Sunday, 15 June 2008

Happy Father's Day

To all you Dad's out there. Have a wonderful day and I hope you got breakfast in bed at least!

H unfortunately had to run out the door at sparrow fart to go to work, but I was prepared! I made up a half batch of these babies last night so he could grab and run.
They are really very good, and have 2 of his favourite flavours in them so I was pretty much guaranteed a favourable reception!

Fathers Day Muffins
(Coconut Blueberry)
Makes 12

½ C shredded unsweetened coconut
1 C plain Soymilk
1 t Apple Cider Vinegar
¾ C + 2T Wholewheat Pastry Flour
¾ C + 2T Plain Flour
1 t Baking Soda
2 t Baking Powder
½ t Salt
¾ C Sugar
1/3 C unsweetened Applesauce
1 t Coconut Essence
½ C Coconut Chunks
½ C Frozen Blueberries (or fresh – try and get the little wild ones)

Preheat oven to 375F and prepare your muffin tins.
In a small pan, over medium heat, toast the coconut until a light golden colour – 5 minutes or so. Remove from the heat.
In a medium bowl mix together the soymilk and ACV. Stand 5 minutes.
In a large bowl whisk together the flours, baking soda and powder, salt, sugar and toasted coconut.
Whisk the applesauce and essence into the soymilk, then add the liquid ingredients to the dry. Mix until just combined.
Fold in the coconut pieces and blueberries. Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20 – 22 minutes until tests done.
Cool 2 minutes in trays before turning onto rack.

I found the coconut chunks at my local Health Food Store and knew they'd be perfect for H's coconut love. They were unsweetened chunks about the size of corn kernels, and not all that expensive - about the same as the other dried fruit. See if your local store stocks them, if not add dried blueberries.

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