Examples of gourmet muffin recipes include Banana, Apple-Cranberry, Ginger-Fig and Snickerdoodle muffins from FoodNetwork.com. Other gourmet muffin recipes from the Food Network are Gingerbread and Sugar-and-Spice mini muffins.
To make the banana muffins, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Next, use a small bowl to whisk together 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 stick of melted butter, 1/2 cup each of mashed banana and sour cream and 2 eggs. Fold this mixture into the flour bowl and separate the dough into muffin cups. Bake the muffins for about 20 to 25 minutes.