Sunday, December 18, 2011

Parsnip Muffins

After watching an episode of Good Eats a couple years ago I made some parsnip muffins. I don't remember if I used Alton's recipe or not, but they were incredible. I came across another recipe recently that calls for garam masala and I was intrigued. I decided this morning to make some parsnip muffins but I didn't have all the ingredients on hand from any single recipe, so I mashed together several recipes into my own. These muffins turned out really well. The garam masala and parsnip gave them a nice warm peppery flavor that I love.

I'm hoping this can be a good basic recipe for muffins that I can interchange the fruit, vegetable or spices. I may try it again tomorrow or next weekend with dried blueberries.

Parsnip Muffins

1 c all-purpose flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
freshly grated nutmeg
1 t garam masala
1 t cinnamon
2 eggs
¾ c oil
½ c almond milk
1 ½ t vanilla
1 c sugar
3 grated parsnips

Heat oven to 350.

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Mix wet ingredients in small bowl. Add wet ingredients and parsnips to dry ingredients and mix.

Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean or tops spring back when touched.

Makes 18 muffins.