Friday, May 23, 2008

Blueberry muffins!

Nom, nom, nom...

They are totally YUM! Small, because I couldn't double the recipe like I wanted to (I didn't have enough baking powder) and it's a small recipe, but GOOD! I will definitely make more of these in a few days. If you make them, unless you're just making them for yourself and no one else, I recommend at least doubling the recipe to get more/larger muffins.

Here's the recipe:

Blueberry Wheat Muffins
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup blueberries

Heat oven to 400 °F. Grease muffin pan. Beat egg, stir in milk and oil. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, and then add liquid ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Add blueberries. (Add frozen blueberries without thawing.) Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 muffins.

Lower Fat Recipe: Replace oil with 2 1/2 tablespoons applesauce and reduce milk to 1/4 cup milk.

Lower Sugar Recipe: Replace sugar with 7 tablespoons Splenda® and 1 tablespoon honey. (Measure 1/2 cup of Splenda and remove 1 tablespoon to equal 7 tablespoons.) Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.

It's from the Clemson University Extension, of all places!

Also, apparently my cat, Blossom (that's this one ---> ) likes blueberry muffins. She knocked one (just one, thankfully) onto the floor before I knew it and proceeded to munch on it. LOL! I chased her away and threw out the half-chewed one and put the rest away before she could get her paws on more. She was disappointed. *giggles*

Addendum: Blossom got into the trash, got the muffin out and ate the rest of it. All that's left is a little pile of crumbs on the carpet. *shakes head* Silly kitty! I hope she hasn't made herself sick on it. So far, she seems fine.


La Duchesse said...

Our cat Fafnir used to like to eat cake.. and broccoli. That's so funny, though! I've never heard of cats digging things out of the trash before. I hope she doesn't suffer for her epicurean episode. :P

Rachael said...

She didn't seem to be hurt by it at all. Blossom has impressive skills. She likes to reach up into my sock drawer if I leave it open and hook her claws into whatever she happens to reach and pull it out. If it's not something she wants to play with, she goes fishing again. It seems she applied this same trick to the trash can.

LOL! Your kitty sounds like a funny kitty too. Broccoli of all things! LOL! And that's a very interesting name, Fafnir. It sounds Norse...?

La Duchesse said...

Sorry! I just now saw your response.

Yep. Fafnir was the dragon Sigfried killed. The feline version was probably about as crotchety.

"Blossom got her thrill on Blueberry Hill." And I don't know the rest of the song. Your parents might know...

Rachael said...

That's okay!


LOL! I told my mom and she laughed. She says she remembers that song... :D