Saturday, June 12, 2010

I found my thrill....

this is probably one of my best food porn shots ever. i've been messing around with a blueberry muffin recipe and i think i've found one i like. feel free to try this using different kinds of flour if you wish and report the findings. i call this gem the "fats domino blueberry muffin".

fats domino blueberry muffins

wet ingredients:
1/2 c. vegan milk-( i used so delicious coconut light)+1 cap full of cider vinegar, mixed together set aside
1/4 c. canola oil
equivalent of 2 eggs-(i used n-r-g egg replacer)
1/2 t vanilla
1 c. blueberries

dry ingredients:
1 1/4 ww flour
1.5 T baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1t gr. ginger
3/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t cardamon
1/2 t salt

crumbly topping:
3T earth balance
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. quick cooking oats (melt butter and mix all three ingredients together)

preheat oven 350. mix cider vinegar and milk together, set aside. whisk in rest of wet ingredients-(minus the blueberries) and add to dry. fold in the blueberries. get yer muffin tin out and line with paper-(if that's how you roll) filling each area up to the top-( you want hills baby, hills!) sprinkle and pat the crumbly sugary topping on the top of each muffin.

bake for 24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

i hope you like the recipe. i've felt just terrible about my lack of blogging. trust me, i've been in the kitchen playing around--just no time to blather about new things i've tried, and new books i've been reading. i'm still dedicated to becoming a self-taught vegan chef. my ultimate dream? to have my own vegan b&b. it'll happen one day, just not today.

so those books--mr. jewbacca has ordered "american vegan kitchen" for me, and i picked up a cook book my aunt-in-law got me for the holidays a couple years ago: "gary null's power foods". at first, i dismissed it thinking it wouldn't be that great because of the title. i'm not into healthism so to looked kind of boring. one day i was dusting the bookshelf, read the back of the jacket, and read that all recipes were vegan. can you say face palm? i felt so ashamed that i had not given it a try. i guess you can't really judge a book by its cover. needless to say, my nose has been in it for the past week or so and i've been trying some stuff out of that book. BTW--blueberries=power food.

reader questions: what is your favorite blueberry recipe? what cook book has surprised you and become a favorite?


Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That's a gorgeous photo - and a great sounding recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

And thanks for getting my book, too! Hope you like it.

Kitchen Witch said...

I love making blueberry jam and smoothies with bananas, blueberries and soymilk.

I found this cookbook called Wild in the Kitchen at a new age shop a while back and really liked it. Was expecting it to be too hippy at first with a lot of herbal recipes, but its awesome!

Muffins look delish by the way!

miss v said...

glad to see you back, and totally diggin' the new site design. so fresh and so clean!

i bought 'vegan planet' the week i turned from vegetarian to vegan, but barely cracked it open. fast forward three plus years, and the recipes in it are AMAZING!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Everything looks so bright and pretty - I love it!

And you're right, that is the best photo ever. What a gorgeous rose in the background, and what a STUNNING muffin! I love how crusty and delicious the topping looks. I can't wait to give the recipe a try - thanks!

Mihl said...

That is the best photo ever...I assume for the best blueberry muffins ever. They look perfect! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

best blueberry food porn eva! :)
my favorite blueberry food would have to be blueberry crepes or pancakes, hands down. orrr blueberries in oatmeal. orrr blueberry muffins.
oh i can't decide! :)

Leslie R. said...

OOHHH my gosh that looks delicious!!!

Crystal said...

I'm almost ashamed to admit I've never been a big fan of blueberries but your muffins may just change my opinion of them. Your photo looks so delicious!