Sunday, November 23, 2008

Me and My Muffins

Hello Folks!!! Are any of you having one of those weekends where you just stay home and do nothing? I'm having one right now, and I love it!!!! Besides the usual trip to the gym, I've been hangin out at home with my mom, the cat, and the dog. We've been watching A LOT of tv, doing laundry, cooking, and cleaning. It's been fun though. I'm not one of those people who goes out a lot in the first place though. What?!?!! you ask. You're so vivacious and charismatic on your blog!! I know, I know, but I'd rather stay home and bake than go out. I guess I'm just an old woman in that sense... but my body is all 19!!!! hahahahaha Couldn't help myself with that one.

As for food, well I've been making a million batches of muffins this week... which really isn't that weird. haha Today, I have Lemon-Raspberry Poppy Seed Muffins!!!!! Finally!!!! I made a batch a few weeks ago, and they weren't very good, so it's taken me a little while to recover. These were better, and I wasn't even planning on making them yesterday. I was just thumbing through Dreena's book "Vive le Vegan" and saw a recipe for Orange-Poppy Seed Muffins. I swapped out all the orange ingredients, replaced some the flour, threw in some raspberries, and Voila!!! However, I think poppyseeds are just an acquired taste, and I'm not sure if I have it. It's probably why they make a drug test positive after you've eaten a bunch. Poppyseeds are just plain weird. I mean, these were good, but I wouldn't make them all the time. My mom loved them though and the raspberries really made them pop. I ate mine with agave nectar.

Lemon-Raspberry Poppy Seed Muffins
1 1/4 cup oat flour or ground oats
2 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp organic cane sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice or 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup millet flour (or barley flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp flax meal
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp canola oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, combine oats, poppy seeds, sugar, zest, sea salt, cinnamon, allspice, millet flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, mix the lemon juice and flax meal and stir through. Add the applesauce, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and oil. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until well combined. Spoon the mixture into a prepared muffin tin (sprayed with cooking spray or lined with cupcake liners). Bake for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 8-9 medium-large muffins or 10-12 small muffins.


Michelle said...

Hey Joanna!

Thanks for visiting me yesterday! You remind me of me when I was your age. I didn't go out partying much but would have rathered stayed home with my mom baking or just shopping with her instead. Don't get me wrong, I had friends. Ha! These muffins look delicious!! I might have to try some. I'm getting into the baking mood. Maybe because it's the holidays. I better start exercising before I start pigging out. :)

Have a great Sunday!


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Please come be my personal muffin-maker!

Anonymous said...

I agree with CCV! Please come bake me muffins! You make such awesome muffins!
In May I am coming back to the states for college. I'll be in Georgia though, where do you live?

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

You always bake the best muffin varieties!! :-)

Jenn said...

You are the true muffin maven!

Wandering Coyote said...

I'm really intrigued by the shape of your muffins. It looks like you have a really deep shaped muffin tin. Is that right? The muffins look so tall and cylindrical...

Anonymous said...

I've never been to Pennsylvania, but according to mapquest it's about 14 hours from Georgia- bummer!!!
Mandioc is basically the Brazilian potato, but it is SO much better!!! Brazilians didn't have potatoes in Brazil, they were actually imported on someone's tarvels or something. ( This was all a SUPER long time ago) Anyway, they woudl eat mandioc instead. I am going to miss it so much when I'm in the states! It's AMAZING- espeically fried.
I looked online for a site witha picture... but apparently it's not a common internet friend, lol
I did find a site that had it though:

Anonymous said...

PS, this person calls it "Manioc", but it is also called "mandioc" or "manioca"

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love that kind of activity ;-P! Your muffins look delicious!

Yes, it seems that most bloggers have cats...



Elizabeth said...

I love staying home for quiet nights. Especially in the winter.. Since you can bake that makes it even better (smell of warm muffins cooking in the oven -- we don't have that)!

A.M. said...

Lemon raspberry poppy seed muffins sound so good!

maya said...

lemon poppyseed muffins delicious recipe! have a great week. :)

Lee Lee said...

thanks for this recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks great. and i love all the comments you leave on my posts. your a true hustler ;-)

Katie said...

Oooh I love muffins!...I usually work on the weekends, but I love those lazy days too :)

KeKe said...

The muffins look delicious! I've been wanting to try to eat more healthy lately, good blog. I'm sure I'll find lots of good stuff!!

Xo Kelly

Pearl said...

joanna! your muffins look so cute!

oh my gosh - LOL how did a measuring spoon get stuck to it? do you mean the brownie or did it get stuck to the pan?

well, it's okay - haha, a few days ago, i wanted to try and soften up butter quickly in the microwave, and threw the FOIL-WRAPPED butter into the microwave.

needless to say, i almost burned my butter!

and you are so cute btw! your posts make me laugh LOL

Kristen's Raw said...

Weekends staying indoors are some of my favorite times :)

The Caked Crusader said...

Pottering around at home is THE best way to spend a weekend! No shame there!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Sometimes it's really nice just to stay at home, specially if you have those kind of muffins arround!

Adam said...

I think I agree that poppy seeds are an acquired taste, they are totally orignial. I do like them with muffins though, and raspberries, oh man :)

Anonymous said...

Your muffins sound so good! I love the flavour combination and saved the recipe.

Michelle Brunner said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Love your blog, my friend is a vegan-I will have to tell her to check you out! The muffins look so yummy!

jahowie said...

Hi Joanna. Welcome to my blog. I always welcome first time readers. :-) That is one fat cat!! Those muffins look very good.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...'re the source of muffin delights!!!!!

Maris said...

I'm like you too! I like going out but I'm also completely content staying home and doing "nothing." Of course, I usually wind up doing SOMETHING though :)

Anonymous said...

These look so delicious! Your comment cracked me up. I used to download the other route too, but I lost my laptop because it got so many viruses! I only use itunes, I've learned my lesson...even though I could really use the $600 I've spent on music lol!

Bethany said...

you are the muffin queen! queen of the tallest muffins ever. mine are much shorter, the standard size.

have you ever made "make ya go" muffins from how it all vegan? The name is sort of funny and they are the best bran muffins ever. they are still healthy, but not like eating cardboard. I use soymilk instead of water and add in lots of vanilla and dried fruit.

their anything goes muffins are also good.