots from the freezer.
  4. Fill the deep-fryer basket no more than halfway with tater tots and submerge them in the preheated oil. If you’re using a Dutch oven, do not overcrowd them in the pan. To fry a whole bag you will need to do this in batches.
  5. Fry the tater tots for three to four minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Lift the deep-fryer basket out of the hot oil and pour the tater tots into a bowl lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil or use a slotted spoon to remove tater tots from the oil if using a Dutch oven.

Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you. #noblepig #dippingsauce #tatertots #spicysauce

Tater Tot Dipping Sauce Ingredient List

  • mayonnaise
  • Sriracha sauce
  • chipotle Tabasco
  • ketchup

Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you. #noblepig #dippingsauce #tatertots #spicysauce

Get your tots in the deep fryer or the oven and enjoy this dipping sauce. Perfect for a night in front of the television.

Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you. #noblepig #dippingsauce #tatertots #spicycauce
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The Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce

Save the plain ketchup for the kids and make the Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce for those with a more mature palette. If you prefer a little spicy heat, this tot dipping sauce is for you.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword The Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 13 Tablespoons
Calories 38kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsps mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1/8 cup chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • 1/8 cup ketchup

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until combined.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Can be made ahead and will last in the refrigerator for weeks.
  • Sauce makes enough to serve with a 28 oz bag of tater tots.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1.9mg | Sodium: 183.8mg | Potassium: 15.7mg | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin A: 0.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Three Easy Meals You Can Make With Canned Chicken]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16745 2020-03-22T03:57:25Z 2020-03-21T12:24:24Z Read More about Three Easy Meals You Can Make With Canned Chicken]]> Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.

Three Easy Meals You Can Make With Canned Chicken

Did you grow up eating canned chicken? I didn’t. Canned tuna, yes, but honestly I never knew canned chicken even existed until about twenty-two or twenty-three years ago. I purchased my first canned chicken in bulk at one of the big box stores, now Costco, (I think it was called Price Club back then) and I’ve never looked back. I was honestly surprised how good it is. Back then I think I just mixed it together with mayonnaise and made a sandwich out of it. I don’t think I started getting creative with canned chicken until a couple years after buying it for the first time.

Canned chicken became a welcome pantry staple when I needed a quick meal, especially lunch. It has a really long shelf life and tastes surprisingly delicious in so many things. It’s also a godsend when you don’t know what to make your kid’s for dinner or forgot to take something out of the freezer. As someone who cooks mostly from scratch, it does surprise me how much I truly enjoy this shelf stable item.

Have you ever purchased canned chicken? If yes, what do you make with it? If you’re still nervous about it, I suggest trying it in one of the following three recipes, I think you’ll be very surprised at how good it is.

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

Is All Canned Chicken Created Equal?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say NO. I have never had better canned chicken than the Kirkland (Costco) brand. It’s super high quality, is seasoned well and tastes all around delicious, not to mention how inexpensive six cans are. There are a couple of other brands I feel are good, but they don’t hit the mark like the Kirkland brand. Taste test them for yourselves.

My Top Three Canned Chicken Brands

  1. Kirkland Signature Chicken Breast
  2. HORMEL Premium Chunk Chicken
  3. Swanson White and Dark Premium Chunk Chicken

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

The key to this delicious canned chicken salad recipe is the ratio of ingredients to one can of chicken. It’s such a delicious combination of flavors, especially if let it sit overnight in the fridge before serving. We actually love eating this for breakfast with a toasted bagel!

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

I usually double or triple this recipe. It lasts a long time in the refrigerator and it’s great to have available when everyone in the family is eating at a different time.

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

Canned Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

My kids always loved quesadillas and it was such an easy thing to make them for lunch when they were home during the summer or on weekends. However, I felt it was important to get a little more protein in the meal, but did not always have a protein source on hand during the lunch hour. Canned chicken is a lifesaver for these delicious quesadillas. One full can of chicken will make about seven fajita sized quesadillas. They are perfect served plain, but are even more amazing served with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

What Else Can I Add To My Quesadilla

  • toss the chicken with some taco seasoning
  • canned diced green chiles or jalapenos
  • pickled jalapenos

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

Just fill half of a flour tortilla with shredded cheese and canned chicken, fold the tortilla over and place in a warm skillet with melted butter. You will be quite surprised how good these taste.

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

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Canned Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

I love Caesar salad made from scratch, but that is not always reality on a busy day. I have a favorite bottled variety of Caesar salad dressing, it’s Cardini’s. However, I like to doctor it up with a few extras like lemon juice, pepper, Parmesan and garlic. With the canned chicken and the kicked up salad dressing, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a quick and easy Caesar salad. If I have croutons on hand I will also toss them into this salad. It’s the perfect lunch when I’m short on time and/or ingredients.

 

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

Here is what the Caesar dressing looks like before I whisk it all together. I think you’ll love it.

These three canned chicken recipes are also great alternatives for college kids living in an apartment and have limited ingredients or limited skills when it comes to cooking. They are all so easy to make.

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig

Can I Use The Juice From My Canned Chicken?

Yes you can! The water your canned chicken is packed in has lots of flavor. Drain into a pouring vessel and keep it covered in the refrigerator to use it later.

  • Use it to make rice
  • Use it as the liquid to boil your ramen noodles in
  • Replace chicken broth in soups
  • Poach chicken
Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig
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Canned Chicken Salad

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Canned Chicken, Canned Chicken Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 366kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Ranch dressing dry mix
  • 1 can (12.5 oz) canned chicken, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion (green parts only)

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine mayonnaise and Ranch dressing mix.
  • Add canned chicken to the mayonnaise mixture. The chicken will likely be in chunks so make sure you shred it with two forks before mixing the mayonnaise with the chicken.
  • Stir in celery and green onion.
  • You can add ground black pepper and salt if you like, but I never do.
  • Serve on toast, as a sandwich, over a bed of lettuce, on a toasted bagel, with crackers or plain.

