Monday, November 17, 2008

That Damn Butter

Top of the mornin’ to ya. Haha I have no clue where that came from. I guess I’m channeling my inner Irishman. Anyway, yesterday was an awesome day (hence my happy, spinning around my bedpost pose). To start off, I won all this wine stuff from Anna at Cookie Madness!!! I only drink wine when my mom lets me, but I’m still excited to get wine charms and all those other “21 and over” accessories. I’ll take a picture of them when I get them in the mail. After that joyous experience, it was time to film my cooking show. I did a cooking video for a project at school, and it’s called “The Blonde Experiment.” Haha I knew you would love that. I didn’t post it on here because it’s about 30 minutes long and you’d probably die of boredom or start to make fun of me haha In my video, I converted traditional blondies into vegan blondies and then had a judging panel at the end. Everybody voted that the traditional blondies were better than the vegan ones, but I wasn’t too surprised. I didn’t use any butter or oil in them- damn. There is a plus side though- I have a crapload of blondies in the house now. And you know what that means?!?!?!!? Yeah, I don’t either haha I just love the suspense.

And no, the recipe for today isn’t for the blondies. I’ll post that some other time when I’m fresh outta recipes. It is for….. dun dun dun… you guessed it!!! MUFFINS!!!! Oh the joys of muffin making. These babies were divine and somewhat like cupcakes- they were pretty crumbly. I made Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins from Sweet Tempered. I changed the recipe to make it gluten-free and also just a few other ingredients here and there. I think I interpreted the directions wrong because I put the jelly on top of the muffins rather than pushing it down in the middle. It didn’t really specify what to do, but I would recommend filling the muffin tin half way, putting the jelly in the middle, and then putting more batter on top. My muffins kind of, well, not kind of, rather COMPLETELY overflowed with jelly haha They tasted marvelous though- that counts, right? I melted more grape jelly and drizzled (ok, poured) it over the top of my masterpiece.

Here's the Recipe:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
1 cup oat flour
½ cup millet flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup crunch peanut butter
2 tbsp canola oil
½ cup agave nectar
½ cup almond milk
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup jelly (I used grape because I’m obsessed with grapes)

Directions: Preheat over to 350F. Spray the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In a cup, whisk together vinegar and milk and set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together the peanut butter, oil, and agave nectar until smooth. Add vinegar mixture to this and stir. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Scoop half the amount into a prepared muffin tin, place 1 tsp of jelly into on top of batter, and then fill the muffins with the rest of the batter. Bake for 18 minutes or until the muffins give a little to the touch.


Anonymous said...

They look gooey and good! Good mistake dude!
The recipe for jelly donut cupcakes in V'con says to put the jam on top and both times I've baked them the jam has magically made it's way into the centre!
Sorry 'bout your blondies ~ was it a blind test?

Anonymous said...

Well, I would have DEFINITELY voted for the vegan blondies!!! And the muffins look spectacular!

Allie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment, your blog looks wonderful! Yes my dad and my brother both fish when they can no matter the weather, it's crazy if you ask me but can't complain when they bring me some!

I'm a member of Daring Bakers and every month they post a new challenge and they also have a group of people that adjust the recipe to vegan. You should join if your interested, it's so much fun.

You're very talented and I wish you all the luck on your goals!

Anonymous said...

This is feeling like comment ping pong~ I've watched a few Curb Y.E's, they used to put them on so damn late over here!
Your blind taste test sounds like a very honest comparison >:o)

jessy said...

oh wow! i think your muffins look super tasty! nothing wrong with lots of gooey yumminess! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

River (Wing-It Vegan) said...

You make the tallest most delicious looking muffins! I bet you were adorable in that video! Those people at school don't know what they're missing!

MamaBecky said...

Hi Jo!!!! The blondies - both kinds were divine!!! Your judges looked so serious on your video - they were absorbing every mouthwatering moment of deliciousness.

Those pb&j muffins looks soooooo
good - I don't think I saw those.
Were you hiding them from me because I would eat all of them?

Congrats on winning the contest - looovvveeed the story.

For the Love of Guava said...

hmmm... now I'm like 20 billion muffin recipes behind! PB&J Muffins... sounds like the perfect breakfast!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, my family does that too! Whenever they go shopping they bring backa billion NON vegan goodies! that's when I start baking vegan goodies, haha.

Becka Robinson said...

Very fun. I'm sure Mr. Beagle would love these. He is a big PB&J fan.

Tina said...

What a cool idea! Love it!

Tami said...

Oh my....those muffins!

maya said...

those muffins look so so so good! you writing puts asmile on my face..your funny.well.. great recipe!

anudivya said...

I was wondering what that topping was, then saw that it was jelly! :)
Bet they tasted good... no?

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

oh......those muffins are amazing!!!!!!!!!! You're such a muffin maker~~~~~~~ So many great recipes for muffins.

One question: can I substitute oat flours for oat bran of WW flour?

brooke said...

hi joanna! thanks for visiting my blog! :)

yum pb&j muffins! they look and sound wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

Whoa, very neat muffins! You are so creative!

Jackie said...

Thanks for visiting.

Couldn't find a decent peanut butter muffin recipe for my post so pleased to see you have a great one posted, so I must try it out.

Sunshinemom said...

These muffins look very very good! My daughter love peanut butter and she is going to love this. Is there something I could use in the palce of apple cider vinegar - I have balsamic and the white one at home?

Agnesss =) said...

Hey Jojo!!!!!

How cool the muffins look!!!!! =DDD

OOZING with all the jelly..MMM SCRUMPTIOUS!!! =D

Ohh and in connection with your last posts ...HOW IS YOUR SQUIRREL!!!???? Tell me more!!! =))

Waiting for your answ and visit on my blog =D

Hope you're having a good time!!

HeatherBakes said...

Peanut butter and jelly muffins sound amazing!! And so do vegan blondies... I would have voted for those in a taste test :)

Bethany said...

the muffins look really really great! They are so tall too.

I totally think you should post your cooking video or at least a snippet.

Anonymous said...

Glad you liked it:]

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Me. Want. Muffin!

(Blondies sound good too!)

Anonymous said...

These look amazing! I love the combo of pb & j!

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