I’ll be the first to admit that baking does present greater challenges than most of the dinners I cook because the chemistry is usually more precise, but in the case of muffins, only a few fundamentals are necessary to understand and you’ll get perfect muffins each and every time. It is important to measure out the dry ingredients separately from the moist ingredients and then stir the moist ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined without over-mixing.
In fact, if you are looking to encourage someone to experience the joys of homemade baked goods in their own kitchen, muffins are a good start. They are also a great way to get kids interested in baking too. Not only is the process relaxing and easy, but the end result is a batch of deliciously moist muffins that fill the kitchen with a tantalizing aroma. These ones are dairy-free, contain only a small amount of coconut sugar — unlike many store-bought and coffee shop versions that resemble a giant cupcake more than a muffin — and make for a quick breakfast on the run or a morning or afternoon snack. The addition of chopped pears adds a subdued sweetness and moisture as well. I assure you the absence of dairy won’t be noticed.
|Spiced Pear Muffins – Vegan|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner
Published on October 21, 2016
Moist and delicious muffins with diced pears and fall spices — dairy-free and egg-free
Makes 12 muffins
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