Monday, March 1, 2010

Top O The Muffin To Ya!

In high school, Chemistry was not my forte.

Give me an English quiz or a history test any day of the week!

I've just never had a knack at understanding matter and energy and the reaction between them.

Until now.

I discovered, COOKING is CHEMISTRY.

Now please understand, I usually like to let others determine the equation for a good recipe.

But the other day, My Inner Mad Scientist just came out.

I really wanted a good, moist Bran Muffin Recipe.

It just wasn't happening.  Try after try after try.

Dry. Crumbling.  Ick.  I must be a muffin snob!

I finally put away the recipes, pulled out all my special bags of goodies from The Baker's Pantry, and went to work.

The results were pretty exciting! 

So exciting, I even googled my old chemistry teacher's name.

You know, I'm sure he would love to hear all about my new found love for chemistry.  or not.

So, I'll just share it with you.  My blog friends.

My Bran Muffin Experiment

3/4 C oat bran
1/4 C wheat bran
2 C whole-wheat flour
1/2 C ground flaxseed
1/3 c. wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 T ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 egg, beaten
1 container vanilla yogurt
1/2 C agave nectar
2/3 heaping C applesauce
1 chopped apple

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.  In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, yogurt, agave nectar, and applesauce.  Stir all ingredients together.  Add chopped apples.
Spoon into a lined muffin tin.  Sprinkle tops with demerara sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until done in the middle.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*These muffins are very heavy, moist muffins...not light, fluffy muffins.  Just in case you wondered.

How about YOU?  

Have you ever made up recipe?   

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une autre mère said...

Those do sound super yummy! I'm usually not a huge muffin fan, but it's because I find them dry and crumbly. I'm sure I'd LOVE yours!

And if you count changing recipes constantly because I'm so picky as "making up my own," then yes! Otherwise, I'm a recipe girl. (I never excelled in chemistry either.)

Anonymous said...

Go Londa! Yep, I make up recipes all the time. Poor Andrew. And I loved chemistry (and had a huge crush on my student teacher!) --Jess

Amanda said...

Kinda... but nothing as creative as you!!! Great job! That is exactly how a muffin should be!


Mandi said...

Nice work! Have any recipes over there on how to use up an entire box of GRAPE NUTS?! ug!

peter marie said...

Those look amazing!!
I've not made up a recipe for baking, but have fun with that for cooking. Making up baking recipes take some skillz...and you got it! :)

Unknown said...

You are a chemist! I love it. You know, chemists often blow things have fun with that! Maybe you can make a volcano-muffin.
Just kidding! Your recipe talent is amazing. You have so many talents....I'd be jealous, but that's sinful, so I'll just be envious....oh, that's sinful, too. I'll just be happy that I'm your friend! Awwwww.....sweet.