Muffins on Monday

From the recipes I am trying in Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, I continue to learn some great cooking techniques.  The corn chowder taught me I can use smoked paprika in place of bacon – it gives the smoky flavoring without the meat (who knew?!).  One recipe, I really enjoy making are her Healthier Blueberry Muffins.  As an extremely amateur baker, who is not particularly fond of baked goods, this recipe seemed too good to be true:  easy, seemingly foolproof, instructions and dairy-free.  I remember loving blueberry muffins when I was younger, and while this didn’t quite taste the same – knowing it was a healthier version was good enough for me.  If you’re a blueberry muffin fan, this probably won’t be able to replace the real thing, but as a healthier alternative, I think it is a great go-to.

Some tips

  • I had a hard time finding white spelt flour, so used cake flour instead
  • An ice cream scoop to fill each muffin liner makes for even amounts and quite professional looking muffins (a tip picked up from my mom and Ina Garten)
  • I wasn’t able to serve these warm when making for friends, and am not sure how that would improve taste

Healthier Blueberry Muffins

One thought on “Muffins on Monday

  1. Kristal says:

    Love your new blog! I’m adding it to my reader:)

    And I love the smoked paprika tip! I make a lot of things leaving the bacon as we don’t eat much meat at home….I will for sure have to try it!:)

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