Often times, after we’ve spent the day at the swimming pool, my kids ask to stop by Sonic to complete our attempt at cooling down from the hot summer weather. Slushies are on their minds, so with my arm fully twisted, we buzz through the drive-through on our way home. My kids have their favorites; anything blue for my son, cherry, grape and strawberry for the girls. For me, I always order the cherry limeade; Read More »
Here is an easy mix makeover that turns a simple corn muffin into a fragrant and lightly sweet treat, with pockets of jammybaked blackberry and tangy lime zest. It’s at home on the dinner table, at a barbecue, or as dessert. And it’s a fun way to jazz up Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix, which is certified gluten free, and ready in a flash. Read More »
Berries are finally in season, so it’s the perfect time to bake-up a batch of Gluten Free Lemon-Raspberry Muffins. These tender, lemon-flavored muffins are studded with juicy red raspberries and have a lemony, streusel-like topping for a bit of crunch and extra sweetness. Read More »
Mmmmm… Mom, what smells so good? If this is the first thing your children want to know when they walk into the kitchen, it’s a pretty good sign you’ve got a winner of a recipe on your hands. Not only do these Banana Buckwheat Muffins with Dark Chocolate, Walnuts and Cacao Nibs smell wonderful as they bake, they taste fantastic, too. These moist, lightly sweet banana muffins are chock-full of toasted walnuts, dark chocolate, bittersweet cacao nibs and whole grain goodness from Hodgson Mill Buckwheat Flour and Hodgson Mill Brown Rice Flour. They remind me of my favorite banana bread, but with a more sophisticated flavor from the buckwheat flour, dark chocolate and cacao nibs. Read More »
These tasty little muffins are filled with juicy bits of apple, warm spices, whole grain goodness from Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour and Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed and a maple cream cheese filling. We could probably stop here and be completely satisfied, but instead, these muffins get sprinkled with a buttery oat and brown sugar streusel topping that makes them taste even more like apple crisp and oh, so delicious. Read More »
These Zucchini, Flax Seed and Banana Muffins are lightly sweet, packed with not one but two healthy Hodgson Mill whole grains (Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat and Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed), bananas, golden raisins and of course, zucchini. Read More »
Fresh strawberries are flooding the supermarkets and I couldn’t be happier. Finally, after waiting through an eternal winter, warm weather has arrived and with it red, ripe strawberries. I realize most grocery stores carry strawberries year ‘round, but it’s not until late spring that the inside of the berry is as red as the outside – something only longer daylight hours and bright sunshine can produce.
In celebration of this first fruit of summer, I decided to try out a new muffin recipe: Roasted Strawberry Whole Wheat Muffins. These muffins are lightly sweet, have a delicate, almost cake-like crumb and do a great job of showcasing roasted strawberries.
I’ve roasted pears, apples and bananas in the past, but this was my first time roasting strawberries and I’m happy to report that they’re wonderful. Instead of roasting them at a high heat, in this recipe they’re slow roasted at a low temperature thus creating sweet, sticky, jammy berries that are lick-your-fingers good. Read More »
These muffins combine the earthy sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes, the light caramel chewiness of dates, and the hearty goodness of oats, wheat bran, flaxseed, soy, wheat germ and cracked whole wheat in Hodgson Mill Multigrain Cereal. No simpering breakfast cupcakes here; these have a firm, springy texture that makes you take your time and savor each bite, and just enough sweetness to go great with a cup of coffee. I love the body and texture Multigrain Cereal brings to baked goods—if you like these, you might also want to try my Multigrain Pumpkin Pancakes. Read More »
Despite being named Erin, I don’t actually have an Irish granny. But if I did, I would hope she would bake bread like this–slightly sweet and nutty with toasted Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats, with a crisp browned crust hiding a tender buttery biscuit crumb. (For any word nerds out there, ‘Wheaten’ is an old English word that means just what it says, and it’s the name of this type of loaf.)
To me, this fun clover-shaped loaf is whole grain baking at its best—taste, texture, and looks (a triple threat!). And since it’s a soda bread, made with buttermilk and baking soda instead of yeast, it’s ready in just about an hour. It’s perfect for breakfast, toasted, with butter and jam, but it easily holds up next to a savory soup or stew. The smell of this, fresh from the oven, drew everyone in my house straight to the kitchen. . . I just love when that happens. Read More »
I had the best muffin a few weeks ago– a lifesaving muffin. I was on a road trip, driving through Michigan, and having a really hard time finding quick road food that was not covered in cheese, or deep-fried, or both. I stopped at a little diner and the sign at the front advertised “Rise and Shine Bran Muffins” packed with pineapple chunks, apples and raisins, and it was like someone turned on the sun in the middle of the night. Night and day, muffin, you are the one . . . .
Now that it’s getting even darker and colder outside, I’ve been thinking about this muffin. And a tropical beach. But I digress…. I thought, ‘I can make that muffin! I’ll focus on the tropical flavors, and add a little texture with Hodgson Mill Multi Grain Cereal with Flaxseed and Soy.’ Read More »