Mo Muffins, Mo Problems

June 23, 2012

in baking, gluten free, recipe, vegan

Had a friend coming for breakfast yesterday, so the baking mitts were on bright and early!

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Used this recipe for Oatmeal Cornbread Muffins, substituting one highly suspicious-sounding ingredient…

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…for a less controversial one:

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Also used flax seed eggs…

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…and added a little more sugar (1/2 a cup total).

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Oh – blueberries too!

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This should’ve been the warning sign that things had gone awry – the batter was so hard to stir that the handle broke off…

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…still, I unsuspectingly filled the cups and put them in the oven.

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Then, halfway through cooking, I realized I’d forgotten the milk – or in this case, the half and half. So let’s try again.

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Take two – notice how different it looks (and not just because the spoon had a full handle)…

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More liquid = more batter

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= spillage

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= ugly (but moist) muffins…

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…and a ton of crumbles.

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The dairy-free ones, however, turned out rather pretty…

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…and what d’ya know – equally yummy too!

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I had half of each, with some melon. The taste was so similar – just a bit drier. I’d say go for the vegan version!

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More melon…

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…then we got crafty.

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The Sukie Iron-Ons tell you to use a hard/flat surface in lieu of an ironing board. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM.

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Because we wound up with much bigger issues than mere muffins and crumbles.

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Aunt Heidi and Uncle Robert are owed a lot more than just a new spatula now!

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Wound up eating more melon + another 1.5 vegan muffin while calling all my contractor friends for advice.

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All I felt like by nightfall was…you guessed it…

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Yes – I ate the same thing for three separate meals. It was a very strange day. I think I’ve firmly established I’m not a domestic diva.

{ 9 comments }

1 Diane Brockman Beebe June 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Hilarious!!!!! Seriously I can so relate!!!!

2 Richard Jackson June 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

tell me those dark spots aren't hoss flies!?

3 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

they’re flax seeds!

4 joyo June 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

oh no!!! i’m so sorry about the snapped off spoon and the floor!!! but the way you wrote about it made me laugh and laugh!!!!

ah, well. life. thar she blows.

mwah!

5 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

it’s actually the dining room table!

6 joyo June 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

oh! actually, that seems much better than the floor…right?

7 Parry Shen June 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Yeesh. Run the iron over the ENTIRE table and maybe they'll be none the wiser? Last month I used the back of a clipboard when I did an iron-on if that helps for next time.

8 Teresapalooza!! June 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Ha! Now that’s a creative solution. :) I’m sending Sukie Iron-Ons a message with the picture as we speak. Thanks for the amazing muffins!

9 Food Stories June 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Wow, Talk about a food story :-)

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