• Glorious Muffins

    October 3, 2009

    It was the perfect morning to sleep late and lounge around. It’s been raining pretty hard all morning, so Mal and I weren’t in any rush to get going.

    Around 10:00 AM, our stomachs finally started to grumble, so we headed to the Ocean Breeze Cafe for breakfast.


    The menu at the Ocean Breeze Cafe is pretty extensive. They serve a range of traditional breakfast items as well as the most glorious muffins! :-D


    There are so many yummy flavors to chose from! It’s always a tough decision for me.

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    I seriously wait all year long for an Ocean Breeze Cafe muffin. It’s actually one of the highlights of my trip to Newport! ;-)

    Not surprisingly, I picked the exact same muffin as I did last year: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip. :-D


    Holy yum! The muffin was practically as big as my head!


    On the side, I had a fresh fruit cup with strawberries, blueberries, and cantaloupe.


    And pumpkin spice coffee with cream and sugar.

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    I dominated the muffin! I barely left a crumb!


    Mal and I are spending the next hour or so doing work (blah), but then we are headed to the Taste of Rhode Island for lunch. I’m looking forward to it!

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    Nic October 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

    WOW this muffin looks huuuuge!! I’d love to try one of those pumpkin chocolate chip ones!!
    I’m really excited to know what you were celebrating yestereday and can’t wait until you can tell us!! :D
    Have nice weekend!! Hug n.


    Food Makes Fun Fuel October 3, 2009 at 11:53 am

    What a great muffin! SO seasonal too, it remind me of my oatmeal


    Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) October 3, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Why are muffins so darn good!?! Yours looks amazing!!


    Maggie October 3, 2009 at 11:56 am

    OMG that muffin looks awesome! I love muffins. They are one of my all time top foods :)


    skinnyrunner October 3, 2009 at 11:56 am

    ok you’re really making me hungry now. yum. have a good lunch too!


    Kel October 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I have a recipe for pumpkin muffins. I think I need to go make some! YUM!


    Dawn (HealthySDLiving) October 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    The muffin just screams Fall! :) I love it!


    Courtney October 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Kind of have a pumpkin theme going there! The flowers outside the shop are so beautiful still! My flowers in my front yard beds are slowly starting to fade…guess the autumn is really upon us! Enjoy your lazy, rainy day!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes) October 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    You know it must be good if you are eating the same muffin a year apart :-)


    Stephanie October 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    pumpkin + chocolate = love!!


    Kirsten October 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I used to get blueberry iced coffee every morning at Ocean Breeze when I lived in Newport – my house was 1 street away!


    angieinatlanta October 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    YUM! A chocolate chip pumpkin muffin sounds incredible right about now!


    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I love big muffins because that means bigger muffin tops ;) I never eat the stumps. Well, never say never–I’ve been known to throw them into a yog mess on occasion haha. Have a great Saturday!


    maria October 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, that is monster muffin. Glad you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to hear your news. Congrats:)


    Diana October 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    That looks like a yummy breakfast :) Huge muffin!


    Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I’m drooling over that muffin! Holy Yum is right!

    Sounds like you have an awesome day planned! Enjoy:)


    coco October 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    that’s really a gigantic muffin!! the biggest I’ve ever seen ! :D
    enjoy your day!


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) October 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    i don’t blame you – that muffin sounds perfect and i would probably eat it once a year too!


    Jenna October 3, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    pumpkin chocolate chip muffin :)


    Marina October 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    wow. this meal looks exactly like what I need now. Something sweet, yummy and comforting. and my fridge is empty :(


    Sara October 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    As you’re proclaimed Friday’s for cookies, they’re “muffin Friday” for me. That one looks SO good!


    melissa October 3, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    super yum. i love muffins. i love that your blog shows you can eat muffins and cookies and still stay enviably trim.


    Rebecca October 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    That muffin looks so good and the cafe looks adorable!


    Ris October 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    the pumpkin choc chip sounds so good – so did the lemon raspberry i spied in the case! … have so much fun in newport, and if you want chowdah, you have to go to the black pearl – it’s the best!


    Erin W. October 3, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Mmm – pumpkin muffins. I made some from scratch last weekend – I should have added chocolate chips like yours had. …Enjoy your weekend. My hubby & I just got back from a getaway. We stayed at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Georgia. It was fabulous – you & Mal should check it out sometime!

    P.S. Can’t wait to hear your news!


    Lauren October 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    mmmm- so jealous!!!


    Angie October 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    What a beautiful breakfast! Perfect time of year for double pumpkin!

    Enjoy the rest of your getaway!


    Meg C. October 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    pumpkin and chocolate are the best combo ever!


    Liz October 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    That muffin looks so good! I don’t know if you have any Argo Teas by you, but if so you should try the lemon poppyseed muffin. It is beyond delicious.


    christie, honoring health October 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Yum! I am planning on baking some gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins sometime soon. Love that flavor combo!


    Jenna October 3, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    What a cute spot! Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are my favorite :)


    Rachael October 3, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Good lord, that muffin!!

    Hey I was just thumbing through Shape magazine and I saw your article! So cool!


    Lizzy October 3, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    i crave muffins from time to time, and boy does this one look AMAZING! :) Hope your having fun!


    Marla October 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    What’s your surprise job announcement???? ;)
    Can you give us a teeny HINT at least?
    I an guessing you are not moving to Sonoma with Jenna?!


    Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 3, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Oh my gooodness that muffin looks so good! I love pumpkin flavored anything!


    Tasha October 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Oh oh oh! That muffin looks amazing! What a delicious treat.


    Sarah October 6, 2009 at 8:39 am

    In my mind, you cannot go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate chip! YUM :)


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