Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blueberry Oat Muffins - Muffin Mondays

I won a cookbook and what a cookbook, it is.  It is perfect for us, as we work on eating more healthily.  The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen by Levana Kirschenbaum is a fabulous book with beautiful photos, clear instructions and the yummiest recipes.  I must note that you do not have to be kosher to love this book.  All recipes are for all of us.  
The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

There are about 350 pages in this book, each one filled with delicious recipes and good pointers.  There are beautiful photos but I would have liked more.

I won this book from Joy of Kosher, a site, I have enjoyed for a while.  Jamie is a young woman who has made her mark in the world of kosher cooking.  Her site has tons of recipes and I suggest you go over and see for yourself, how much fun you can have there.  These are Jamie's books and another one is in the making.
Back to Levana who has a warm approach to cooking,  I plan to write a review of this book after, I make more recipes.  Right now, I just made muffins, muffins that my husband has not stopped talking about.  I generally make muffins weekly and hubby is always pleased but this time, he was much more than pleased.  Maybe, it is the oats in the muffins. 

Levana gives a muffin recipe with dozens of alternatives one has in making it.  That makes it fun.  You can stick to the recipe, as is or make some changes.  I left out the apples and used blueberries.

Levana's Muffins  (adjusted)

Ingredients:
Canola oil spray
2/3 cup Rice Dream
2 large eggs
2/3 Canola oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups blueberries
1 cup old fashioned oats
3 cups gluten-free brown rice flour mixture
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup almonds
1 tablespoon cardamom  (I used slightly less)

Method:

Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
Spray 18 muffin molds with oil spray.
Combine the Rice Dream, eggs, oil and sugar in a large bowl.
Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom in a separate bowl.
Add dry mixture to wet mixture.  Do not overmix but do mix so ingredients are well blended.
Pour batter into greased muffins pans.  Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.

8 comments:

  1. Ah, I'd love a muffin right now!

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  2. Muffins tempt my palate, especially if they have blueberries in them! These look so appetizing. Thank you for sharing this week in our recipe hop ☺

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  3. I have visited Jamie's site many times and I must agree with you Chaya, it's fabulous! As you say, the food and recipes are for one and all!

    Congrats on winning the book. I know you will put it to good use and that hubby of yours will be smiling ear to ear:)

    Thank you for sharing the muffins, and thank you for joining us again for the Picnic Game. You are so invited to the Picnic Game and you are bringing the letters Q & V "See" You there! And thanks for offering to help, Chaya. It is always more fun when I know there is someone who will help out in pinch:)

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  4. I like oats in muffins. Gives that something extra. Thank you for linking up! Looks like a beautiful cookbook.

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  5. Congratulations on winning the cookbook! And the muffins looks delightful! I'm not sure what Rice Dream is, an ingredient I have not seen before. Will google for it! Thanks for sharing, Chaya! Have a lovely week!

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  6. These are beautiful muffins!
    And it's simply not fair - we don't have fresh blueberries here

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  7. These look delicious! I would love for you to come and link up to the Creative Corner Hop. The linky will be open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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