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July 14, 2013

Cooking with Fresh Herbs: Fresh Rosemary Muffins

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Gluten Free Fresh Rosemary Muffins


My oldest son only has three weeks left of summer vacation. He has been great about working on his workbooks and is more than ready to start second grade. My youngest is ready for his older brother to go back to school so he can have his days back to being just him and I. With only one child at home it is much easier to go places during the day and the pace of my house is more mellow. The only problem is that my oldest is very nervous about starting second grade. He is worried that all of his friends will be in other classes, he won't like his teacher and that the work will be too hard. I felt so bad when he came to me the other day in tears with all of his fears. I know he will be fine after the first day, he just needs to get through the next 3 weeks. In the meantime I have been baking foods that he likes. Yesterday I tried a new recipe for Fresh Rosemary Muffins from Southern Living magazine.

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 35 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 12 muffins. I did make a few changes. First I substituted gluten free all-purpose flour for the regular wheat flour. Secondly, I was unable to find currants at my local store so I doubled the amount of raisins. Since I made the muffins gluten free I added 2 eggs instead of 1. I often increase the amount of egg when I convert baking recipes to being gluten free. I ended up with a total of 11 muffins which took just barely 20 minutes to bake.

These muffins have a nice sweet taste that blends well with the savory goat cheese. They made a great breakfast with scrambled eggs. My husband thought they were a little sweet for anything other than a dessert or snack, but my kids loved them like I did for breakfast. Overall this was a nice way to use fresh rosemary and worked well being converted to being gluten free.

For the recipe go to Fresh Rosemary Muffins.

30 comments:

  1. That's crazy that you guys go back so early down there. We don't go back until after Labor Day.

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    1. We are going back earlier than normal this year. Last year school didn't start until the 18th of August and the year before it was even later. This year we start the 8th. We did get out of school in May though.

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    1. Thanks :) They turned out really well!

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  3. Gosh..these muffins look to die for!

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    1. They are already gone, they were great as a breakfast!

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  4. I think I'm always been afraid of goat cheese and anything goat related, but if you say these are good and your kids like it, then they must be! Beautiful photography as usual Ann, makes me want to lick the screen!
    Have a great weeK!
    Lizy

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    1. Goat cheese can be great in baking, especially when combined with something sweet. Thanks for such sweet comments, I really do appreciate them :)

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  5. Awe, poor kid! Tell him to focus on all the great things about starting second grade, like seeing his friends again and playing during recess! Gym is always a lot of fun too! Best of luck, I'm sure he will be fine once he gets through the first week!

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    1. That's what I've been doing. He loves art so I keep reminding him that he will be going back to art class when school starts :)

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  6. Aww I'm sorry your little guy is so nervous. Growing up our new teacher would be written in our final report card, so when everyone got it we'd all be on the phone calling our friends to see if we were in the same class. We always knew those things weeks before school started. Only 3 more weeks? That's crazy! Michigan schools don't start until after Labor Day.

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    1. We don't even have class assignments and school starts in 3 weeks. They always seem to wait until the last minute here :) We get out in the middle of May, plus we had to make up snow days so that's why we start so early here!

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  7. There's nothing worse than anticipating something will go wrong before it has. Maybe this can be a lesson (which he'll learn when he gets to school) that there is no point worrying in advance. Even though we still do it as adults!! I love the rosemary muffins - the smell of rosemary is just devine. Enjoy the remainder of your holidays xx

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    1. I am horrible about doing the same thing :) He will be fine once he starts, he just gets nervous about change. I think we can all be like that at times. I agree about the smell of rosemary, I love it!

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  8. Rosemary raisin muffins. I think I just renamed them. I'm with hubby, they might be too sweet for me for breakfast but I know my kids would definitely be like you and your kids and love them. Doesn't take up a lot of time so I can definitely try these. :)

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    1. They do have a lot of raisins in them :) I agree, they are definitely easy and quick to make, which is nice!

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  9. Hi Ann! Your muffins look delicious:) I just cut my lavender and got about 6 nice bunches. Have them hanging upside down to dry. This year I want to use lavender in scones and muffins....something I haven't done yet~ Have a great week~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. My mom used to make delicious lavender scones, they were so yummy! I'm jealous of your lavender, I don't have any this year :)

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  10. Oh how nice to find a gluten free recipe. So many of my friends are gluten free it's great to find something I could make them too. (I sometimes think I probably get too much in my own diet!)

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    1. I wish I could have gluten, but genetics has other ideas :) I modify most of my recipes to be gluten free, except the ones that I won't be eating. The rest of my family can eat gluten with no problems.

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  11. I tried these muffins, too! I did half the sugar and they were plenty sweet. I didn't have currants on hand either, so used craisins. They were so good hot out of the oven!

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    1. Great minds think alike :) My husband would have liked the sugar cut in half like you did. He likes his muffins more on the savory side. Craisins were a good substitute for the currants. The grocery store that I shop at used to stock currants, but I think I was the only one that ever bought them so now they stopped stocking them :) I agree that they were best right out of the oven!

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  12. Awww, your son crying over going to 2nd grade is heart wrenching! I guess he just has to face his fears and I know it won't be nearly as bad as he thinks. It's tough growing up!

    These muffins look really yummy! I have some rosemary growing in my garden so this would be the perfect way to use some of it up :)

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    1. He will be fine once he starts, he's just a worrier like I am :) I have a ton of rosemary in my garden too, it is so easy to grow which I love!

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  13. Wow - that is an eraly start to to school year! I sure don't miss it though even if I can't rememeber that far back!

    The muffins with extra raisins sound good to me.

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    1. I like lots of raisins too! I agree it's an early start, but I am ready to be back down to one kid during the day :)

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  14. There are so many rosemary hedges here in southern California. When I am walking the dogs, I am always thinking of what I can make with (free hedge) rosemary...

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    1. I am so jealous that you have wild rosemary bushes. They smell wonderful and rosemary is great in so many recipes!

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  15. ....I am not sure I can let go yet of the feta sage muffins
    but I will give those a try (;
    mmmmh

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    1. The feta sage muffins are pretty yummy :)

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