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.


Bethany said...

I have way too many cookbooks too! some I use a lot, some once or not at all.

If I find a great recipe right away, I will just stick to that and ignore the rest of the book.

I have even segregated the popular and non popular into separate cupboards.

I feel guilty about it, so I do what you do - force myself to choose 1 new recipe from the cookbooks to see if they are worth it. then I get all distracted and start making recipes I find online.

too many recipes, not enough time :)

Tara said...

That is the first vegetarian cookbook I ever had! I got it when I was a teenager and I think I even made those muffins! I've since released into to a used book store, but I still think about it fondly.