Notes

While this chicken salad seems like a straightforward recipe there are a few things that make it great. The Kirkland (Costco) brand of chicken is really the star here. It is just much better quality than any other canned chicken out there. Second, it's the ratio of these ingredients. It would be easy to haphazardly toss in these ingredients, but after making this for twenty plus years, I have found it's the amount of these ingredients to one can of chicken that really makes it delicious. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled etc., just keep ratios the same.
Resting time...while you can eat this right after making it, it's even better if you give it time to chill and meld together. At least two hours, but it is really at it's best once it has been sitting overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.1g | Protein: 23.2g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.6g | Cholesterol: 105.2mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 65.7mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 6.1IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 13.7mg | Iron: 3.8mg
Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig
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Canned Chicken Quesadillas

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Canned Chicken Quesadilla, Canned Chicken Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 quesadilla
Calories 360kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1 fajita sized flour tortilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese, any kind (I use Mexican blend)
  • 1/4 cup shredded canned chicken
  • butter

Instructions

  • Cover one half side of your tortilla with shredded cheese.
  • Sprinkle shredded chicken over the cheese and fold tortilla in half.
  • Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Once butter is melted, place tortilla in the pan until golden brown and cheese is melty. Flip tortilla over and continue cooking until golden brown and cheese is completed melted.
  • Remove from pan and slice tortilla into triangles with a pizza cutter. Serve immediately.
  • Tastes even better with salsa and sour scream on the side, but still delicious plain.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 20mg | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 6.1mg
Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal. #easymeals #pantrystaplerecipe #easypantrystaplemeal #easydinner #whatsfordinner #noblepig
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Canned Chicken Caesar Salad

Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Canned Chicken, Canned Chicken Caesar Salad
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 273kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup bottled Caesar Salad Dressing
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 2 tsps shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper
  • 4 oz. canned chicken, shredded
  • 1 head (3-4 oz) romaine lettuce, chopped

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together salad dressing, lemon juice, garlic, Parmesan and ground pepper.
  • Toss salad dressing with lettuce and add canned chicken. Sprinkle with more Parmesan and ground pepper if you like.

Notes

If you're serving this as a side dish it's great for two people. The whole salad would be enough as a meal for one person.

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 21.5g | Saturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 352mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 0.8g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 10.5mg | Iron: 4mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16653 2020-03-27T12:21:52Z 2020-01-26T13:00:59Z Read More about The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins]]> The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening – whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these decadently amazing brownie muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these amazing muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins Recipe

When it comes to chocolate, real chocolate is always the better choiceWaxy, weak-flavored chocolate should not have a prominent place in your most treasured recipes. Luckily for you, the most decadent brownie muffins definitely deliver when it comes to deep, rich, full-on chocolate flavor. What could be better than that?

These brownie muffins are exactly the recipe to satisfy those wild chocolate cravings, it would be impossible to feel denied after having one. Just remember to not get hung up on what time of the day to eat one of these decadent muffins – they’re adaptable! Breakfast, dessert or midnight snack, these brownie muffins will satisfy all the cravings.

The intense flavor of these muffins comes from using two types of chocolate, dark and milk. The dark chocolate is melted for the batter, while the milk chocolate is folded in and added on top. The two flavors balance each other perfectly, turning out a brownie muffin that hits all the right buttons.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these amazing muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

How To Use Foil Cupcake Liners

When it comes to foil paper liners, did you know you’re supposed to remove the paper liner that sits in between them? Most people I ask say they always leave the paper ones  inside the foil wrappers. The paper separators are there only to keep the foil liners separated. Even though the paper liners are the same shape and size as the foil liners, they are not coated either quilon or silicone. Both of these substances keep your muffins and cupcakes from sticking to the paper liners. The paper separators in between the foil liners don’t have that coating.

Now, here’s another thing, foil liners do not require you to use a muffin pan. You are supposed to use the foil liners right on a cookie sheet. I don’t use them that way because they do expand more during baking and I prefer my muffins or cupcakes to be more compact.

For the purpose of this recipe, I have found using non-stick spray on the foil liners (even though they are non-stick) helps release these very chocolaty muffins from the liners more easily.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these amazing muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

How To Melt Butter and Chocolate

Butter and chocolate are melted together in this recipe to add necessary fat, as well as to thin out the chocolate, making it easier to blend together easily with the other ingredients. Melting the butter with the chocolate is important when a recipe calls for actual chocolate instead of cocoa powder. The butter also replaces any need for other fat such as oil.

Melting chocolate on the stovetop isn’t difficult, but it does require some care.

  • Add chocolate (broken into pieces) and cubed butter together in a large saucepan, 10-12″.
  • Stove heat should be on the lowest possible setting.
  • Use a rubber spatula to slowly stir the butter and chocolate together until butter is completely melted and chocolate is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and let cool at least 10 minutes.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these decadently amazing brownie muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

What Happens If You Overmix The Batter?

When batter for cakes, brownies, muffins is overmixed, the gluten in the flour will form form elastic gluten strands. This is usually what you want for cookies, but not for cakes and muffins. Overmixing can also cause uneven baking as well as resulting in dense, chewy textures.

The flour for this recipe will incorporate after gentle folds, even though it looks like it won’t.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these decadently amazing brownie muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

Because eggs are the only leavener, these brownies do not rise very much when they bake. To get the dome-like top, you really need to heap the batter into each cup. Add about 1/3 cup batter into each prepares cup and top each with with another heaping spoonful of batter. Lightly press extra milk chocolate chips onto each muffin before baking.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these decadently amazing brownie muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

Overbaking Woes

Overbaking definitely has an effect on brownies, so checking for doneness is key. Gently press on the top of the dome, it should spring back when it’s ready. The toothpick test does not work in baked goods where whole chocolate chips are in the batter.

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these decadently amazing brownie muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.

The Beauty Of These Muffins

As you can see in the picture above, these brownie muffins are super chocolaty and dense. The dome has the same texture of the top of a craggy brownie, but once you break through, the middle is this amazing soft and delicious brownie. It’s the best of both worlds, especially if you love brownie edges.

