These Allspice Crumb Muffins looked great, but they really, really did not work for me. And I love muffins! And I love crumb topping! And I love spices! I even added some diced pears to the batter to give it a nice fall, fruit-and-spice-and-everything-nice flavor. However, all the pears in the world couldn’t help these puppies…
I don’t know why I disliked them so much. Nothing was wrong with them, per se, but I couldn’t even make it through a whole muffin. I pulled the top off, Seinfeld-style, expecting to love it and all of its spicy, crumby, muffiny glory. Instead, it coated my throat and left me wanting water and a good tooth brushing. I felt like a dog eating peanut butter:
I could. not. stop. making those wet lip smacking sounds, but it wasn’t a ooh, delicious-style smack, more of a why can’t I swallow properly, get this gooey stuff out of my mouth-lip smack. Uch. Even typing this now, a week after eating it, I’m making that face. Not good.
My husband ate several and thought they were fine (not outstanding), so I know I didn’t accidentally add arsenic or fatally screw up the recipe in some other way. However, the leftovers ended up getting tossed, which is unusual round these parts, so it’s safe to say these were not a big hit with anyone. Now let us never mention allspice muffins again. Anyone seen my peanut butter?