Saturday, 28 June 2008

Our Canadian Anniversary

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of our coming to Canada!

We had a great day out at the BC Highland Games - H in his kilt and me in my kilted skirt in 30C weather, not the smartest! It was fun, M loved the dancing and now REALLY wants to learn highland dancing, they played at the water park too. All in all a fun day out, and very apt seeing was we came here from Scotland!

I made us some happy anniversary muffins for breakfast -
Canada Anniversary Muffins
Makes 12

2/3 C plain Soymilk
1 t Apple Cider Vinegar
2 C Oat Flour *
¼ C Cornstarch
½ C ground Pecans #
½ C ground Walnuts #
2 T ground Flax Seeds
2 ¼ t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
½ t Salt
2 T Oil
2 T unsweetened Applesauce
¼ C Sugar
½ C Maple Syrup
1 t Maple Essence

12 Walnut or Pecan Halves for decoration

Preheat oven to 375F and prepare muffin tins.
In a small bowl combine the soymilk and ACV. Stand for 5 minutes to curdle.
In a large bowl whisk together the oat flour, cornstarch, pecans, walnuts, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and salt.
To the soymilk mixture add the oil, applesauce, sugar, maple syrup and essence. Whisk to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to just combine.
Spoon into the muffin tins, place a nut half on the top of each and bake for 18 – 22 minutes until tests done. Cool for 5 minutes in pan before transferring to cooling rack.

* Ground up an equal amount of quick cooking oats in a food processor if you don’t have oat flour.
# Pulse these in a food processor until ground into a fine meal.
Check out the texture of these babies!! This is a simple way of marking the day we came to Canada with a mix of where we came from and where we came to. Walnuts and Oats from the UK, Maple Syrup and Pecans from North America. Part of our families history.


Erin said...

This flavor combination sounds great - you make the best muffins!

mad about udon said...

Happy anniversary! Just in time for Canada Day.

Carla said...

Absolutely! The first year we were here we went ot Canada Day celebrations completely jet lagged! Its all fun!

Erin - these are good. I like making muffins, they're fun and can be healthy too!

mad about udon said...

Happy Canada Day!