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Quickbreads come together in a snap, and you can cut the time even more by completing the early stages in advance. It's really easy to serve a basket of fragrant muffins at breakfast, fresh from the oven, with a minimum of fuss. Simply set up the ingredients in two separate bowls the night before and store them, covered, in the refrigerator. The dry ingredients are mixed together in one bowl and set aside and the liquid ingredients in another bowl. Combine as directed and bake the following morning. Overbeating can toughen the finished product, and adding dried fruit or nuts with
the dry ingredients will minimize the mixing action. My method also places the liquid ingredients in the larger bowl. This also speeds up the mixing process because the flour mixture is quickly folded into the larger bowl with a rubber tipped spatula, just until the ingredients are combined. The batter should be a little lumpy. These muffins are quite delicious without eggs, or dairy, and prune puree is used to replace the fat and tends to enhance the flavor and extend shelf life. These Cranberry Spice Muffins are also delicious split and toasted under the broiler and served with jam.
Cranberry Spice Muffins*
Enlightened Cranberry Spice Muffins
Traditional Cranberry Spice Muffins
Ingredients of Note
Flour-A finely ground flour made from soybeans which is very high
in protein (35%--twice that of wheat flour) and low in carbohydrates.Mixed
with other flours in baking, as it contains no gluten. Soy flour is
available from Bob¹s Red Mill and
Evaporated Cane Sugar-An unbleached, and minimally processed cane sugar, which is light in color and finely granulated. It can be substituted 1:1 for refined white sugar. Available from Wholesome Sweeteners and Florida Crystals, in health food stores.
Non-aluminum,Baking Powder- double acting baking powder is available at health food stores and many supermarkets. From Rumford, Featherweight, and Cellu.
Prune Puree-Prepared prune puree, actually prune filling, is available in supermarkets with the Kosher foods or on the baking aisle under the brand names, Solo Lekvar, Baker and Sokol .
Vanilla Soymilk 1 % fat -Enriched with vitamins and minerals,
particularly calcium, soymilk can be used to replace
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