Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dairy-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

 I have been addicted to muffins! Just about every week this past month I have made some sort of muffin. Usually these Dairy-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins. 
I don't know what it is about the combination of blueberries, cinnamon and whole wheat that make these so scrumptious, but we can't get enough of them!
Muffins are so easy and quick to whip up. I can crank out a batch almost before my eyes are fully awake in the morning. And I think I have passed the muffin love on to the family, yesterday I had several inquiries of "Isn't there more blueberry muffins?" 

Here is my tweaked version. 

Dairy-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoonful baking powder
1 teaspoonful cinnamon
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup water or milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a bowl. Toss the blueberries until lightly coated in the flour mixture. Add the egg, water and oil and mix just until blended. Do not over mix; too much mixing causes "tunnels". Spoon into 12 muffin cups or a grease muffin pan. Bake at 350 until done.

We don't use a lot of whole wheat flour usually, but I decided to give King Arthur Whole Wheat a try. I love the nutty flavor! It compliments the blueberries so nicely. I have been thinking of substituting the veggie oil for melted coconut oil, but it would add an extra step. Liquid oil is so convenient, I just have to pour it in!
Off to the grocery store for more flour! Can't run out of muffins!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


 Is there any thing that shouts Spring more then Hyacinths? (Well maybe daffodils or tulips!) Mandy brought this home from the store several weeks ago and we have been anxiously awaiting blooms.

 I think this photo should be titled "The Promise of Spring". This time of year we all need a little greeness and hope.

 This bulb came in isn't own pretty little bulb vase. 

I get a little carried away with taking pictures of flowers (perhaps you have noticed?). When I finally decided I had enough to get a respectable post, I had taken just about 40 photos!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It's a Good Day

Hello Friends! I am back! I decided to take a bit of extra time off to recover from the Christmas festivities, the visiting, putting the house in order again and recovering from a sinus infection. 

One of my favorite songs by Perry Como is "It's a Good Day". A fitting song for the beginning post of a new blogging year, isn't it? (This year I will have been blogging for 5 years!)  

It's a Good Day because........

~It's a stormy rainy day perfect for curling up with knitting and watching a Jane Austen movie. Mandy and I have been enjoying the 1972 version of Emma and the 1971 version of Sense and Sensibility.

~After a busy autumn I finally have time to get back to my favorite domestic pursuits. Right now I am on a muffin baking craze!

~I have my Project List made and ready for warm weather. Hopefully I will be able to accomplish a lot this year, including trim and a new sidewalk.

~ I finished up several knitting projects for birthday gifts (on time too!) and can now start a fun scarf for myself.

I would love to hear how It's a Good Day for you?