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   Posted 11/5/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Food, our favorite topic...almost. smilewinkgrin: Ever make muffins? Cupcakes? Now think about the ones you buy? Cupcakes at the grocery store or a bakery are about the same except they pile on tons more frosting that most of us do at home.

Muffins on the other hand...you make them at home and they are the same size as cupcakes...right? OK, some folks have those pans that make HUGE muffins or cupcakes. Ever have a 'muffin' at a latte' stand or buy a dozen from Costco? They are the size of a cannon ball! Ever consider what they taste like or look like on the inside? Similar to that cupcake? Or like the blueberry muffins you make at home? IMHO, the Costco style muffins are cake, not muffins. But they still taste wonderful...lol So, where is this going?

How big can a cupcake be before it's considered cake? And what's your opinion of these super-sized breakfast item?

I'd say something over 3" would be way more than a muffin and borders on cake. Yummy but too much in the Costco size. I'm tired of the super sizing everything.

ps..I did some looking on the Kirkland and Sam's club "muffins" A Poppy Seed muffin has about 672 calories, of which 343 are from fat! 42+ grams of sugar and 75 total carbs! So much for eating those any more. Used to cut them into quarters but even that is like wow!
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   Posted 11/5/2009 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I like bran muffins. They are heartier than regular ones.

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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   
In the south we make big ol' biscuits, and we call them "cat head" biscuits. For me, when a muffin is cat head sized, its no longer a muffin but a weapon LOL all that fat and carbs? nothing but damage for me. I can't enjoy anything when I know had bad it is for me. I'd rather have chocolate!
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I have seen muffins that look like they could feed a family of four. What's with that?
Even the "normal" size muffins are calorie packed. I would rather eat a couple of eggs
and toast and get some protein. I'll save my calories for my milky ways.

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   Posted 11/6/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and banana walnut are my favs. Heated up with butter!!!!
I'm short and chunky but these are a serioius treat no matter how many calories.  yeah

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   Posted 11/6/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My favorite part of a cupcake is the frosting, but only if it's homemade; my favorite part of a muffin is the sugar... so I usually will save my calories for something that will cause me less guilt. I'll let you all know what that is when I find it.
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