Try not to laugh, okay? I wanted to make healthy pancakes this morning, but – embarrassingly – it’s been oh-so-very long since I made them from scratch. I decided I was gonna make do with the ingredients I have on hand – it’s worked in the pass-ahem! -
I most often use Bisquick. This time I added whole wheat flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, soymilk, light mayo to replace eggs since I was having a spinach omelet, vanilla extract, wheat germ, honey and… uh, I think that’s all. Oh, I forgot I added some unhealthy dark chocolate cocoa mix. I mixed it up and it was a bit dense so I added more soymilk. I know what you’re thinking and nope I don’t have any applesauce.
Adding more liquid wasn’t an option because I didn’t want to make a dozen
horrible muffins.While staring at the mix I was thought… hmmm, perfect for muffins
About 30 minutes and 350 degrees later, after I’d eaten my spinach omelet, I removed the muffins from the oven. Immediately I could tell they were dense and dry, but I wasn’t thwarted. I took a bite and the muffin had a good flavor – although they’re something missing I can’t place. I wasn’t necessarily put off by what little sweetness there was and I prefer moist muffins; for the most part.
I know, they don’t look that great in the pan, but… now, they don’t look that great outta the pan either.
A mug of cinnamon coffee and two muffins later, I’m still pleased. These muffins would be great with raisins in them, fruit preserves or almond butter. I’m sure they’ll be great with regular butter to, but although I use light, cholesterol friendly butter I resisted this time.
That’s the gist of it. Leave a comment with a baking fail, your favorite muffin recipe or let me know if you’ll try these and what you’ll add. Fun, right?
And the next time you “mess up” something you’re baking just think of something you can add to it to make it something else or just modify your plans. You’ll be surprised what goodies you can come up with. What? Noooo, I have no more experience with that.