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Equipment Needed For This Recipe

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The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these amazing muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.
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The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins

The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins are muffins by morning or brownies by evening - whatever time of day you decide to indulge, these decadently amazing brownie muffins will tame the fiercest of chocolate cravings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Decadent Brownies, The Most Decadent Brownie Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 11 muffins
Calories 487kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 10 oz dark chocolate (85% cacao), broken into squares
  • 10 tbsp butter, cubed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips, plus extra for the tops
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 11 muffin cups with foil liners and coat each with nonstick spray.
  • Melt dark chocolate and butter together in a large sauce pan (10-12") over very low heat. Stir continuously with a rubber spatula until smooth and fully incorporated. Remove from heat and let cool at least ten minutes.
  • Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Slowly add chocolate, whisking together with egg mixture. (Make sure chocolate is not too hot that it will cook your eggs.)
  • Gently fold in flour, just until incorporated. Add chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Fill prepared foil cups with batter as indicated in the post in order to get the height of these muffins. Top each muffin with additional milk chocolate chips. Bake 35 minutes or until muffin springs back to the touch. Let muffins cool in the pan on a rack for twenty minutes before trying to remove them. They are amazing warm, but are perfect when cooled.
  • Store in a tightly closed container for up to a week.

Notes

Using high quality butter, such as Kerrygold, and high quality chocolate, such as Guittard, really makes a difference in the taste of this recipe.
Make sure to read the whole post for tips and tricks for this recipe and the reasons we do/don't do certain things. 

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.4g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 32.6g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 93.9mg | Sodium: 123.4mg | Potassium: 67.1mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 30.4g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 10.1mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[RumChata Bundt Cake]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16568 2020-01-04T20:00:52Z 2019-12-22T14:49:14Z Read More about RumChata Bundt Cake]]> RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie!

RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! #noblepig #rumchata #rumchatarecipes #bundtcake #cundtcakerecipes #yellowcake #poundcake #easycakerecipe #rumcake #rumcakerecipe

RumChata Bundt Cake Recipe

It’s time to get out the Bundt cake pan and bake this delicious RumChata Bundt Cake. There is something about the gorgeous distinctive and decorative look of a Bundt cake that never goes out of style. These ring shaped cakes with their flutes and ridges never require more than a dusting of powdered sugar or a draping of glaze to be a showstopper.

The shape of a Bundt cake is inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf, however Bundt cakes are not associated with any single recipe.

Still Looking for Bundt Cake Recipes? Try these:

RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! #noblepig #rumchata #rumchatarecipes #bundtcake #cundtcakerecipes #yellowcake #poundcake #easycakerecipe #rumcake #rumcakerecipe

What Does RumChata Taste Like?

RumChata liqueur is a blend of rum, cream, cinnamon and vanilla and has made a big impression on the bar scene since its inception. The word “RumChata” is a portmanteau of the words “rum” and “horchata” and was designed to taste like a combination of the two.

RumChata is absolutely delicious poured over ice alone or you can mix it with equal parts Kahlua for another way to serve it. RumChata can also be made into a White Russian cocktail with equal parts RumChata, Kahlua, vodka and cream. It’s such a versatile liqueur to have in any well stocked bar.

RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! #noblepig #rumchata #rumchatarecipes #bundtcake #cundtcakerecipes #yellowcake #poundcake #easycakerecipe #rumcake #rumcakerecipe

Do You Need To Refrigerate RumChata After Opening?

RumChata will not go bad if you store it at room temperature once it’s opened. The dairy and the alcohol used in this liqueur is homogenized to ensure its stability. After twelve months of being open, you could see a decline in RumChata’s spicy flavor.

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What Ingredients Are In RumChata Bundt Cake?

  • Typical cake ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, butter vanilla and eggs
  • RumChata liqueur

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How Do I Make RumChata Bundt Cake?

  1. Spray your Bundt cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Measure RumChata into a glass measuring cup and add vegetable oil to the same cup.
  4. Add RumChata mixture, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture, beating on high for two minutes.
  5. Add eggs, beat for another two minutes.
  6. Pour batter into pan.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for forty minutes.
  8. Let cool for two hours before removing from pan.
  9. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! #noblepig #rumchata #rumchatarecipes #bundtcake #cundtcakerecipes #yellowcake #poundcake #easycakerecipe #rumcake #rumcakerecipe

Recipe Tips

  • Spray the Bundt pan with cooking spray, making sure to get all the nooks and crannies of the pan.
  • Make sure cold ingredients have a chance to come to room temperature before mixing them together.
  • Measure the 1-1/4 cups of RumChata in a clear, glass, 2-cup capacity measuring cup, then add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid up to 1-1/3 cups. (Make sure this measurement is accurate as they are very close to each other.)
  • Do not overmix the batter.
  • Let the cake cool for two hours before flipping it out of the pan.
  • Let cake cool completely before dusting with confectioners’ sugar.

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How Do I Store RumChata Bundt Cake?

Once the cake has cooled completely this RumChata cake can easily be stored on the counter in a sealed container or can be placed in the refrigerator for an even longer shelf like. This cake also freezes well.

RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! #noblepig #rumchata #rumchatarecipes #bundtcake #cundtcakerecipes #yellowcake #poundcake #easycakerecipe #rumcake #rumcakerecipe

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This is my favorite Bundt cake pan if you happen to need one.

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RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! #noblepig #rumchata #rumchatarecipes #bundtcake #cundtcakerecipes #yellowcake #poundcake #easycakerecipe #rumcake #rumcakerecipe
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RumChata Bundt Cake

RumChata Bundt Cake highlights all the best flavors of RumChata liqueur ~ a cream flavored rum made with cinnamon and vanilla. The finished cake has a pound cake texture and tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword RumChata, RumChata Bundt Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 12 slices
Calories 272kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3-1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsps salt
  • 1-1/4 cups RumChata liqueur
  • vegetable oil
  • 8 tbsps butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup Bundt cake pan by spraying with cooking spray.

