Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"A recipe is merely words on paper..."

"...a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise." (Michael Smith, Chef at Home) And improvise is EXACTLY what we have been doing with this recipe since finding it a few weeks ago. We have used pureed strawberries, lemon rind and blueberries, added flax seed, extra cinnamon, well you get the idea :) It's a great basic recipe and It comes HIGHLY recommended from the house of Meal Planning Mama, so ENJOY my friends!

Adapted from Michael Smith Chef at Home


* 2 cups flour
* 1 cup oatmeal
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon nutmeg
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup oil
* 1 1/2 cups yogurt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup grated carrots (about 3)(We have never used them as we didn't have them!)

We usually add lemon rind and the juice of 1 lemon PLUS 2 cups blueberries


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Sift together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Mix eggs, oil, yogurt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in carrots and then dry ingredients.
4. Spoon into 6 large or 12 regular sized muffin cups. Bake for 30 minutes.


shauna said...

I love that quote...because that's how I cook! I'll have to give that recipe a try. It sounds pretty tasty!