Nutmeg Orange Muffins
(adapted from orangette)
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup light brown sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
½-1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (depends on taste, i was definitely closer to 1 tsp)
½ tsp salt
Zest of ½ to 1 orange, to taste
1½ cup almond milk (or soy, rice, whatever)
4 Tbs canola oil
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and zest. Set aside.
3. Stir in the milk and oil, whisking to blend well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir to just combine (overmixing will develop the gluten in the flour and make for tough muffins).
4. Scoop the muffin batter evenly into the wells of the greased muffin tin. Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes, or until domed and nicely golden. Serve warm. [These muffins also freeze beautifully. Allow them to thaw at room temperature; then reheat them gently in a 300-degree oven.]
Yield: 12 smallish muffins
also posted to my new baby food blog, veganita.
and now, the question: i'm currently living in buenos aires, and being vegan here is surprisingly easy despite the overwhelming presence of beef and other meats; funnily enough, i actually made the transition from veg to vegan here. i can even get tofu and seitan somewhat easily. however, one thing i've been seriously craving is tempeh, and on the offhand that any of you have traveled to argentina and found it, where could i get it??? i've scoured chinatown and all of the natural food stores, but maybe i'm looking in the wrong places. anyway, thanks in advance!