Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Blizzard-Style Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Here, as was the case in much of the Midwest, blizzard conditions have created an almost unprecedented amount of snow, wind, and even thunder and lightning. (Umm... "thunder snow" anyone?)

As a result, nearly every single business, school, courthouse, library, and grocery store is closed.   


the view from outside our front door
note the sign on the right side of the garages for snow-depth reference

Unfortunately, I'm a bit too old to take advantage of the "no school" aspect of our city-wide snow day, but that hasn't stopped me from enjoying the fact that we're stuck inside.  Because, let's be honest, what's better than sitting around in your PJs, watching the news, and instant messaging your 16-year-old brother all day?

Oh yes: scrumptious vegan muffins.* 

*No offense, JW, I always love talking to you more than anything else!
Clearly, there's nothing like a few feet of snow to inspire my inner baker, and I have a sneaking suspicion that many of you feel the same way...

Thus, I finally made the Blueberry Lemon Muffin recipe from "The Joy of Vegan Baking" that I've had bookmarked for eons.
The only down-side was that I realized - a bit too late - that there were far fewer frozen blueberries lurking in my freezer than were necessary, and that it was, obviously, not wise to venture outside. As a result, CH and I ended up dubbing the muffins "blizzard-style."
The end result was a muffin that could've been a bit sweeter (I did go light on the sugar), although they were definitely tasty. And, slathered with a pat of Earth Balance butter, they were close to perfect...

8 comments:

  1. Yum, love the blizzard-style muffins! They look awesome! :-)

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  2. Two things:
    1. I'm also posting a blueberry muffins post soon so please don't think I'm a copy cat!
    2. I think we should be best friends. There, I said it. Too creepy?

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  3. I have that recipe marked to try too. The muffins look great. We had similar days yesterday, trapped inside cooking (awesome!), except my brother actually came over to hang out since he only lives 2 blocks away ;)

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  4. Blizzard style still looks good to me! And wow are those pics crazy! Haven't seen snow like that in forever.

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  5. I thought I was the only one who loved butter on blueberry muffins! I'm glad I'm not alone.

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  6. MUFFINS LOOK FREAKIN AWESOME! AHHHHHHH.

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  7. I gave you a Stylish Blogger award :)

    http://thetolerantvegan.com/2011/02/stylish-bloggers/

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  8. Beautiful puffy muffins - looks delectable.

    Vegetarian Diet

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