Thursday, May 27, 2010

BF Blueberry Muffins

"Best-friend" blueberry muffins, you're thinking?  That would be cute, but no, in my kitchen BF stands for "blueberry-free".  Huh?  Confusing, I know, but that's what you get when you have one kid that loves blueberries, and another that really does not like them - one bit.

The story began with our older girl returning home from school one day with a muffin from a bake sale.  "Mommy, can I have it?  It smells soooo good".  You know that smell of commercially packaged blueberry muffins?  Some sort of blueberry flavor is added that is very fragrant, but likely artificial.  Smells much like a scratch-n-sniff sticker - or, like this blueberry muffin, ha!  This bake sale muffin had that very fragrant aroma.  It most certainly contained dairy and eggs, and was also made with white flour (making it very cake-like, and therefore appealing to a youngster).  I said to her "hun, how about I make you a batch of blueberry muffins very soon?"  Her reply "but, will they be like this?"  I know what that meant - like a cupcake!

I began my blueberry muffin mission, to replicate a white flour, dairy and egg filled blueberry-sticker scented muffin.  Egad!  I chose oat flour to replace the white wheat flour, because it has a natural sweetness and also a creamier color for the final batter.  These muffins did not disappoint - they were scrumptious!  Wait, middle girl excluded on that of course.  She wanted no part of those muffins.  So, when retesting them, I poured out two "BF" muffins (in foreground of muffin pan!) before folding the blueberries into the remaining batter.

Everyone was happy, and the muffins are now finished - check (another done for the next book)!  (But really, how does one not like this blueberry-drippy goodness?... sigh!)

And, on the topic of muffins, I'll be sharing the Strawberry Goji Muffin recipe very soon!

Every year, more than one million dairy cows are slaughtered early because of health problems that arise from pregnancy or milking. (Source:  Meat Market, Erik Marcus)

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

These look delicious! Can't wait for blueberry season to arrive!

Christine said...

Mmmm, they look delicious! Your middle daughter sounds like my middle son. He won't go near a blueberry, unless it's in a smoothie! :)

Diane-Sage said...

Thanks for the idea of the oat flour. Now where did I put those blueberries eh?

vegan.in.brighton said...

Yum, they look super delicious.

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Both versions look delicious!

Samantha said...

Oh my goodness those sound/ look delicious!

urban vegan said...

These are worth waking up for, I am sure! I'm sure they pleased everyone in your house hold. (Is the wee-est one eating solids yet?)

Heather Loves Healthy Vegan Recipes said...

Great story. I use oat flour all the time, too. It works so well in baking. Thanks!

Dreena said...

uv, OH yeah... she's into the solids, for a while now. Full-on messy times here! :)

Michal said...

Um yes please, these look fantastic :)