i think it's fair to say that once a recipe is made on a weekly basis, it gains status as a "regular". once it committed to memory, well, then it is officially a "favorite". like my dough recipe which is made a few times a week for rolls, baguettes, pitas, pizza, and certainly always for play. which reminds me, it's been almost 24 hours since we made dough... but i digress.
and even though i am referring to a scribbled-over index card for today's recipe, i can promise you that by summer's end, this one will be in ye ole memory bank thanks to frequent (cough understatement cough) baking sessions with my sous chefs.
yogurt muffins :: reduced fat + low sugar (adapted from the joy of cooking)
- 1 egg
- 1 c yogurt (we use stonyfield farms organic fat free french vanilla)
- 1/3 c splenda sugar blend for baking (or you can use 2/3 c sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp canola oil (or try applesausce instead)
- 2 c flour (we use king arthur all-purpose unbleached)
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- yummy extras (this particular time we used 1/2 c mini chocolate chips and about 1 c of fresh strawberries cut into little pieces)
combine and stir the wet ingredients, then sift dry ingredients together, fold the dry into the wet until just incorporated (do not overmix) and stir in your yummy extras - fruit, nuts, chocolate chips (ahem), oatmeal, zucchini, whatever. dip fingers in to taste - we feel this is a requirement. little fingers get 2-3 dips. scoop whatever is left into muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes (baking time may vary depending on the moisture level of what you've added - best to be conservative and add minutes). makes 1 dozen muffins which won't last very long.
yet another terrific way to involve little ones in the fun of the kitchen and whip up breakfast in no time. i especially love the slight hint of yogurt sourness. please let me know if you give them a try - i'd love to hear your variations!
we're headed on holiday for a bit - the shop is still open and i'll be shipping any orders once we're settled back in here. and yes, there is a back-to-school update planned for mid/late august along the lines of last year. i'll have more on that when i return - in the meantime, happy days to you and yours! xoxo