Sunday, December 12, 2010

Banana-Oatmeal Muffins

I am a little proud of these because I made up the recipe AND got my seven-year-old's seal of approval.  I use dates instead of sugar in these.

Here's what I did:

Banana-Oatmeal Muffins

1.5 c quick oats
1 c flour
1 T baking powder
1 T cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 T ground flaxseed
2 small banana, microwaved 1 minute and mashed until smooth
3/4 c dates soaked (about 5 hrs or so) in a bit less than .25 c water and food processed (dates and water) until blended
2/3 c organic soy milk
1/3 c applesauce

Preheat oven:  400 F.  Prepare muffin tins (I greased mine lightly with coconut oil).  Combine the dry ingredients and then fold in the wet.  Mix until well combined and then drop into muffin tins--about 2/3 full.  Makes 2 dozen.

Monday, December 6, 2010

VWaV "Best Pumpkin Muffins" FTW

This past weekend, for a post-run breakfast I was attending, I made a batch of the "Best Pumpkin Muffins" from Vegan With a Vengeance.  The recipe is available at theppk.  I made just a few modifications, out of necessity.  We didn't have any pumpkin puree, so I used squash instead.  I subbed applesauce for the oil (using Isa's suggested conversion of 1/2 c. oil = 1/3 c. applesauce).  I still haven't bought molasses, so once again I added a bit a agave just for the texture (but not the full amount, since agave is much sweeter than molasses).

Anyway, I had a ringing endorsement from my son.  He ate so many muffins that they were all gone by Sunday night.  Shortly before bed time, he said, "please make more muffins tomorrow."  I explained that we were all out of puree, but maybe I'd do a different recipe.  :)