Make Something Monday: Strawberry Madness

Despite the fact that today is day 1 of 100% Raw, I have a 2 not-so-raw recipes I just have to share with you:

Not So Raw Recipe #1: Strawberry/Banana Pancakes

why haven't i tried this before?!? delicious.

Remember my banana pancakes recipe? Well this is even better! I simply added fresh strawberries, both slightly mashed in the batter and sliced on top, to the original banana batter.  The one drawback: the moisture from the fruit does make it a bit harder to tell when the pancakes are cooked through, but even if you make them a bit too brown [like mine], they’re still delicious!

Not So Raw Recipe #2: Strawberry/Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

why whole, frozen strawberries should not be used for baking...

This weekend, with 100% raw Monday looming over my head, I decided to indulge in one last baking adventure: my first ever oatmeal muffins!  Based loosely on this recipe from It Ain’t Meat, Babe, I added frozen blueberries and strawberries to my version.  Too lazy to thaw and cut the whole frozen strawberries, I simply poured them into the batter and hoped for the best.  Helpful Hint: don’t do this!  Either use pre-cut frozen or cut your own fresh strawberries. Whole fruit compromises the integrity of the muffin, causing a strawberry landslide before you’ve even stuck your fork in [see above].  Then again, it all tastes the same once it hits your tongue, right?

Ingredients:

1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of So Delicious coconut milk “soured” with 1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup spelt flour + 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of olive oil [this was from the original recipe and seemed like a bit much, next time I’ll use half]
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen whole strawberries  learn from my mistake, use sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine oats & soured coconut milk, let sit.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt into a second bowl.
Add the oil, sugar, applesauce, & vanilla extract to the oatmeal mixture.
Stir wet ingredients into dry, using a wooden spoon.
Fold in strawberries & blueberries, but do not overmix.
Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes.

Enjoy! And stay tuned for some Raw recipes later on this week!

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