Saturday, July 19, 2014

Molasses Raisin Bran Muffins - Wheat Flour

I thought these were DELICIOUS - as did my taste testers.  I liked the raisins from the cereal.   Everyone LOVED the  strong molasses flavor.  I think this is my new favorite muffin recipe !!!!  (One of my taste testers thought it was her new favorite also !!!)

Adapted from this recipe and  this recipe .

1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour )
1 and 1/2 cups Raisin Bran cereal
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Sucanat   (or brown sugar) (I use Barry Farm)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed  (if your bananas are smaller, you will probably need to increase the liquid by 2-4 Tbsp)

Mix the vanilla, molasses, applesauce, almond milk and bananas in one bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan.   Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin Pan,Casabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories  161, Total Fat  .8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 96mg, Carbs 36.9g, Fiber 2.6g, Sugars 16g, Protein  2.7g

... Do you know the miracles of God, who knows everything?
Job 37:16  (NCV)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bed & Breakfast Recipes on Canned-Time

I was excited when Angela at invited me to participate in her 2014 Bed & Breakfast event !!!  

When I think of breakfast at a Bed & Breakfast place, I think of eggs, bacon and toast.   So I decided to make a vegan version of these !!!

I made a Sweet Potato Spinach Tofu Scramble, Coconut Bacon and Double Chocolate Mint Muffins. 

Head on over to Canned-Time to view the recipes !!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Parm" Cheez

I LOVE "parm" cheez on pasta.  I like mine to have more of a "cheezy" flavor - so I use quite a bit of nutritional yeast. 

1 cup almonds
1/2 cup  Nutritional Yeast Flakes  (I use Now Foods) 
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder 


Place almonds in a blender or food processor and blend until the desired consistency (like almond meal).  Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.

Store in an airtight jar in the fridge.

Those who try to hold on to their lives will give up true life.  Those who give up their loves for me will hold on to true life.
Matthew 10:39 (NCV)