Keto Friendly Blueberry Poppyseed Muffins

8 01 2019

I have a lot of friends who are following a Keto diet and I enjoy finding recipes that will satisfy their requirements and are delicious. For a New Year’s day brunch, I made these blueberry muffins and they were a big hit. In fact, I made regular blueberry muffins as well but the Keto ones were voted the unanimous winners by Keto and non-Keto diners alike. So these are a keeper. They are light and moist and have plenty of blueberries. This makes one dozen muffins.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour

1/2 cup Erythritol or Xylitol ( or any of your favorite granulated sweetener)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp. poppy seeds

1/3 cup melted butter

1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

3 large eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or you can use lemon extract if you prefer)

(If using lemon extract, add a little lemon zest as well)

3/4 cup blueberries

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Crumpets

19 02 2018

Having lived in England a couple times, I had the pleasure of experiencing delicious crumpets with melted butter and honey served with tea – one of life’s little pleasures. I tried to find them in the States but only came up with these bland store-bought ones that did not cut the mustard. So, after a little research and the purchase of some English muffin rings, I decided to make my own. These crumpets are delicious and easy to make. The tricky part is to have the batter at the right consistency so that you get the all-important holes at the top through which the butter and honey can seep. If the batter is too thick then no holes, and too thin will mean too flat. Also the temperature is important so they can cook as long as possible on one side without burning. Traditionally, the crumpets are not flipped so the top is white, but I think it is best to give a flip toward the end just to get a little golden color on top. This is unnecessary however if you are making them ahead to be toasted later. 

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups whole milk, slightly warmed

1 tsp sugar

2 1/4 tsp dry yeast

2 3/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour

1 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp. slightly warmed water

1/2 tsp baking soda

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Buttermilk Currant Scones

11 04 2017

My husband loves scones. He comes from Australia and scones and tea are part of his heritage. So I try to make them for him as they are so much better fresh out of the oven than any you can buy at a store. They are simple and taste best served with whipped cream and jam, or even better, clotted cream.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

6 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup currants

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Zucchini Nut Muffins

13 10 2016

These are some of the lightest, moistest muffins I have ever had. They are delicious, nutritious and not too sweet. Enjoy.

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Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

23 01 2016

I was visiting my mother in Denver and she made this wonderful baked oatmeal for us. It really is like eating a Morning Glory muffin in an oatmeal version. It is easy because you can make it ahead and then reheat it.

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Raw Nutty Granola

1 04 2015

I made this raw granola as a topping for a raw fruit bowl. Everyone loved it so much that I promised I would post it on my website. This is made entirely from nuts, no grains. It is easy because you do not need a few days to sprout anything. Simply soak the nuts and dates and raisins overnight and you are set to put it in the dehydrator. The whole process takes about a day and a half. Of course you can add any dried fruits to the granola after the dehydrating process if you want a more deluxe version.

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Wonderful Waffles

2 03 2014
My son named these waffles after our fantastic Sunday brunch of waffles topped with a fresh berry sauce and Maple butter. I hope you enjoy them as much as he did. The key is whisking the whites separately so they make the batter nice and light.

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Acai Bowls

5 07 2012
I was in Hawaii about a month ago and we found the best breakfast ever. From a little shack by the side of the water, they were selling these amazing acai bowl concoctions. Acai is a super fruit from the Brazilian rainforest. You can find it pureed and frozen at gourmet stores like Whole Foods. Basically you blend the frozen puree with other fruit and pour it over some granola and fruit for a super yummy healthy breakfast or even a mid-day treat. Feel free to vary the fruit and the liquid that you use in the blender. 

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Cinnamon Pecan Scones

2 05 2011
Here are some more delicious scone recipes. I made two different kinds the other day just for the fun of it. I always like taste comparing. Both scones were a big hit.
 

1/2 – 3/4 cup heavy cream

2 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

5 tbsp date sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

6 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

2/3 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 cup dried currants

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Oatmeal Date Scones

2 05 2011
I went for afternoon tea with the ladies the other day and it inspired me to make scones. My husband, being Australian, is a big fan of English scones, not those dried out American biscuits that they try to pass off as scones at Starbucks. I would call them more of stones than scones. We make scones and serve them warm with fresh whipped cream and jam. Of course, if you can get  a hold of clotted cream, even better.

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