Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Homemade Goodness *create a muffin*

Easy muffins you can create using this simple ingredient idea

Grain-use 2-2/12 cups flour. Substitute one cup with 1 cup of left over oatmeal, rice or cornmeal.

Milk-Use 1 cup. Or substitute with buttermilk, or even fruit juice.

Fat-Use 1/4 cup vegetable oil or 4 tbsp melted butter or margarine. Or substitute crunchy or regular peanut butter for half or all the fat.

Egg-Use 1 egg. or substitute 1 heaping tbsp of soy flour and 1 tbsp of water.

Sweetener-Use between 2 tbsp and 1/2 cup of sugar. Or substitute up to 3/4 cup brown sugar. Or you can sub up to 1/2 cup of honey or molasses and decrease milk to 3/4 cup.

Baking Powder-Use 2 tbsp. If you use more than 1 cup of additions, increase to 3 tbsp.

Salt-Yse 1/2 tsp or omit if you have a salt-restricted diet.

Dry additions-Nuts, sunflowers seeds, raisins, coconut, and so on.

Moist additions-Blueberries, chopped apple, freshly shredded zucchini, shredded carrot and so on

Wet additions-Pumpkin puree, apple sauce, mashed, cooked sweet potato, mashed banana, mashed cooked carrot and so on. If using 1/2 cup drained, canned fruit or thawed shredded zucchini, substute the syrup or zucchini liquid for all the part of milk.

Jellies and jam-Fill cups half full with a plain batter. Add 1 tsp jam or jelly and top with 1 more tbsp of butter.

Mix well everything and cook at 400 degree's for 20 minutes. Poke with a fork and when it comes out clean, they are done.

Have fun with it and try different things and crazy combinations.

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