Crunchy Nut Muffins

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: July 2, 2012
Yield: 16 muffins
Time needed:  20-25 minutes

I seldom bake desserts.  So to get muffin recipes in, I decided to bake them for breakfast.  I wasn’t too sure of that at first.  Usually I just put together some yogurt and fresh fruit.  Baking in the early morning was a new adventure for me.

Interestingly, I am finding it fun.  Muffins are quite simple to make and take only 15-20 minutes in the oven, so I can be eating warm muffins just half an hour after pulling the ingredients out of my cupboard.

There’s a little extra preparation with these: roasting the chopped peanuts and seeds.  But that only adds about 3 minutes to preparation.  I used coconut oil both in the muffins and to grease the pans.

Crunchy Nut Muffins

Crunchy Nut Muffins
1½ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup soy flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted
1/3 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
¼ cup peanuts, chopped and toasted
1/3 cup currants or raisins
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1-4 Tbsp. melted butter or oil
1-4 Tbsp. honey

Preheat oven to 375oF.  Oil muffin tins.
Stir together flours, baking powder, salt, seeds, peanuts and raisins.
In a separate bowl beat egg and blend in milk, butter or oil, and honey.
Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten them.
Drop batter by spoonfuls into muffin tins and bake 15-20 minutes.
Serve hot.

Variation: Nutty Nut Muffins
Increase the quantity of peanuts to 1½ cups

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Quick Rye Crisp Pizzas

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Made: November 19, 2013
Yield: As many as you like
Time to make: 5 minutes

A really, really quick snack invented when Rye Crisp was found to be the only bread in the house. The version below is only one possibility.  The permutations are endless, as you can use most any pizza topping you happen to have on hand.

Quick Rye Crisp Pizzas

Quick Rye Crisp Pizzas
Rye Crisp crackers
Tomato sauce
Garlic powder
Oregano, dried
Cheese,shredded
Onions, chopped

Spread crackers with tomato sauce.
Sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano.
Add shredded cheese.
Top with chopped onions.
Cook in toaster oven or under broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Peanut Purée Soufflé

Source:Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:July 23, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

Prior Preparation needed
Cook raw peanuts until very tender. (Since peanuts are actually a sort of bean, I used the same timing as for dried beans and that worked well.) See instructions below on making the purée.

Well,just after trying “a soufflé that any fool can make”, here is a much more tricky one. This came out quite nicely, but the flavour was not remarkable and I don’t consider the result to be worth the effort.

Peanut Purée Soufflé

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Banana Orange Royale

Source:Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:July 8, 2017
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: a minute in the blender

A quick refreshing drink, but not a flavour combination I find appealing. I used yogurt. I may try again with buttermilk to see if that is an improvement.

Banana Orange Royale

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A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

Source: : Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: October 2, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

This is one of my favorite breakfast porridges and I don’t wait for a cold morning to make it. I prefer the cracked wheat to the whole wheat flour, but the flour is good if you prefer a very creamy texture. For an interesting taste variation, use buckwheat flour instead of whole wheat flour. Delicious!

A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

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Kitchen Sink Cookies

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: Feb. 8. 2015
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Time needed: 20-25 minutes

It takes almost more time to assemble the ingredients for this classic recipe than it does to mix and bake the cookies. After all, it does really seem to contain “everything but the kitchen sink”. This version is a real, yet healthy indulgence.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

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