The finished muffins and a nice cup of hot chocolate.
I always try to get out the ingredients first so I don’t forget anything.
When making “gluten full” muffins, you need to be careful not to over-mix the batter. This is because the gluten becomes stretchy and gummy almost, which is not ideal for muffins. The photo on the left is just about done, and if adding blueberries, or another mix-in, I’d do that right now. Photo on the right, would be over-mixed.
From New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant
Published by Ten Speed Press
Yields 1 dozen muffins
It’s early morning. You stumble into the kitchen. Your significant other has left a basket of warm muffins on the table. Love triumphs.
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey or sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Generously butter a 12-cup muffin tin.
In a medium bowl thoroughly mix the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl lightly beat the
egg with the milk, oil, and honey or sugar and add to the dry ingredients all at once,
stirring until the batter is just barely mixed. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin. Bake for
20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
* Blueberry Muffins: Fold 1 cup drained blueberries (fresh, frozen, or canned) into the
* Cheese Muffins: Add 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and omit the honey or
High Altitude Note: For high altitude I would decrease the baking powder to 1 3/4 teaspoons. The sugar is so low as to not need adjusting.
Gluten Free Note: The muffins pictured are actually gluten free, baked at high altitude. I used 1 cup gf all-purpose flour, and 3/4 cup oat flour. I mixed the batter more until completely mixed, no need to worry about over-mixing, and left the batter for 10-15 minutes to rest before adding the blueberries.
General Note: These muffins tasted very good, but didn’t fill the muffin cups and raise up as much as I’d like. If I made them again I would make 11 muffins. Then they would probably be perfect.