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer or other large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

  • Measure the 1-1/4 cups of RumChata in a clear, glass, 2-cup capacity measuring cup, then add enough vegetable oil to bring the liquid up to 1-1/3 cups. (Make sure this measurement is accurate as they are very close to each other.)

  • Add the RumChata mixture, butter and vanilla to the flour mixture and beat on medium-high for two minutes. Add the eggs and beat another two minutes. (It is imperative not to overmix, otherwise your cake will be tough.) Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake cake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Cool on wire racks for 2 hours. Remove from pan and cool completely.

  • Dust with confectioners' sugar when completely cool.

Notes

While RumChata has a significant rum flavor, this cake once baked tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie. If you would prefer a rum flavor, you could easily make a RumChata glaze by mixing together RumChata and confectioners' sugar and drizzling over the top of the baked cake. 

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.7g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 72.1mg | Sodium: 293.6mg | Potassium: 166.4mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 18.2g | Vitamin A: 28.9IU | Calcium: 7.1mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16517 2020-01-04T23:33:43Z 2019-12-18T18:50:16Z Read More about Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins]]> These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

Eggnog Banana Bread Muffin Recipe

If you prefer spending holiday mornings around the tree with family, instead of in the kitchen, these Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are the perfect answer to a pre-made holiday breakfast. Make these eggnog muffins the day before for a stress-free Christmas or New Year’s Day breakfast. They are simple to put together and you likely already have all the ingredients you need.

There are lots of things that make the holiday season special, but the one stand-out is the food. For many, this is the only time of the year we allow ourselves to enjoy certain dishes, many of which have cultural significance. It’s definitely the perfect time of year for festive breakfast and brunch recipes.

Still Looking for Holiday Breakfast Recipes? Try these:

How To Make Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins

  1. Mash bananas well with a fork and place them into a 2-cup liquid measuring bowl. Add egg, melted (cooled) butter, vanilla and enough eggnog to make a total of two cups. The addition of eggnog will only be enough to make a total of two cups of all the wet ingredients mentioned. Do not add more eggnog.
  2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold them into each other.  Do not over-mix, about 10 strokes is about enough.
  3. Spoon the batter lightly into the muffin pan. If you want your muffins to look like the pictures, place extra nuts and chocolate onto the top of each muffin.
  4. Place muffins oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for 15 minutes in the pan (on a wire rack) before removing.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

How To Ripen Bananas Quickly

Ripe bananas are essential for these eggnog muffins. Bananas should have yellow skins (no green!) with an even array of brown freckles. Since ripening bananas can take a few days and sometimes up to a week, there is a quicker way. All you have to do is bake your unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet in a 250 degree F oven until they are soft, 15-20 minutes. Let them cool, peel, and add them to your recipe. It’s so easy and no more waiting for brown bananas when you have an urge to bake.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

Recipe Tips

  • Bananas should be ripe. See above for how to ripen bananas quickly.
  • Your wet ingredients should not exceed a total of two cups. Because bananas are different sizes, the addition of the amount of eggnog will vary.
  • Thoroughly whisk together your dry ingredients, making sure baking powder and baking soda are fully combined within the flour.
  • Do not add hot ingredients like melted butter to cold ingredients like egg and eggnog. Try to bring ingredients to room temperature before mixing together.
  • All eggnog is not created equal. Check the labels and grab the brand that has the highest fat content.
  • Do not over-mix the batter or your muffins will not be tender.
  • Add extra nuts and chocolate to the tops of the muffin if you want them to look like the picture.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

Can I Freeze Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins?

Yes you can. Wrap each muffin individually with saran wrap and place in a tightly lidded container for up to six months. Let them thaw on the counter for six hours before serving.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

How To Keep Muffins Moist Overnight

  • Let your muffins cool completely.
  • Keep muffins in their paper liners.
  • Place them in a resealable bag or a tightly lidded container.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

Why Did My Muffins Turn Out Dense?

Most likely it was too much leavening by measuring incorrectly; too much baking powder or soda in your muffin batter will cause muffins to rise temporarily, then collapse. This is how they become dense.  Over-mixing is another cause of dense muffins.  Mixing the muffin batter too much creates a dense muffin, with huge pockets of air inside.

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe

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These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts. #noblepig #eggnog #eggnogmuffins #eggnogbananamuffins #holidaybreakfastrecipes #holidaybreakfastideas #christmasbrunch #holidaymuffinrecipe #fluffyeggnogmuffins #christmasbreakfast #muffins #muffinrecipe
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Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins

These Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins are tender, delicious and full of pure banana flavor. The eggnog lends a gentle nod to the holidays in a format that is perfect for celebrating Christmas brunch. This holiday breakfast muffin is the perfect cure to hunger while unwrapping those holiday gifts.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Bread, Eggnog, Eggnog Banana Bread Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 236kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1-1/2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • eggnog, add only enough eggnog to make your wet ingredients equal two cups
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips (72% cacao)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a standard muffin tin with paper liners.

  • Mash your bananas well with a fork and place them into a 2-cup liquid measuring bowl. Add egg, melted (cooled) butter, vanilla and enough eggnog to make a total of two cups. The addition of eggnog will only be enough to make a total of two cups of all the wet ingredients mentioned. Do not add more eggnog.

  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold them very carefully into each other.  Do not over-mix, about 10 strokes is about enough. (Over-mixing is the death of baked goods. There might even be some dry spots of batter left and it will be lumpy. That is fine! If you mix until the batter is runny, your muffins will be average, and a little tough.) Fold in chopped nuts and chocolate just until incorporated.

  • Spoon the batter lightly into the muffin pan (do not pack it in). If you want your muffins to look like the pictures, place extra nuts and chocolate onto the top of each muffin.

  • Place into your preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Let cool for 15 minutes in the pan (on a wire rack) before removing.
  • Will keep several days in a tightly covered container.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.2g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 11.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 31.4mg | Sodium: 296.5mg | Potassium: 93.3mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 303.3g | Vitamin A: 11.6IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 4.5mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Santa Snack Board]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16457 2019-12-06T13:28:48Z 2019-12-05T22:59:56Z Read More about Santa Snack Board]]> This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season.

