Thursday, June 17, 2010
I know, I'm a little obsessed with muffins lately, aren't I? My arguably (un)healthy love for the wrapped-in-paper fluffy breakfast pastries is somewhat slowing though, as I've started taking on a new baking challenge- biscotti. Thats not saying that this will be my last recipe post about muffins (although I'm sure some of you wish it was), I'm just not quite as enthusiastic about the things as I was a month ago. We all go through phases, right?
A couple of mornings ago, we brought our breakfast out onto the back porch with us. Blueberry muffins. I don't know what we were thinking, since this ended up attracting 9,000 flies (seriously, how did they find us so quickly??), but at the time, it seemed like a nice idea
Whats better to eat on a Saturday morning, than an over sized handful of crumbly blueberry bliss?
Thats right, nothing.
And really, blueberry muffins are kind of the all-season delight, ya know? It doesn't matter if its spring or fall, they always fit in with whatever.
Now- think of the theme music to Jaws, and start humming it softly to yourself, and don't stop...
Kinda funny, right?
Hopefully you just cracked at least a little bit of a smile, with that one.
My kids love eating these muffins for breakfast. For awhile there, we were having them every single morning. Maybe not the blueberry specifically, but some type of jumbo muffin (banana, chocolate chip, etc). And the first morning we went without them? My daughter pouted all the way through her cereal, as if I had just broken her cake loving heart. Oh poor baby, right? But really- I was kinda bummed too.
But not this morning, because I had a big ol' muffin to love, all to myself.
And um, ahem- I know you've all been wondering what I look like when I've freshly rolled out of bed. So-
...well now that mystery has been solved.
Next riddle: what doesn't my husband understand about the very detailed directions of: "make sure none of my cleavage is in the shot, ok?".
I made him pull weeds for that.
(Ooh! Ooh! See my new bird bath??!)
Alright alright, enough chit chat. Lets get to the recipe posting part...
GF Jumbo Sized Blueberry Muffin Recipe
-2 1/2 cups gf baking mix (I prefer to use this homemade mix)
-2 tablespoons flax meal
-3/4 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/2 cup melted smart balance
-2 or 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 cup soy milk
-1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
And then, mixing them is super simple, of course. Two separate bowls, one for wet ingredients, one for dry ingredients. After everything is mixed separately, then mix them together. Fold in the blueberries at the last minute, and then load up the muffin papers. This should be enough to fill an entire pan.
Keep in mind, these are jumbo muffins, not standard size. You can probably use this recipe for standard sized muffins too, and maybe just cut the baking time in half? Maybe not quite half, though.
For the jumbo kind, bake these at 350 degrees, for 35-40 minutes.
And don't forget your sippy of milk :)