Friday, August 29, 2008

Endoscopy Day

I have to get an endoscopy this afternoon. I haven't been allowed to eat or drink anything this morning, so I'm obviously very weak. haha. I had my mom call off work for me because I'll be too tired to go in... yeah. All right. I'm pretty much getting this done because my stomach just sucks. It always hurts and my mouth tastes like crap all the time. I got home yesterday from school and just went to bed because I didn't feel good. I ended up baking muffins to get my mind off of things. I didn't try one though. I ended up eating a few brownies, okay 3, that we had leftover. They were from a picnic I went to and they were the chewiest, chocolatelyest brownies I've ever had. I need some real food though. This vegetarian/vegan eating is just taking it's tool on my body!!!

These muffins that I made are vegan, though. haha. They look really beautiful, so I hope they taste amazing as well. I doctored up the recipe quite a bit just because I wasn't in the mood for following one. I also made them healthier by omitting the sugar and adding some almonds. The one I started with was Dreena Burton's Carob Chip Muffins. I'll change the title to Crazy C's Muffins just because I like that better.

Here's the recipe:
Crazy C's Muffins

Dry ingredients:
2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup carob chips
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup blanched almonds
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Wet ingredients:
1 cup plain non-dairy milk
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/8 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1/3 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir through until well combined. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients and stir. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and gentle fold together until well combined. Spoon the mixture in to a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners, or lightly oiled. Bake for 21-24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Makes 6 large muffins or 9 small muffins.


Sarah said...

Hope the endoscopy went well. I know how it feels. I had a colonoscopy earlier in the year, and damn prep was horrible. And still have no idea what is wrong with me. Hopefully you have better results!

Joanna said...

Thanks Sarah! They found out that I have reflux esophagitis (I think that's how it's spelled). I need to take Nexium for it. But I know what you mean about the prep for a colonoscopy! I got one this year, too, and they couldn't find anything. What is wrong with our stomachs? haha