Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Vegan Banana Berry Muffins
As Zoey and I prepare for the arrival of our new non-feline baby this summer, we have begun a massive clean-out project. Next up on the list of things I am cleaning out? Cookbooks! I have too many cookbooks. I have some that I have never used and many that I keep around just because I tried one recipe and liked it but never got around to using it again. Check out the cookbook labels on the right side of my blog, I am mostly a walking 1 hit wonder.
So, as I go through these cookbooks now I am applying a "use it or lose it principle" which means that I am going to be cooking more from these cookbooks and making a final decision about whether each book deserves the precious real estate that it currently takes up in my kitchen.
First up on the list is the Teen Vegetarian Cookbook. I love cookbooks for kids/ teens because I like recipes that are easy to follow. If they had a healthy vegan cookbook for 5 year olds that would be about my speed. But alas, I am stuck with a book for teens and the first thing that caught my attention was muffins (imagine that).
These muffins use maple syrup and blueberries as the sweetener and I replaced the oil with applesauce.
Here it is right after adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients:
Into the oven for 20 minutes:
Out of the oven and on to the plate. This is also a picture of the cookbook that I am testing out to see if I will use it or lose it.
Overall these are probably the healthiest tasting muffins that I have made and they were pretty good.
So that is 1 point for using the Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook.