Monday, April 5, 2010

"Almond Millet Muffins"

This muffin recipe was from "Soups & Muffins" by Sue Gregg
(see my web site to purchase this fun cookbook)

Step 1. Blend together with wire whisk:
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Step 2. Blend dry ingredient in separate bowl:
2 cups millet flour*
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Step 3. Blend dry ingredients into liquid ingredients until mixed.

Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 large muffins.

*You can grind this small amount of millet in your Bosch blender!! (1 1/2 cup millet grain = 2 cups of millet flour!)

Note from Paula: These will be flat muffins. Fluffy muffins that you might expect are because of the whole wheat flour. It has the gluten to make the cake consistency that you would expect in a muffin. So, if you are not expecting the fluffy muffin you will love these. They are sweet and have a slightly crunchy taste. Also, when making the batter it will be runny so don't panic! :)

Perfect Almond Millet Muffins in your Bosch Blender!!
Follow the mixing procedure above. In place of millet flour use:
1 1/2 cup millet grain.
Pour batter in mixing bowl to blend in nuts, baking powder, soda and salt.

Note from Paula: The blender method is a fast way to make the muffins, when you don't have millet already ground into flour! This is an easy grain to grind in your blender. I also chopped the almonds in the Bosch blender! If you don't need a lot of nuts chopped use your Bosch blender! When doing larger amounts of chopped nuts, I use the Bosch food processor attachment.

We love these muffins. Of course, I love almonds and anything that has almonds in it. Very tasty, sweet muffin. It makes a great breakfast muffin. Goes perfect with a fresh cup of coffee! Yum.

I added this pic with the muffins in the stainless steel muffin pan to let you see how 'flat' the muffins are. This will help you know that you really did make the muffins right when they didn't rise. Gluten really does make a difference. Also, I love the stainless steel muffin pans as it is a clean metal to cook with. It doesn't leach metal into your baked goods. You can see this item on my web site under stainless steel bake ware!

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