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season. #noblepig #santasnackboard #diysantasnackboard #diy #healthysnackboard #christmas #christmasrecipes #easychristmasrecipes #holidayrecipes #santafood #santa #holidayentertaining #holidayfood #christmasappetizer

Santa Snack Board Recipe

Your holiday appetizer list just got easier with this adorable Santa Snack Board. Place this snack board among your most decadent holiday dips and right next to the mini crab cakes and watch this tray of veggies disappear. It’s just too cute not to eat!

Make this board at home and transport it anywhere! Just place the finished snack tray on several sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil and wrap them up and over the top tightly. This will keep any of the veggies from moving out of place. This board can easily be put together in twenty minutes and would be the perfect job for young ones to help out with preparation.

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I’m sharing this absolutely adorable holiday recipe from my sweet friend Maegan’s new book, Beautiful Boards. If I could recommend any book for you to buy as a gift and for yourself, it would be this one. The time and creativity Maegan put into this book just blows my mind. There are ideas for boards for every holiday, special occasions, seasons, sports, game night and meals. The best part – they are guides. You can easily substitute items for what you already have and get the same beautiful results. Each board created by Maegan is really the perfect inspiration for whatever occasion you might be celebrating. I promise you’re going to love-love this book.

Looking for other appetizer board recipes? Try these:

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season. #noblepig #santasnackboard #diysantasnackboard #diy #healthysnackboard #christmas #christmasrecipes #easychristmasrecipes #holidayrecipes #santafood #santa #holidayentertaining #holidayfood #christmasappetizer

Santa Snack Board Ingredients

  • plain hummus
  • black olives
  • tomatoes
  • red bell peppers
  • mozzarella balls
  • cauliflower florets
  • broccoli florets
  • club crackers

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Santa Snack Board Recipe Tips

  • Use the right-sized board with a lip to hold everything in place. This is the exact board I used.
  • I used an 8.5″ diameter plate for the hummus.
  • Purchase already cut florets for the cauliflower and broccoli for time-saving reasons.
  • Mini mozzarella balls are preferred, but regular sized mozzarella balls also work fine.

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season. #noblepig #santasnackboard #diysantasnackboard #diy #healthysnackboard #christmas #christmasrecipes #easychristmasrecipes #holidayrecipes #santafood #santa #holidayentertaining #holidayfood #christmasappetizer

I hope you get a chance to make this adorable snack board over the holiday season.

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season. #noblepig #santasnackboard #diysantasnackboard #diy #healthysnackboard #christmas #christmasrecipes #easychristmasrecipes #holidayrecipes #santafood #santa #holidayentertaining #holidayfood #christmasappetizer

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season. #noblepig #santasnackboard #diysantasnackboard #diy #healthysnackboard #christmas #christmasrecipes #easychristmasrecipes #holidayrecipes #santafood #santa #holidayentertaining #holidayfood #christmasappetizer

Pick up a copy of Maegan’s book, Beautiful Boards today! You will not be disappointed with all the creative ways you can make an appetizer or a meal board for your family. And there’s a picture with every recipe.

Please join our NOBLE PIG FACEBOOK GROUP for a more in depth look at recipes, cooking tips and other member contributions.

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season. #noblepig #santasnackboard #diysantasnackboard #diy #healthysnackboard #christmas #christmasrecipes #easychristmasrecipes #holidayrecipes #santafood #santa #holidayentertaining #holidayfood #christmasappetizer
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Santa Snack Board

This Santa Snack Board is the perfect holiday centerpiece for every gathering this season. Not only is this healthy snack board festive and fun, it uses simple ingredients everyone loves. This Santa Board transports easily, feel free to take it along to every celebration this season.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Holiday Appetizer, Santa Snack Board
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 70kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 16 oz (454 g) plain hummus (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 can (6 oz) large pitted black olives, divided
  • 30 cherry or grape tomatoes, divided
  • 3 large red bell peppers, cut into strips, reserving 1/2 top of a pepper
  • 1 container (8 oz or 227 g) mini mozzarella balls, drained and patted dry
  • 2 bags (12 oz or 336 g) cauliflower florets
  • 1 bag (12 oz or 336 g broccoli florets
  • club crackers

Instructions

  • Evenly spread hummus onto a round white plate with a lip around the edge. Place plate in the center of a 20 x 13 - inch board (51 x 33 cm).
  • Press two olives for Santa's eyes, a tomato for his nose and the 1/2 top of a bell pepper for his smile onto the hummus.
  • Layer red bell pepper strips, starting from the top of the plate up to the top-right corner of the board to look like Santa's hat.
  • Add a row of mini mozzarella balls (regular size works too) to the top edge of the plate and a small pile of mozzarella balls to decorate the top of Santa's hat.
  • Arrange the cauliflower for Santa's beard, mustache and eyebrows.
  • Place remaining black olives, except for one, at the bottom of the board, around the cauliflower beard to look like Santa's belt. Stack 1-3 club crackers at the very bottom center of the board with the remaining olive cut in half and the halves pressed together in the center of the cracker to resemble Santa's belt buckle.
  • Divide the remaining tomatoes on either side of Santa's cauliflower beard, filling in from the olives up to the middle of the board.
  • Add the broccoli to the top left of the board and fan the club crackers along the right side of the board.

Notes

Nutrition information is for 2 tablespoons of store-bought hummus only. This does not include any vegetables or crackers included in this board.

Nutrition

Serving: 282 | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 4mg

This recipe has been reprinted with permission.

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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Mouthwatering Oven Omelet]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16361 2019-11-18T20:16:48Z 2019-11-18T20:16:48Z Read More about Mouthwatering Oven Omelet]]> A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas

Mouthwatering Oven Omelet Recipe

Can food taste “luxurious”? I mean, what kind of taste would that be? The word luxurious does not really describe what something would taste like, however, after my first bite of this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet I found myself blurting, “these were the most luxurious eggs I have ever tasted.” Strange, since we usually equate luxury with expense and this recipe is not full of pricey ingredients. It’s more likely I was trying to describe that this omelet was rich in flavor, taste and texture and delicious in a complex way. And trust me, this is one of the best egg dishes you will ever eat!

