I can’t remember the last time I baked anything requiring baking soda. I pride myself on being an average “assembler” and since baking is chemistry and requires precise measurement, I’ve never really been a baker. But it’s cold out and I’m getting sucked into it by all the lovely posts and pics from my friends. (Thank you all, I think!) But I’m also trying to eat healthier, so I wanted to try something besides my great grandma’s Teaball recipe.
Knowing the danger involved, but feeling CONFIDENT (due to the kind support of Spabettie (Kristina) & VinoLuci (Barb), I decided to modify it a bit using yogurt, maple syrup, apples & nuts. But yes, I was also feeling nervous about modifying given the chemistry nature of this project.
I enlisted the help of my 18 month old nephew, properly slung a towel over his shoulder, turned on James Taylor, and went to work.
- They’re delicious!
- They’re not too sweet, but just sweet enough!
- The consistency is PERFECT!
- I could have probably done all yogurt (1 1/4 cup), but I added the half-and-half cuz I was nervous
- 9 of the 12 of them came out of the tin EASILY!
- The 8 Grain is nutty, tasty goodness!
- I could have probably done all maple syrup (1/2 cup), but again, I was nervous about the consistency
- My son ate two 😉
8 Grain Muffins ala Kris!
- 1 c Bob’s Red Mill
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup half and half (in hindsight, I could have used ALL yogurt)
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup chopped apples
- 1 cup chopped nuts (could use more 😉 )
- Mix Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain Hot cereal with yogurt & half-and-half and let set for 10 minutes.
- Cream butter, egg, maple syrup & brown sugar
- Mix remaining dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder)
- Combine each mixture, but don’t over mix
- Add apples & nuts
- Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees in well oiled muffin tin
I can’t believe I just modified a baking recipe and it worked! Special thanks to my assistants and testers.