Monday, July 2, 2012

Avocado Cornmeal Muffins - Muffin Mondays (Tuesday)



I watched Mark Bittman make an avocado smoothie, once upon a time, and I couldn't imagine drinking it, despite my love for avocado.  It has been bothering me that I didn't even try it so when the idea of cornmeal muffins with avocado came up, I went for it.  Avocado is my friend and I knew, I could trust it with cornmeal.


Recently, I have been more daring with vegetables and tried some, I have avoided for years.  In most cases, I liked them or saw how I could cook them, disguised in a sauce.  I am working on "healthy"  and some vegetables are better than others.  


I went through life making potato my vegetable.  I also ate corn and sometimes, broccoli.  Potatoes won out though and I could have eaten them, three times a day. In truth, I still could, I just don't.


Avocado has become one of the most popular vegetables, for me.  I think, instead of potatoes, I could eat guacamole three times a day, now but I don't.


Avocado Cornmeal Muffins


Ingredients:


3/4 cup yellow cornmeal



11/2 cup gluten-free  flour mixture
1/3 cup  sugar 
2  teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup non dairy creamer
1 whole avocado
1/4 cup roasted red pepper, diced
 Method:
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.  Line muffin tin with paper cups (12).
In a large bowl mix flour, cornmeal, sugar baking powder and salt  Whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
Peel an avocado and mash until smooth.  Add the diced roasted red pepper and mix thoroughly.
Add eggs to the flour mixture, one by one.  Add milk and avocado. Mix well.
Bake muffins  for 23 minutes Check with toothpick or sharp knife which should come out clean.  

6 comments:

  1. I would LOVE these, Chaya. :-) Thank you so much for your lovely email too. I've been very sick but I hope to write you back soon. :-)

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  2. Lovely, Chaya! I have just recently discovered I love avocado! And I have not seen avocado in muffins before, thanks for sharing, this sounds interesting and looks good!

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  3. I use cheese when faced with a veggie I'm not thrilled with.

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  4. Hey, thanks so much for following Carole's Chatter. I am now following you too.

    By the way, I like this muffin recipe using avocado - would you be happy to link it to my Food on Friday: Avocado edition?

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    1. Super that you linked this in. Have a great week.

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  5. After not eating avocados, I recently have developed a taste for them. I love this combo and will probably try it using coconut milk..

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