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Mo Muffins, Mo Problems

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.

      • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

        they’re flax seeds!

  • http://www.joyosmanski.wordpress.com joyo

    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!

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      it’s actually the dining room table!

      • http://www.joyosmanski.wordpress.com joyo

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

    • http://www.teresapalooza.com Teresapalooza!!

      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!