last day of the year

on the last day of the year
i baked muffins & took a nap with baby pixel & m.


last day of the year muffins
original recipe here
i'm not a fan of overly sweet treats, so i skipped the icing.
&  added a bit of nutella to the chestnut purée. it might still need some tweaking.


♥ 255 g plain white flour
♥ 120 brown sugar
♥ 1 tbsp of cinnamon
♥ 1 tbsp baking powder
♥ 1/2 tsp salt
♥ 120 ml milk
♥ 120 ml buttermilk
♥ 52.5 g peanut oil
♥ 2 large eggs
♥ 150 g chestnut purée with 1 tbsp icing sugar (or as i did, 100 g chestnut purée + 50 g nutella)

i also added:
♥ a dash of whiskey
♥ 100 g chopped walnuts & almons

preheat the oven at 250ºc. blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and chopped nuts. 
whisk together the milk, buttermilk, oil and eggs until well-blended.

pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones. with a fork blend the two very briefly. 
fill the greased muffin tins 1/3 full of batter.

roll walnut-sized balls of the sweetened chestnut puree and place them in the middle of each muffin.
or mix nutella and chestnut purée and place it with a spoon. top with the remaining batter. 

place the muffins in the oven and immediately drop the temperature to 200°c. 
bake for 15- 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean from the center of a muffin. 
let cool on a rack & enjoy with someone you love.


  1. looks delicious! :))
    -jocee <3

  2. This recipe sounds delicious. The photos are great, too :)

  3. ohh so good! your food photos are always so lovely!

  4. yum! looks dreamy (and tasty!)

  5. They are looking very tasty and I like the pictures! I need to try the recipe. Thanks!

  6. thank you! they were quite yummy, do try it!