It's been a while, my friends.
But we're back - Verizon has been spoken to, eyes drops are being administered and the rate of tissue consumption has been somewhat down this morning, so I thought it might be safe to approach the computer. We'll see how long this lasts, but I'm not crossing my fingers.
I am, however, feeling a little guilty about missing a Cookie Tuesday. I don't have a new cookie recipe to share today, and I do realize that's it not really Tuesday anymore, but in the spirit of friendship and in grateful thanks to the special people* who take the time to read my blog even though we've never actually met and who took the time to shoot me an email and see if everything was okay when they didn't get any TheCrumbFactory updates, I do have a reworked muffin recipe.
So this week will we have Muffin Wednesday. And I'm sad to say, it's not even a new recipe, it's one I have shared before, here. But when I was making them this week, I realized that I was out of applesauce.
If I had known that I was out of applesauce, I wouldn't have attempted to make the muffins. Unfortunately, I was halfway through mixing before I realized and once many of the ingredients were mixed, I couldn't just throw it all out. So instead, after panicking for half a minute and looking through a very empty fridge, I used an equal amount of yogurt - chocolate yogurt, The Stonyfield Farms organic chocolate yogurt, which while fantastic on it's own, made these muffins totally awesome. The muffins, you see, are still fiber-filed and yummy but now they are just so much better** because they are chocolate too.
So this week will we have
1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat pancake mix
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup soymilk or rice milk
1/4 cup oil
4 ounces of Stonyfield Organic Chocolate Yogurt
Mix all. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 425 for 13 minutes. No pictures, sorry. We looked for the camera last night, but it seems it's been misplaced in a haze of dirty tissues. The search will resume after bedtime tonight.
*Yes, my real friends and family are special too. And some of you even read my blog. But just so you know, you didn't call to see why no updates were forthcoming. I'm just saying. But I love you anyway.
**I would like to take a second and just say thank you to the people who wrote in and said they really liked the original version of these muffins, straight from the oven, but that by the next day they weren't as good. I agree. That's why I started keeping them in the freezer and then sticking a couple in the microwave for 40 seconds right before the girls eat them for snack in the morning. They are so much better this way, and every single person in my house likes them. And that never happens.