I started with the Moosewood Muffin recipe from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics. It's a favorite cookbook of mine that falls open to the pizza section and the recipe for drunken beans.
I have made these muffins before, but tonight I realized that my muffin tins are at my boyfriend's house, so now it will be a coffee cake. And I replaced 1/2 a cup of the AP flour with whole wheat flour. And, when it came to mixing the wet ingredients, I added 1/3 cup of spent grains. (I had to connect it with brewing somehow, right?) I added fresh strawberries and a handful of chocolate chips and dropped it into a greased 8X8 pan.
Then I added the streusel topping, which is optional on the muffins....
I never think a topping with butter and sugar should be considered 'optional'. In fact, they recommended that if you anticipate making muffins on a fairly regular basis, that you should just double the recipe, so it's easier in the future. For the record, I can't remember the last time I made muffins, but just in case I doubled the streusel topping, you know, for those emergency muffins I have to crank out next week.
And this is what it looked like after baking for almost 50 minutes...and sprinkled with confectioners sugar...
I was going to save this for breakfast....but I think a taste test tonight is an okay thing.
Oh yes. recipe = success.
Until tomorrow . . .