It’s definitely the season for breakfast casserole, special breakfasts and holiday brunches. This oven omelet fits the bill for all of the special occasions coming up as well as all the weekends you just want to step-up your breakfast game. Also, if breakfast for dinner is something you normally indulge in, this oven omelet will not disappoint.

If brunch is your weekend reward (and most of us are in fact working for the weekend), this “weekend egg dish” needs to get on your menu. Unlike our daily grab-and-go breakfast meals, the most successful brunches are lengthy, indulgent meals, often with good friends that motivate us to leave the warmth of our beds and linger over several rounds of Bloody Marys.

The Best Sunday Brunch Menu:

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas

How To Make A Mouthwatering Oven Omelet

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 2-quart baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  2. Saute bacon crumbles and green onion with olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Combine shredded smoked Gouda and Havarti cheeses together.
  4. Beat eggs, milk and seasoned salt until combined. Stir in 10 ounces of the cheese mixture (approx 2 full cups) and the bacon-onion mixture.
  5. Transfer egg mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle egg mixture with another half cup of the cheese mixture before placing in the oven.
  6. Bake, uncovered for 45-65 minutes. Check for doneness.
  7. When the omelet is done to the touch, sprinkle with any remaining cheese and keep the pan in the oven until cheese melts; about 5 minutes.

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas

Recipe Tips

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  • Choosing the right type of baking dish for this recipe is key to its success. A shallow 2-quart baking dish is what you need. Anything smaller in volume will increase your cooking time significantly and anything larger will not yield as fluffy an omelet.
  • When it comes to bacon crumbles, I have found the best to be the Kirkland brand from Costco, sold in a 1.25 lb package. They are fully cooked and are NOT found in the refrigerated section. These are not dried out bacon bits, but crumbly/fatty bacon crumbles. See the recipe card below to find out how to substitute fresh bacon for the bacon crumbles in this recipe.
  • For the best flavor, do not substitute regular Gouda cheese for the Smoked Gouda cheese called for in the recipe.
  • Do not use already shredded cheese, which contains a caking agent and affects the melting of the cheese. Havarti cheese is especially creamy and I find the easiest way to shred it is with a food processor.
  • Crack your eggs and measure out your milk. Let them sit on the counter for 30-45 minutes to warm up. This will help speed up the required cooking time.
  • There are three different places where the cheese is added in this recipe. Make sure to read the full recipe ahead of time to avoid the mistake of adding all the cheese at once.
  • Since ovens and pans vary, those two items will make for the biggest differences in needed cooking times. The eggs on the edges of the pan will cook first. You’ll know the omelet is done cooking when the center of the omelet springs back to the touch and feels just like it does on the edge of the pan. With the amount of cheese in this recipe it’s really hard to overcook the eggs and it will remain creamy so don’t worry if your omelet has to stay in the oven to finish cooking.
  • Once the omelet is done and you’ve added the extra cheese to melt on top, you can also add a few more slices of green onion and bacon crumbles on top for purposes of presentation.

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas

Who Invented Brunch Anyway?

The term “brunch” was coined by a British author in the late 1800’s when he wrote  “Brunch: A Plea” in a Hunter’s Weekly article alluding to and suggesting to others how a late-morning feast instead of the usual, post-church dinner would be more enjoyable. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” he wrote. “It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” In this new idea of a mixed-meal (breakfast and lunch), Beringer defended those nursing their Sunday morning hangovers, indicating brunch was the perfect cure all. Cheers to that!

However, not all agree that brunch is a wonderful way to spend Sunday morning. Late celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, wrote in his nonfiction book Kitchen Confidentialthat “brunch was “punishment” for B-team cooks (whose supervision is at a minimum) and a “dumping ground” for the week’s leftovers.” I’m thinking Bourdain is a minority in his sentiments and most of us have a particular enthusiasm for enjoying brunch on a Sunday morning, minus any long lines and crowds at the most popular places.

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas

Omelet vs. Omelette ~ What’s The Correct Spelling?

An omelet and omelette is a breakfast dish made with eggs. Both words spell a noun that refers to a breakfast item.

Omelette is the French spelling of the word omelet and is also the preferred spelling in British English, while omelet is the regular American spelling. Basically, both words are equal in meaning and used interchangeably in writing and substituted for each-other in any context.

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas
This recipe is also naturally low carb.

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A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together.  #noblepig #ovenomeletterecipe #ovenomelet #breakfastcasserole #brunchrecipe #bakedomelette #bakedomelet #bruncheggs #bruncheggsforacrowd #bruncheggideas #breakfastfordinner #bruncheggscasserole #brunchideas
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Mouthwatering Oven Omelet

A decadent and sumptuous brunch recipe, this Mouthwatering Oven Omelet will  have you wondering why you make eggs any other way. Everyone at your breakfast table will imagine you fussed over this easy omelet, when in reality this egg dish takes very little time to put together. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast for Dinner, Brunch Eggs, Mouthwatering Oven Omelet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 312kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 tbsps (56 g) bacon crumbles*
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt (such as Lawry's)
  • 8 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded, divided
  • 7 ounces Havarti cheese, shredded, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a shallow, 2-quart baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil; saute bacon crumbles and green onion together until slightly softened; about two minutes. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shredded smoked Gouda and Havarti cheeses together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and seasoned salt until combined. Stir in 10 ounces of the cheese mixture (approx 2 full cups) and the bacon-onion mixture.
  • Transfer egg mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle egg mixture with another half cup of the cheese mixture before placing in the oven.
  • Bake, uncovered for 45-65 minutes. The omelet is done when the center springs back to the touch in the same way the sides spring back when touched. Cooking times will be dependent on your oven and the size/shallowness of the pan you use.
  • When the omelet is done to the touch, sprinkle with any remaining cheese and keep the pan in the oven until cheese melts; about 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

*Bacon crumbles are already fully cooked bacon in crumbled form. Bacon crumbles are not the dried out bacon bit version. The best bacon crumbles are the Kirkland brand from Costco. They work perfectly in this recipe. If you don't have access to bacon crumbles you can always fry up eight pieces of regular bacon (not too crispy) and chop into smaller pieces. You can use the bacon drippings to saute the green onion. 
Check the body of this post for more helpful recipe tips.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 19.8g | Fat: 22.5g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 252.4mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 55.1mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 19.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 33.3mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16322 2019-11-14T20:47:16Z 2019-11-14T20:47:16Z Read More about Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins]]> The ingredients are simple on their own, but together these Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins are a delicious fall symphony. Each flavor compliments and enhances one another making these muffins one of the best tasting bites you’ll enjoy this season.

Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffin Recipe

Looks like Christmas, tastes like Thanksgiving, these Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins are as drool-worthy as they look! There are definitely more fall muffin recipes than your basic pumpkin muffins and this particular recipe is not one to miss. If fresh cranberries were available year round I would be making these muffins all through the spring. So…if you end up loving these sweet potato muffins as much as I do, pick up some (extra) fresh cranberries this season and toss them in the freezer to use later in the year. You’ll thank yourself later.

The ingredients of this craggy, topped muffin embody the harvest season; warm cinnamon and nutmeg, tart, fresh cranberries, dark chocolate and wholesome sweet potato combined with buttery pecans will give you the sustenance you need to chop wood for the fireplace, go sledding in the snow or haul the market’s largest pumpkin home this season.

Don’t just save this muffin recipe for Thanksgiving Day breakfast, it also the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for a crowd. No one will mind these Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins on the holiday dessert buffet!

Still Looking For Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas? Try These:

How To Make Sweet Potato Cranberry-Dark Chocolate Muffins

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • In another bowl combine egg, sweet potatoes and butter and stir them into dry ingredients.
  • Fold in cranberries, dark chocolate and pecans. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake in paper-lined muffin cups on 375 F for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Recipe Tips

  • Whisk the dry ingredients together well. Baking powder tends to clump together in very small balls. It’s really important to make sure you break all of those balls up and distribute them throughout the mixture.
  • Cold ingredients like the milk and egg should be taken out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before use.
  • Let the melted butter sit and cool a bit before combining with other ingredients as to not accidentally cook your egg.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients only until combined. Overmixing batter creates dry baked goods.
  • For the best taste, always use top quality ingredients. Things like Kerrygold butter and Ghiradelli Premium Chocolate baking chips will always taste better.
  • I like to double line my baking cups with paper liners so the outside is not greasy.
  • If you want your muffins to look like the pictures, add extra chocolate chips, pecan and cranberries to the top of each muffin before baking.
  • Let muffins cool at least 15 minutes in the pan before removing them to a wire rack. Remove them carefully as the chocolate will still be warm and gooey.

Can I Substitute Dried Cranberries For Fresh?

Fresh cranberries are preferred in this recipe. If you are making these muffins out of season, you can substitute a 1/2 cup of chopped, dried cranberries for the fresh ones. I always freeze several bags of fresh cranberries every year so that I have them around for recipes I love. Make sure to thaw out any frozen cranberries before using them in this recipe.

When Should I Serve These Sweet Potato Muffins?

There are so many occasions to include these delicious fall muffins into your repertoire of fall events!

  • Breakfast during the fall season.
  • Pack into a lunch box as a snack or treat.
  • Thanksgiving breakfast or dessert buffet.
  • Christmas eve or day breakfast or dessert.
  • New Year’s Day brunch.
  • Year-round if you plan ahead and freeze a few bags of fresh cranberries now.

Everyone will appreciate the bold, autumn flavors these muffins are known for; sweet potatoes, fresh cranberries, dark chocolate and warm cinnamon are fall favorites!

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Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins

The ingredients are simple on their own, but together these Sweet Potato Cranberry-Chocolate Muffins are a delicious fall symphony. Each flavor compliments and enhances one another making these muffins one of the best tasting bites you'll enjoy this season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Fresh Cranberries, Sweet Potato Cranberry Chocolate Muffins, Sweet Potato Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 253kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups (187 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsps (9.6 g) baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg(room temp)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup (171 g) packed, cooked, room temp sweet potatoes (not canned) (no added butter or milk)
  • 1/4 cup cup (56 g) butter, melted (let it cool a bit)
  • 1 cup (70 g) fresh, chopped cranberries
  • 1 cup (157 g) dark chocolate chips (60 % cacao)
  • 1/2 cup (64 g) chopped pecans
  • cinnamon-sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, sweet potatoes and butter. (Make sure butter is cool enough as to not cook your egg.)
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fold in cranberries, chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Divide batter evenly among 12 paper-lined muffin cups and sprinkle each muffin with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack. They are amazing when warm if you're able to serve them that way!

Notes

If cranberries are not in season replace fresh cranberries with a 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries. However, I highly recommend using fresh whenever possible. I always buy extra fresh cranberries and keep them in the freezer to use year round. 
See Recipe Tips in the body of this post for more information.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13.5g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 208.4mg | Potassium: 59.4mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 14.6g | Vitamin A: 50.7IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 6.1mg | Iron: 6.4mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16284 2019-10-24T18:16:56Z 2019-10-24T18:16:56Z Read More about Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler]]> When it comes to Thanksgiving dessert ideas for a crowd, this Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler is the answer to your holiday dessert dreams. There is something amazing about taking the simplicity of cobbler and turning it into the richness of pecan pie. Unlike traditional pecan pie, this dessert is also egg free, making it the perfect choice for anyone needing to avoid them.

The turkey is not always the star of the Thanksgiving meal. Sometimes it’s not even the mashed potatoes or the Thanksgiving gravy.

For a lot of us, the Thanksgiving day meal is actually all about the sweets and this Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler is no exception. In fact, there are so many delicious apple desserts, yummy pumpkin recipes and holiday dessert cocktails to choose from it can be really hard to decide which ones to make.

If you’re finding it hard narrowing down what to serve for Thanksgiving dessert, just remember there is no such thing as “too much dessert” so enjoy accordingly.

