Obama Muffins

Photo by Sarah Ryeland

Lorraine and her daughter Donna created these muffins in preparation for the G8. Finding out which flavours American President Barack Obama liked best, the pair came up with this delicious recipe in hopes he would come in and try one. The muffins got a lot of media attention and are now a Soul Sistas staple.

Obama Muffins
Single batch:
2 ¾ cups basic muffin flour mix  (recipe follows)
½ tsp orange zest
1/4 cup coconut
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
¾ cup water
¼ cup applesauce
½ cup raspberries

Measure muffin mix into bowl. Stir in zest and coconut. In a separate bowl, mix oil, vanilla, egg, water and applesauce. Add to flour mix and stir only until combined. Gently fold in raspberries. Pour into greased muffin tin and bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes.

Basic Muffin Mix
7 3/4 cups flour
2-1/4 cups bran

1-3/4 cups skim milk powder
1-1/2 cups sugar

2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp salt

In large bowl, stir together flour, bran, milk powder, sugar, baking powder & salt until combined. Transfer to airtight container; store in cool, dry place. Stir well before using. Makes 12 cups mix.

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One response to “Obama Muffins

  1. Awesome story and great looking muffins!

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