When you’ve got carrots and want them for breakfast what do you do? Make Muffins!!! So that’s what I did this morning! Look at these beauties! First from the oven and then from the microwave!
They rose well and smelled delicious! I decided I needed to tweak the recipe so that it made an even dozen instead of just 8. This is the base mix I created for the muffins:
MUFFIN FLOUR BASE MIX
1 ⅓ Cup Potato Starch
⅔ Cup Oat Flour
⅔ Cup Millet Flour
Scant ⅔ Cup sorghum flour
3 ½ tsps Baking Powder
2 tsps Xanthan Gum
½ tsps Salt
The second batch also smelled really good! So much so that they attracted my mom while they were cooking with dairy free butter and jam in hand!
What happens when you make 2 batches of muffins in one morning? Your flour gets low. So I decided to make my flour today too. It’s really not that hard especially with the vita mix. Although if you’re really picky about how grainy your food is, you’ll want a really good sifter and you’ll need to run it a few times. I’m not that picky, but I did take some photos after sifting my millet flour really well. (Really nicely sifted home made flours make a delicious pound cake, which I’ll have to write about one another post) Here are some photos of my flour making process. The order of the following pictures is oats, brown and white rice and them millet flour.
In the midst of making flour my dear mother and I were discussing pies. The topic of Mincemeat pie came up. Mom loves it, but I had never had it. So she went to the pantry to retrieve a bottle of mincemeat pie filling. While she was away I couldn’t stop the memories of my sweet grandmother whom we called Nonnie.
She would always have something new for us to try be it rabbit meat or squid. We started calling new food experiences Nonnie moments. So I smiled and shut my eyes as a small spoon of mincemeat pie filling was put into my mouth.
It’s not too bad. It tastes like molasses and raisins mostly. I can see how it could be used and a nice sweet treat from time to time. Especially if you’re not to big into sugar all that often.
We did learn by the end of the day that the muffins dry out really bad, really fast. So if you’re looking for moist muffins, eat them warm! At least until I fix the recipe. Enjoy!
- 3 cups muffin flour mix
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 3 eggs
- Optional: Coarse sugar for sprinkling on top of muffins before baking
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly grease a muffin tin
- Mix all ingredients together very well
- Spoon into muffin tin (until about 2/3 full)
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Cinnamon Carrot: Add 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 3/4 cup finely grated carrots then bake as directions indicate.