Jam Muffins

pc_muffins02Jam Muffins are an original recipe by Renée Joslyn of Freakin’ Flamingo jams in So. Miami, Florida

You can find Renee’s recipe for Blue Sunshine Jam here, if you’d like to put it in your muffins.

Renee and Freakin’ Flamingo have both a website and a Facebook page. You can order her unique and freakin’ jams online.

Yield: Makes 12 regular muffins

Jam Muffins Ingredients

1 ½ cups unbleached flour
½ cup ground oatmeal *
¼ cup flax seed meal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons (generous) jam
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup canola oil (or other neutral oil) *
1 cup soy milk *
1 tsp vanilla

Jam Muffins Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Prepare a muffin tin by lining with paper or silicone liners, or by spraying the compartments well with cooking spray.

2. Combine in a bowl the flour, ground oatmeal, flax seed meal, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the jam, sugar, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir together until just combined.

4. Divide the batter equally into the prepared pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full.

5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.

* To make ground oatmeal, measure ½ cup of uncooked oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick oats, but not instant), and grind in a food processor until fine. For richer muffins, you may substitute one stick (8 Tablespoons) butter, melted, for the oil; you can also substitute dairy milk for the soy milk, if you prefer.

For more inspiring recipe ideas, see Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin: The Revolutionary Low-Sugar, High-Flavor Method for Crafting and Canning Jams, Jellies, Conserves, and More by Allison Carroll Duffy and the Pomona’s Partners, published by Fair Winds Press, June 2013, and available in paper or ebook everywhere books are sold.

Pomona’s Pectin is available at your local natural food store, food co-op, and many farm stands. Find it also at Sur La Table and a growing number of more conventional grocery stores with natural food sections (Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Rosauers, Nugget Markets, Coborns, Fairway, and others). If you can’t find a store near you on our store locator, you can order from our website or many other online sellers.

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