Still Looking For Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas? Try these:

Confession…when you take your first bite of this traditional pecan pie alternative you just might cry a few happy tears. It’s just that good! In fact, this dessert might become something you serve year round instead of only during the holiday season. Pecan pie cobbler is also a good answer to serving Thanksgiving dessert for a crowd. You can easily bake two of these on separate racks in the oven at the same time. That would serve twenty-four people.

How To Make Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler

This is truly one of the easiest cobblers you will ever make and the resulting dessert is one of the best you’ll ever taste. Why bother going to the trouble of making pie?

Here’s an overview of the process.

  1. Make the batter using the ingredients listed.
  2. Melt the butter in the baking dish in the preheated oven. This warms the pan also.
  3. Begin boiling the water to use as the last step of the recipe.
  4. Once butter is melted (and water is boiling) remove the pan from the oven and pour in the previously made batter. Stir to combine the melted butter and batter (it won’t completely come together but mix together as much as possible).
  5. Sprinkle the batter with pecans, brown sugar and toffee bits.
  6. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the batter while trying to not disturb the other ingredients as much as possible.
  7. Bake uncovered, until set, about 30-35 minutes.
  8. Cool 30 minutes on a wire rack before serving. The cobbler will thicken as it cools down.
  9. Top individual servings with ice cream or whipped topping.

Recipe Tips For Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler

  • Make sure to whisk the dry ingredients well, distributing the baking evenly throughout the mixture.
  • Warming the pan in the oven to melt the butter and boiling the water simultaneously ensures everything is hot at the same time.
  • Cool cobbler for a full 30 minutes before serving, allowing the juices to gel together and thicken.
  • Serve warm for the best flavor.

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Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler

When it comes to Thanksgiving dessert ideas for a crowd, this Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler is the answer to your holiday dessert dreams. There is something amazing about taking the simplicity of cobbler and turning it into the richness of pecan pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pecan Pie Cobbler, Thanksgiving Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 336kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits (baking aisle)
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and vanilla until combined into a batter. Set aside.
  • (Start boiling water for use at the end.)
  • Add cubed butter to a 9 x 13 baking pan and place in the oven to melt and warm up the pan. (about 3-5 minutes)
  • Remove pan from oven and add batter. Sprinkle with pecans, brown sugar and toffee bits.
  • Slowly pour the boiling water over the top.
  • Bake uncovered until cobbler is set, about 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes. The cobbler will thicken as it cools down.

Notes

Please see recipe tips in the body of the post for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.7g | Cholesterol: 26.9mg | Sodium: 303.7mg | Potassium: 22.7mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 38.4g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 83.5mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Cathy https://noblepig.com <![CDATA[Caramel Apple-Walnut Crumble]]> https://noblepig.com/?p=16106 2019-10-19T20:43:28Z 2019-10-12T11:30:25Z Read More about Caramel Apple-Walnut Crumble]]> An easy apple crumble recipe you will not be able to resist! The crunchy walnut crumble topping, drizzled with caramel, makes this apple dessert and crumble recipe a winning combination.

Make sure you leave room for dessert because this Caramel Apple-Walnut Crumble is a jaw-dropping, decadent masterpiece of all that is sweet and delicious. If you love apple desserts that are not only easy to make, but include a crumble topping recipe that will knock your socks off, this Caramel Apple-Walnut Crumble is for you. I highly recommend making this crumble when there are friends and family around to share it with. This dessert is too dangerous to have around, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Personally, I find the combination of apples, caramel and walnuts to be one of my all time favorite sweet combinations. The bold flavor of walnuts adds extra indulgence to any dessert recipe and the additional crunch plays well with the gooey caramel found here. I’m not sure I’ve been this excited about a dessert since my Upside Down Apple Cake recipe.

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I’m sharing this triumph of sweets from my friend Mary’s new cookbook, The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook. I promise you’re going to want a copy of this book around once the holidays are in full swing. The recipes are simple, elegant and absolutely company worthy.

Still Looking For Apple Dessert Recipes? Try these:

How Do I Make Caramel Apple Walnut Crumble

  1. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish with butter.
  2. Toss apples with brown sugar, cornstarch and salt and drizzle with caramel.
  3. For the crumble, stir together flour, walnuts and brown sugar before adding the melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples.
  5. Bake for 22 minutes in a 375 degree oven or until crust has lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm with ice cream and more caramel.

Why Are Granny Smith Apples Good For Baking?

The Granny Smith apple is one of the best all-purpose cooking apples. Their natural tart flavor is actually enhanced when they are paired with sweet ingredients. It makes Granny Smiths’ the perfect apple to include in pies, crumbles and crisps.

Can Apple Crumble Be Reheated?

Yes! If you find yourself with leftovers, cover your crumble tightly and keep in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the uncovered crumble in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Do not forget the vanilla ice on top of the warm crumble. It’s absolutely decadent!!

I hope you get a chance to make this Caramel Apple-Walnut Crumble during apple season.

Pick up a copy of Mary’s book, The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook today! You will not be disappointed with all the great ways you will able to satisfy your sweet tooth. And there’s a picture with every recipe.

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Caramel Apple-Walnut Crumble

An easy apple crumble recipe you will not be able to resist! The crunchy walnut topping, drizzled with caramel, makes this apple dessert and crumble recipe a winning combination.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Dessert, Caramel Apple Walnut Crumble, Crumble Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 498kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

Filling:

  • butter for the dish
  • 5 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin (about six cups)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, more for serving (store-bought or homemade)

Crumble Topping:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish by greasing it with butter.
  • For the filling, place sliced apples in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the brown sugar, cornstarch and salt. Toss with your hands to coat. Drizzle with the caramel sauce.
  • For the crumble topping, stir together the flour, walnuts and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Sprinkle the topping over the apples. Bake for 22 minutes, or until the crust has lightly browned. Serve warm, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29.6g | Saturated Fat: 15.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Cholesterol: 63.3mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 41.7mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 30.3g | Vitamin A: 21.9IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 1.9mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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