author of Feeding Eden

Mostly Homemade Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Often I bake the way I write: I consider all the "stuff" around me and the mix in as much as will create something interesting. I can make these muffins from scratch but happened to have an extra box of Cherrybrook Kitchen Yellow Cake Mix in the pantry (meant to buy chocolate.) So I started with that and then added an Arrowhead Mills oatmeal packet (for fiber and whole grains) and few tablespoons of hempseed that my husband eats when he's trying to be virtuous (protein, minerals and healthy fat.) I adjusted the the liquid quantities and mixed up some vanilla coconut milk, rice milk and an egg, instead of the water called for on the cake mix box (calcium protein.) And then I added a bit more olive oil than the cake recipe called for as well. Final additions were Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Mini Chips and Cascadian Farm thawed frozen blueberries.

The whole she-bang made 18 muffins - enough for breakfast, after-school snacks and desserts all week long.



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