Monday, July 05, 2010

White House Honey-Oat Muffins

I used to have so many cooking magazines.  Then I had Quinn.  Cooking changed from a labor of love to relying on old stand-by recipes that would get dinner on the table quickly.  Now Quinn is a touch older, I'm starting to find more time to cook for the joy of it.  I recently re-subscribed to Food and Wine, and this recipe caught my eye as I flipped through the July 2010 magazine.  I haven't even sat down and fully read the issue, but I've already made these muffins.

My little boy seems to suffer from a dairy intolerance (and possibly soy as well) so I'm constantly scouting for recipes that are either dairy-free or easy to adapt in that direction.  I find when I look for dairy-free/soy-free recipes, I often get discouraged and overwhelmed by how few there are.  But if I just go about life, the recipes sometimes find me.  This was one such a recipe.  I made it with rice milk instead of buttermilk, and I added about a teaspoon of vinegar to the rice milk to curdle it a bit.  I also added blueberries, because I had them and I think every muffin is better with a blueberry in it!

The muffins were surprisingly tasty.  Despite my modifications, they came out soft and moist (although a bit flat on top).  The flavor is definitely honey-like, so not overly sweet.  But I liked the addition of the oatmeal, and I think I will definitely make them again.  I can't say they were an overwhelming success with the small man, however breakfast is not his favorite meal so the fact some was consumed is considered a success in my book.  I'm thinking next time I might try this recipe with fresh peaches....

The original recipe can be found here, on the Food and Wine website.


kickpleat said...

Sounds delicious, even with the flat tops.

Kim (Liv Life) said...

These do look really good!

We went through dairy intolerance for the first 3 years of my daughter's life. She couldn't have ANY dairy at all, and yes, it's tough. Amazing what you can do with rice milk. We have a pancake recipe that I still make with rice milk if I have it on hand! Hopefully your son will outgrow it as my daughter did.

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