Friday, December 28, 2012

Black and Strawberry Orange Zest Muffins

Black and Strawberry Orange Zest Muffins

My daughter~in~law has no idea how very proud I am of her! She recently gave up her job to stay at home with my beautiful Grandchildren. She and my son are picking up our family tradition of homeschooling, home cooking with healthy natural ingredients and in the works....a garden! Gives me goose bumps!! Seriously!!

They had recently bought their first home, not so far away from us in the gorgeous rural life of Texas. Theirs is a homestead in the making indeed!

So now Granny Pammy feels both proud and free in the same breath...I've now taken on a new, but old challenge of my own. I've taken on a job as grower for an organic farm called Hibiscus Hill Plantation. You will probably be seeing me blog all about my new adventures very soon!

So the challenge is seeing if Mr. Garden and myself can both maintain Thyme Square Gardens and Hibiscus Hill. I've felt such a calling to share the growth of growing clean and healthy food using natural growing methods as well as utilizing a more permacultural diverse method. It's all for the love of our future generations!

But getting back to this glorious recipe made by Monica! I think you're going to LOVE IT! Blackberries! Strawberries! With those awesome in season Oranges!! Talk about making the whole house fill up with delight as these bake fresh in the kitchen!

Monica lovingly enjoying being Mom!

2 cups unbleached white all purpose flour
3/4 cup Ideal sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons milled ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tablespoons water set a side to make up for not using two eggs
1/2 cup sunflower seed oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup mixed  berries smashed (black berries and strawberries)
Preheat oven to 375*F
Line muffin tin with paper liners
In a large bowl, whisk together first 6 dry ingredients
In a medium bowl whisk together remaining ingredients except berries just until combined
Gently fold in berries
Fill liner to top with batter
Bake 23 minutes
Insert tooth pick in center should come out clean.
Cool on wire rack
Enjoy!!! Monica!!
Happy Gardening!


  1. Love your banner photo, Pammy and the idea of home schooling and home cooking! Always looking for a good muffin recipe! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year! xxoo LVL

    1. Happy New Year Nancy to you and all your family! Many Blessings and bountiful harvests!! xxoo

  2. Happy New Year my friend. Hope 2013 brings you blessing upon blessing. xo

    1. The same is headed your way!! Happy New Years!! xxoo