Yogurt Muffins, or using up blueberries and other stuff

dry ingredients

I made a lot of yogurt the other day, but have not made any more granola, so we haven’t been eating it.  Because of that, I know have a pleathera of yogurt, and not wanting it to go to waste, I began looking for something to make with it. And where better to look, then  The Book of Yogurt.  I had had it for a while, because I thought, when I first go it, that it would teach me how to make yogurt. It does, but only in the beginning. The rest of the book  tells you want to do with the yogurt once it is made.

First thing, was to find something that I had the ingredients for. I chose the yogurt muffins, as they seemed simple enough.

Here is what it called for:

  • 2 cups flour (I used rice)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 2/3 cup yogurt (I ended up using about 2 cups or so)
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Also: one mashed banana, one cup of blueberries, and 3/4 a teaspoon of xanth gum

the mix

The recipe said it would be lumpy, but with my usual problems with using non-wheat flour, I figured I would use extra yogurt, to make it smoother. It was much smoother, and moister, and actually mixed up rather well. I used the blueberries which had started to be a little on the mushy side, and the banana which was in the same state.

out of the oven

The recipe called for putting it in the over for half an hour at 400F. I tried one batch that way, and the second batch at 350F. 400 worked best.

Other than the muffins not rising, as they so often don’t, they were very tasty. I will have to figure out how to make them fluffier.

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