Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Soy Milk

Yesterday I was in the baking mood so I made some pumpkin spice muffins for breakfast. They smelled delicious and they taste alright, but not as good as they smell. I need to find a really good pumpkiny recipe for those. I love pumpkin anything. They are a little on the dense side as well but I know that some people prefer that so that's not necessarily a negative.
Here's the recipe that I used to make these
Makes 10 to 12 muffins

2 cups whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 15-ounce can solid-pack pumpkin
½ cup water
1/3 cup raisins (optional)
Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
Add pumpkin, ½ cup of water and raisins. Stir until just mixed.
Spray baking cups with cooking spray, then spoon batter into each one. Fill to just below the top of each baking cup.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until tops of muffins spring back when touched lightly. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a rack. Once cool, place muffins in airtight container for storage.


On another note, I'm trying to make the switch from drinking regular milk to soy milk. It's tough though. I bought a half gallon of soy milk nearly two weeks ago and I just opened it up this morning to have my first glass with my pumpkin muffin. It has a strange taste but I'm sure it's something that I can get used to. My husband was telling me that all growing up he only drank soy milk and so he doesn't really like the taste of regular milk. How did I not know this? We've been together for over 6 years and this is the first I've heard about this. He says he'll only use a little in his cereal and that's it. I guess that's why I never noticed. So I'm trying to make the switch and have healthier eating habbits one switch at a time.

3 comments:

tinybird said...

Ok looks delicious..I'm trying them this weekend for breakfast.

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TC said...

I do not like the taste of regular milk either after using Soy mild for so long. Soy milk does take some getting use to though. I started out by just putting it on my cereal and then I gradually began drinking a little bit at a time. I still do not drink an entire glass of it by itself or with a meal. And I've been using Soy milk for about 10 years now.

"Silk" is the best brand that I have found, as far as taste is concerned. They also have a new "Silk" that has Omega-3 in it and I think it has a much richer taste than the regular Silk.

Good luck on making the switch to healthier eating! :)