Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Versatile Muffin Recipe

Back in April, I first attempted the peanut butter and jelly muffin. The results were good but a little oily. Last night I made the ultimate peanut butter and jelly muffin as well as a delightful cinnamon raisin nut muffin all from the same mix. It wasn't oily and had a lovely texture. What is this witchcraft, you ask? Actually, its quite easy. Here's how.

Basic Whole Grain Muffin Mix
6 cups rye flour
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
4 cups soymilk
1/2 cup flaxseed meal whisked into 1 cup water
2 cups canola oil
1/4 cup white vinegar

Combine all dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring until just combined. Grease 2 muffin tins. This next part is going to sound complicated but its really not. Just stick with me and it will all make sense.

I use a number 24 scoop, which is equal to 2 2/3 Tbs, to meaure out how much batter to put into each muffin tin. I don't quite fill the scoop. If you don't have a scoop just put about 2 Tbs into the bottom of each muffin tin and you should be fine. Just a little side bar about scoops, they make many kitchen tasks easier. I use them to make equal size pancakes, cookies, muffins and much more. Now back to the muffin recipe. Once you've placed the batter into the botttom of the muffin tins, use a small rubber scraper to make sure the bottom of the tins are covered with batter.

For Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins
Add to each:
2 tsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp jelly

Top each with about 2 Tbs more batter. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For Cinnamon Raisin Nut Muffins
Add to each:
about 8 raisins
1 tsp sunflower seeds

Top each with about 2 Tbs more batter. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on top of each muffin. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

This recipe made a total of 3 dozen muffins; 2 dozen Peanut Butter and Jelly and 1 dozen Cinnamon Raisin Nut. As of this moment, there are 2 Peanut Butter & Jelly muffins and 2 Cinnamon Raisin Nut muffins left.


Kali said...

Those sound great! Thanks for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

wohoo more recipes, thanks!

Katie said...

Your welcome!