Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sweet and Savory

On Saturday afternoon, I made sweet muffins, and on Sunday I made savory muffins! Batch #1 was pumpkin-applesauce muffins with oat streusel, then batch #2 was chickpea spinach muffins with walnuts. Both were equally delicious :).


Pumpkin-applesauce streusel muffins: (these may be the best muffins I have ever had...)





Heat oven to 400 degrees F

In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients:
2/3 cup oats
1/4 cup sucanat
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons canola oil

Set aside. In another small bowl, combine:
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
3 tablespoons warm water

Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup puffed brown rice cereal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup sucanat
1/4 cup canola oil
the flax mixture

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Divide the batter evenly among 12 paper-lined muffin tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the muffins.

















fun fact! I made the above plate and bowl set from scratch, and painted them by hand!

Next up:

Savory spinach-chickpea muffins:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F

In a small bowl, combine:
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
3 tablespoons warm water

Set aside. In a large bowl, combine:
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped dill
2 cups finely chopped fresh spinach
1 cup drained and rinsed canned chickpeas

In a medium bowl, combine:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons canola oil
the flax mixture

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Divide batter evenly among 12 greased muffin tins.

Top with:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

 Bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

These actually ended up tasting a bit like falafel--yum!




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