“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Bread „
Like many people I don't tend to stick to one particular breakfast on a morning and normally have a selection of cereals in and bread for toast. Whilst in Morrisons yesterday and wanting something different for a change I noticed a few different packs of Muffins on offer and deciding I'd have these for a change I bought a couple of packs.
The variety I chose was the 'white cheese muffins' and they come in a see through pack with a yellow cardboard insert. There are four in a pack and two packs were on offer for just a pound so I felt they were an excellent price.
Having just had one for my breakfast today I wanted to submit a review on them as it was absolutely delicious. The muffins themselves are circular in shape and have a dusting of flour on the top of each of them, easy to cook through they simply require slicing through the middle and each half either put under the grill or in a toaster.
Once golden brown they are ready to eat and I just added a scraping of butter and it were ready to enjoy. Sometimes with muffins I find that they can be quite thin and you don't get much of a flavour, happily these from Morrisons are nice and thick and are fluffy and light inside. The cheese isn't a dominant flavour but it is there adding a bit of interest and along with a cup of coffee this made for a really nice change for breakfast and one that I would have again.
Surprisingly each muffin isn't that bad for you nutrition wise, I was expecting quite a high amount of calories and fat but was pleased to see that a single muffin only contained 177 calories, 3.1 grams of fat of which 1.2 grams are saturates and only 1.0 gram of sugar. When you compare these statistics with a breakfast cereal they are actually far more favourable and a lot lower in all areas, so for me this was quite a healthy way to start the day today.
The muffins are suitable for vegetarians according to the packet and allergen sufferers are warned that gluten and milk are included in the ingredients so those with lactose intolerance need to be aware.
For a supermarket own brand product these are certainly comparable to the bigger bakery names and provided a delicious and nutritious breakfast that I thoroughly enjoyed. From me Morrisons White Muffins (cheese flavoured) rate a perfect 5/5 Dooyoo star rating and are very highly recommended.
Thanks for reading.
I like to vary my breakfast choices and one item which usually makes an appearance or two during the week is these white muffins from Morrisons. They make an excellent breakfast whether you're just having one on its own with a little butter, or using it instead of bread to hold a tasty filling.
You get six muffins in a pack and they look lovely, perhaps a little bit thinner than the ones I buy sometimes from Sainsbury's but they do look very nice indeed with a light golden crust and a dusting of flour on the top. The muffins are easy to slice in half and brown nicely under the grill, although I do find you have to watch them like a hawk as they go from being pale and uncooked to perfectly golden very quickly once they get going. I always give the bottoms a quick blast under the grill too as this makes them nice and crispy on all sides and allows me to appreciate the lovely soft bread inside.
When you take it from under the grill you'll be met with a delicious doughy aroma, I sometimes have these buttered and I find the best thing to do is butter it immediately after you've taken it from under the grill as the butter melts into the muffin so well that sometimes after picking it up I'll notice a trickle running down my fingers as it oozes from the hot muffin. Unhealthy but delicious, I'm sure you will agree!
The texture is good, the muffins are nicely stodgy yet retain a nice moistness which means I can happily eat one without any butter or topping at all. I like that they keep their shape well and do not disintegrate into a pile of crumbs either before or after toasting as this means I can add almost anything to them and the muffin will not self destruct! I had one yesterday toasted and dipped into home made vegetable soup which was delicious as the airy muffin soaked up the soup beautifully yet didn't fall apart as soon as it was wet, this also made my soup an extremely filling meal which I'm sure you dieters will agree is certainly a good thing.
If you're looking to do something a little different with your muffins then try this idea I developed based on a Bacon & Egg McMuffin, I've never tried one but my granddaughter assures me these fatty, salty McDonalds breakfasts are delicious so this is a low fat version which will neither clog your arteries with fat nor cause your kidneys to pack up through salt. Grill two rashers of Mattesons Smoked Turkey Rashers, this will take only 3 or 4 minutes, and soft boil an egg. Toast your muffin then break the soft egg onto it, ensuring you spread the runny yolk as evenly as possible across the muffin. Top with your cooked Turkey Rashers, salt and black pepper and a dollop of ketchup. I've made this several times recently and must say it's a delicious way to start your day and will keep you full up until lunchtime, you could also add a processed cheese slice but this will bump the fat content up somewhat.
I cannot fault these muffins at all, a packet of six costs just 69p but this is one of those products which is on special offer very regularly and during these times you can buy two packs for £1 or even buy one get one free. They freeze very well too, I always have a packet of these in the freezer because they don't take long to defrost at all and are just as good afterwards as the packet you've just bought from the supermarket. Each muffin contains 159 calories and 0.9g of fat, which isn't bad at all so you can afford to eat them in moderation - just watch how much butter you add to them!
These muffins (the bread type, not the cake) are perfect to store in the freezer and defrost over night ready for breakfast in the morning. As a family of four we tend to buy several packs of the muffins so we always have some on stand-by.
One of the biggest advantages of these muffins is that they are relatively cheap- there is often a deal where you can by two packs of six for £1, making the muffins less than 10p each! Muffins are usually eaten at breakfast time or as a snack between lunch and a main evening meal. The great thing about these white muffins is that they have no distinctive sweet or savoury flavour so they taste really nice with both sweet and savoury toppings.
