Sexy Muffin Top!


I have discussed muffins before. You might find this a repeat but it’s not. I recently acquired silicon muffin trays and have been joyfully happy ever since.

They are a snack that my family particularly enjoys. Case in point, I have made so many muffins in the past few weeks that I am out of sugar, dried fruit, whole wheat flour and of an assortment of grains. I have completely cleaned out my pantry.

I love this new muffin recipe I have found. I tweaked it to my tastes (vanilla, cinnamon). The recipe was originally developed by Solutions Gourmandes chef Marie-Michèle Garon(http://www.canalvie.com/cuisine/recette/4150/muffins-aux-petits-fruits/)

Wet Ingredients

3 eggs

2/3 cups of vegetable oil (160 ml)

1/3 cup natural yogurt

1 tablespoon of vanilla

2 cups of dried fruits or dried fruit and nut combo (dark chocolate chips and dates, raisins, figs, cranberry, etc.) Dark chocolate and dates were such a hit, they disappeared in 1 day. If you mean to use dried berries, remember to incorporate the zest of one lemon and the juice of half a lemon to help enliven the taste.

Dry Ingredients

1 1/2 (375 ml) whole wheat flour

1 cup of old fashioned oats

2 cups seed mix (1/4 cup of flax seed, 1/4 sesame seed, 1/4 cup sunflower seed and 1/4 cup  pumpkin seed)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 pinch of salt

2 pinches of cinnamon

3/4 cups of sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Whisk the wet ingredients

Blend the dry ingredients

Incorporate the wet and dry ingredients together

The Wet and Dry Mix

The Wet and Dry Mix

Drop a good portion of the mixture in silicon muffin trays

Overflowing muffin batter...for sexy muffin tops

Overflowing muffin batter…for sexy muffin tops

Bake for 30 minutes

Why the silicon muffin trays?

Because the muffins pop-out and clean up takes 2 seconds. It’s a game changer.

Why the Sexy Muffin Top Appellation?

Remember when in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of The Earth they encounter a forest deep underground with humongous mushrooms. I have had a visual of that scene ever since I was a little girl. I can recreate these humongous mushrooms with my artisanal muffins.

The silicon trays have small wholes which means the muffins are thin at the base. I fill the muffins to overflowing and thus ensure an uneven bulky muffin top. They are so sexy.

Prior to cooking...dressed and ready to bake

Prior to cooking…dressed and ready to bake

That’s how I bring sexy back! Take that Justin Timberlake.  🙂

Is that not HOT? LOL! see what I just did, they are hot because they are fresh out the oven and they are hot because they look good.

Is that not HOT? LOL! See what I just did, they are hot because they are fresh out the oven and they are hot because they look good.

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