I think my default is to add dark chocolate to everything I bake. My default hair do is curled out at the tips (I’d like to think I look like Farrah Fawcett… but that’s just not true). My default outfit is jeans with a stripe shirt and boots or sandals (depending on the weather). My default drink is a Sidecar (or Mojito). My default evening activity is reading young adult fantasy novels, or science fiction if I’m fresh out of fantasy.
I guess my point is, I’m naturally really cool. Obviously.
Also, no I will not stop using my new flours. You can’t make me. It’s my blog. So there.
These muffins feature: amaranth flour. I made flat bread and it was awesome, so I decided to make muffins this morning. They were pretty fab-but I will say that I should have mixed the raspberries and chocolate into the batter instead of placing it on top before baking. So you be better than me-and mix it in. My thought was the berries and chocolate would sink to the bottom before the batter baked.
I love alliteration.
But this didn’t happen, I guess the batter was more substantial than I would have guessed. I’m not a food scientist, I learn most of my baking tips from trial and error.
Amaranth Breakfast Muffins, makes 10-12 standard size muffins
Needed: 1/2 cup amaranth flour, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup oil (I used vegetable), 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 to 1 1/2 cup mix-ins of your choice (I added some raspberries and dark chocolate chips).
In a bowl combine the flours, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oil, egg and vanilla. Stir in the buttermilk. Stir in the mix-in ingredients of your choice.
Spoon batter into a lined muffin pan, 2/3 full. Bake at 375 F for 16-18 minutes. Enjoy in the morning with coffee or milk. That’s just part of the directions… so sorry if you don’t like coffee or milk. That’s just how it is.
Here’s a picture of all the flours I was recently gifted… so you can probably expect more weirdo-flour recipes coming at you in the coming months. If I get sick of flour I may actually cook something… like soup or whatever. But I don’t know man, that’s a lot of flour to obsess over…