20 February 2007

Maple syrup muffins

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I love maple syrup: is a late discovery in my life, but since then I would use it for anything, from marinade to cakes, from savoury sauces to sweet sauces...
A dear friend sent me from Canada a nice bottle of true maple syrup and as she's hosting one of her numerous events this month on one of her numerous blogs (and as I would love to win those nice pans... ;-D), here are some wonderful maple muffins! Perfect with coffee over a lazy breakfast...
Adapted from Nigella Lawson's Feast.

For 12 muffins

150 g walnuts, chopped
275 g flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
50 g rolled or crushed oat
pinch salt

130 ml milk
120 ml maple syrup
125 ml vegetable oil
1 egg

1 tablespoon vergeoise brune

Preheat the oven at 190° C.
Mix all together walnuts (but 3 tablespoons), flour, baking powder, oat and salt.
In another bowl, mix milk, maple syrup, oil and egg. Add to the dry mixture and combine, but do not mix to much: leave lumps, your muffin will taste and look better (said the voice of the experience...).
Spoon the mixture in your muffin pan. Mix the remaining walnuts with the vergeoise brune and sprinkle it over the muffins. Cook for 20 minutes.

Eat them still warm, with a nice cup of coffee...