09 November 2008

Harvest Spice Muffins •

I viewed the butternut and acorn squash with dismay; Not already! You cannot have spots on your beautiful skin! I just placed you in my pantry not a week...umm, two...was it three weeks ago? Well, time to get busy and bake them up—hopefully using that okara in the process.

Harvest Spice Muffins •

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk together in a large mixing bowl:

1 cup wet okara (this is referring to the okara straight from your machine)
1 cup cooked and pureéd squash (I used a combination of acorn and butternut squash)
1/2 cup buttermilk (I had some that I had to use up, use soy milk if avoiding dairy altogether)
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together in a large mixing bowl:

3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 ground flaxseed meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Set aside:

3 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar optional for topping

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX. Line your muffin tins with paper liners. Fill the liners 2/3 of the way with batter. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar on top if desired. Bake muffins 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.


SusanV said...

These look delicious, and I just happen to have a winter squash and some okara I need to use up, so I'm putting them on my list.

Grace said...

yes indeedy, squash muffins are surprisingly delicious and definitely too often overlooked. yours look wonderful--excellent spice choices. :)

diva said...

beautiful muffins! looks so wholesome :) by the way, you've been tagged. check out my blog for details. x

Sorina said...

Hi I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say how much I’m loving it

Nazarina A said...

Perfectly light, fluffy and healthy just right for the season!
Happy Holidays!

hoo said...

I live in Singapore where soy milk is readily available, cheap and comes in a variety of flavours. However, nothing tastes like the home-made version. So my mom and I just started making soy milk at home, resulting in that ever growing pile of okara! Thank you for your fantastic blog and recipes! I just made some okara pancakes and brownies on the weekend, and even the husband loved them :). Please continue to bless us with your wonderful recipes!

toontz said...

Thank you, hoo. I have been missing in action for a while, but am going to try to get back to blogging on a regular basis.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Just wanted to say hi....and Happy New Year!! :)