The muffins are quite doughy to begin with but after they've been toasted until they're just golden brown they are crispy on the outside and still slightly soft in the middle. They need to be cut in half to fit in the toaster and I like to spread butter on both sides as soon as they come out of the toaster and then have a savoury spread such as Marmite on one half and jam on the other.
These muffins are really good to have in your freezer because they're a bit more interesting than normal bread and they can even constitute a yummy meal if filled with more than just spreads. I like scrambled egg and mushrooms with salad leaves and a chutney of some sort-delicious!
I love any type of bread products, especially for puddings and for breakfast. These muffins are perfect as they can be eaten with a savoury or sweet topping.
I usually have mine with strawberry jam or cheese, depending on whether its lunch or breakfast. The consistency is quite doughy but not really thick as is the case with 'proper' muffins. They are like eating a sandwich in that they fill you up, taste a bit like bread and have bread style fillings.
To cook them just cut them in halve and put them in the toaster. Then spread with butter and any other topping you want. I find cheese goes best with the cheese style muffins, and that jam goes best with the sweet cinamon muffins, all by morrisons.
The packaging is very simple with a cardboard inner that can be recycled and plastic on the outside to keep them fresh. After opening I suggest they be eaten up quick as they tend to go dry quite quickly.
The plain muffins come in a pack of six, the cheese and the sweet muffins come in packets of four. Out of all of them I prefer the sweet muffins but the plain ones will do and you do get more for your money. They can be found in the bakery section of Morrisons.
They are not expensive and can easily feed 1 person for breakfast for 6 days, so they wont break the bank. My boyfriend usually has 2 though so we always have a stock of different muffins in the freezer for him. We buy them in bulk as they always run out of the sweet ones!
When it comes to bread products I'm terrible! I guess we all have our 'things' and in my house I'm a devil for bread, my step-devours all the cheese and my Mum can't resist potatoes! Me... I'm quite a simple person to buy food for because I live on a variety of breads, crumpets, croissant's, crackers and muffins. I chomp my way through weekly on this stuff preferring it to meals which is why I tend to write about breads, crisps and sauces in the main, I'm the unhealthiest person I know lol! I don't eat alot of anything else and my Mum calls me the bread bung. I'm lucky I'm not a bloated hefalump I tell ya lol!
When it comes to muffins I love them because as a rule I find them quite filling so if I'm after a snack I'll have croissant's and jam or crumpets with jam or cheese spread or something like that. Muffins I love as a meal with pate and a slice on onion on the top (sounds gross but it really isn't lol). I love muffins though with anything on and I am a jam-o-holic and like the occasional sweet fix so basically with my breads I don't get bored at all! I want one now....
Ok sorry I'm back lol
Long plastic see though long wrapper. Inside is a cardboard 'tray' which is light brown in colour. It has 2 sides and on there is a photograph of a muffin with an runny egg on it and what looks like bacon and then in pale yellow writing I'm told they are Morrisons, 6 White Muffins and to 'create exciting toasted snacks with tantalising toppings' On the bottom I'm again told they are 6 white muffins, ingredients and allergy advice are given, nutritional information and how to cook them is given, how to store them and contact details for Morrisons are given and finally there is a bar code on there. On the top of the wrapper the best before date is stamped on and I have a red sticky label with white writing on it telling me that these are on offer at 2 packs for a £1.00 (usually 59p for 6, which is of course is a packet!). The packaging is fine and dandy enough. Nothing special but they are only muffins and there is enough information on there to make an informed choice to whether you want to indulge or not!
A whitish colour with some having a bit of a golden baked glow to them and some feel like they are dusted with a little flour though not overly so, so they're not messy at all to handle. They slice easily, crumble very little and have a good feel to them, not too dry but not too moist either.
To cook them is very simple indeed. All you do is slice them in half and either grill them on both sides till they are brown enough to your satisfaction or pop them in your toaster. , well I'm a lazy sod and I pop one (halved in my toaster lol). I like mine lightly toasted but golden and it's done in quick time.
As I said earlier put what ever you want on them. Great with anything really and you can make it into a sandwich type thing with a fry up, use sweet fillings whatever. They don't fall apart and are robust enough to handle most things.
Taste wise well they taste like bread. Very well seasoned, I can detect a little salty taste but even so that doesn't interfere with sweet toppings but if you just have butter or spread on them you can taste it and it's quite savoury but rather nice (well I think so anyway lol).
They are quite moist when you bite through though not heavy or stodgy and they don't leave no unpleasant after taste. They are what they are. Good quality muffins at a great price! The only thing I would say is size wise they are not as big as say Kingsmill in the way of depth. They just don't seem as thick but these are a damn site cheaper anyway so you could even have two at this price lol!
Would I recommend them? Definitely! They taste good and stay fresh (in my experience in an air tight container) for about 3 days and you can of course freeze them for up to a month so why not get these while they are on offer? Have one pack for now and one pack for later?! lol
Good, economical buy!
Nutritional Information.... Per Muffin....
of which is sugars 0.7g
of which is saturates 0.3g
Salt Equivalent 1g
Only available in Morrisons.