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You are in for a treat today! As you know, I love to bake, so when Sterling contacted me about the Green Market Baking Book, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to check it out. The Green Market Baking Book was "born from the desire to give people alternatives to baking with refined sugar and artificial sugar products, while encouraging them to support their local food communities"~Sterling. It offers a unique collection of 100 sweet and savory baked treats from the best chefs and bakers across America. Everything is created from locally produced sustainable whole foods, natural sweeteners, and offers dairy- and gluten-free treats along with vegan and low-fat variations. I love how the recipes are sorted by seasons. It even offers menu suggestions, recipe recommendations for people with dietary restrictions, gift ideas, and baking suggestions for various occasions~ sounds like a kitchen wonder, doesn't it? It's unbelievable how much they packed into this cookbook! I can't wait to try some of these recipes out. I think I will start with these muffins,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Power Muffins
*Printed with Permission from the Green Market Baking Book
Makes 18-20 mini muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup maple sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons rolled oats
3 tablespoons raisins
4 tablespoons raw peanuts
1/2 cup soy milk
4 tablespoons canola oil
6 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 medium-sized bananas
4 tablespoons strawberry preserves
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a mini muffin pan by either greasing or using liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, maple sugar, and cinnamon. Add the oats, raisins, and half the peanuts.
3. In a separate bowl combine the soy milk, canola oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, peanut butter, vinegar, and bananas, and mash until all the ingredients are well blended. Pour the peanut butter mix into dry ingredients and stir to mix, taking care not to over mix.
4. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full with batter, then place some preserves (roughly 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon) onto the top of each muffin. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining peanuts and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted int to center comes out clean.
Don't they sound yummers? I think my kiddos will love them. This summer, I'm going to try the Huckleberry Sour Cream Pie. It sounds heavenly! Guess what, Sterling not only offered one for me to check out, they sent one along for one of you as well!
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This giveaway closes at 11:59 PM, April 13, 2011. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is only open to US Residents.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a Green Marked Baking Book in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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