warm soup for cool weather

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking, Dinner, Gluten Free, Vegan

Being a broccoli lover, I had to do this! Jason told me he would try them, as a non fan of broccoli…

I cannot remember how I found these, but they are a brilliant idea from Ele at The Kitchenist.

These were fun to look at, and turned out great – very flavorful!

I used my new spoons I bought on vacation… from my favorite, Anthropologie

Ceramic measure spoons… how cute are these?

broccoli corn muffins

1 cup cornmeal (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup ap flour (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg (Ener-G egg replacer)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons olive oil

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder. Add egg, maple syrup, milk, oil. Stir until just combined. Pour small amount into each muffin cup, place piece of broccoli in each, cover with more batter. Bake at 375 for 10-20 minutes (10 for mini muffins, longer for larger muffins or baking pan).

Lately I have been craving my vegan african peanut soup, and today was nice and crispy cool (a huge change from our vacation weather of 105!)

To accompany these muffins, I made the soup:

These tasty muffins? Went great with my african peanut soup – find recipe here.

We love this soup… Jason asked tonight “what will you blog about this winter, when we are having this all the time?? 😀

Hmm…  Good Question…

What are your “Go To” winter foods?

Do you like broccoli? 😀

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 echoingmetaphor October 7, 2010 at 3:56 am

I discovered those muffins yesterday and immediately put them at the top of my to-make list!! I <3 Ele's blog.


2 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 11:04 am

yep – I saw them and I think I was in the kitchen within the hour! 😉 so fun! I love her blog too!


3 Liz @ LBBakes October 7, 2010 at 4:16 am

Every time I’m in Anthropologie, I want to buy the whole store! Those spoons are so cute. And I saw those muffins the other day – they look AWESOME!


4 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

yes – I LOVE Anthropologie! Everything… LOVE!

the muffins were really fun to make!


5 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 7, 2010 at 4:30 am

Oh yum. I keep seeing recipes for an African peanut soup but have yet to make one. Loving those broccoli muffins/biscuit.


6 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

I love this soup… it really is SO good.


7 Dorry October 7, 2010 at 6:14 am

I love broccoli! Always been a favorite veggie of mine. I love making a huge pot of bean chili in the winter and eating it all week. And this year, I’m determined to make pho. It’s on my favorite soups and I’ve never been daring enough to make it at home.


8 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

broccoli is my favorite also! in college I would fill a large bamboo steamer – one layer broccoli, one layer cauliflower, eat it with salmon… YUM !

I’ve never made pho… you should definitely try it!


9 couchpotatoathlete October 7, 2010 at 6:28 am

Go to winter food: chili and cornbread!

I love how the broccoli looks in the muffin — how adorable.


10 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

yes – chili and cornbread Is Happening this weekend! :)


11 tj October 7, 2010 at 7:09 am

Those muffins look delicious & a great combo with that soup! YUM! :)


12 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 10:59 am

they were REALLY good, and fun to look at! 😉


13 EmbraceYourSkin October 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

Oh my gosh, those scoops are too cute! I looove the Anthropologie kitchen stuff :)


14 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

I know… being on vacation helped me from buying The Whole Store. 😉


15 LiveForTheRun October 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

I have never seen this before in my life, you are such an amazing cook! WOW. Kids would be all over that, or maybe Basil.

How lame is it if I say chili?


16 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 10:57 am

not lame at all !! 😀 Jason is making chili this weekend, I CANNOT WAIT !


17 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

i LOVE those measuring spoons! so cute! and i love broccoli…by far one of my favorite veggies :)


18 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

so cute, right?? as if cooking wasn’t So Much Fun already! 😉


19 theveggie October 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Those are the cutest little muffins. I love the broccoli trees!!


20 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

so fun, right?? :)


21 Amanda @ Vegacious October 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Okay. I have to buy those spoons. NOW! So cute.


22 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I know!! I LOVE them!! 😀


23 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt October 7, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I just took pictures of those same measuring spoons. I love them!

The way you perfectly got the broccoli in those muffins is a-maz-ing!


24 spabettie October 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

do you have these spoons?? so cute, right? :)


25 Wendi July 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

My daughter has a peanut/tree nut allergy. What would you replace the almond milk with to get similar flavoring without risking her having a reaction?


26 spabettie July 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

I have added coconut milk to this recipe before, when I add to much of the red pepper flakes and need to cool it down. :) Is your daughter allergic to coconut milk? You could omit the milk altogether, and replace with more broth without changing the flavor.


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