For our Mother’s Day breakfast, the kids insisted on Palm Tree Gramma Muffins.  This recipe is already in the much-acclaimed At the Kitchen Table cookbook, but it bears repeating because it’s easy, healthy, delicious, and kids can help without making Dad go crazy.  And unlike most (every?) other recipes we share, this one is an original!  Helen’s mother (who we call Palm Tree Gramma because we visit her in Florida) created this recipe from nothing, making numerous variations every day until she had something perfect.

Combine dry ingredients:

1 cup quinoa or soy flour
1 cup white spelt flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Combine wet ingredients:

1 egg (or for an eggless recipe: 1 TBSP ground flax seeds mixed with 2-3 TBSP water; let sit for a few minutes before using)
1/4 cup melted butter or oil
1/4 cup honey, rice syrup, or maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 cup soy milk

Combine wet and dry ingredients together, mix lightly, adding a little more milk if necessary.

Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of raisins, nuts, seeds, chopped fruit, or our favourite: chocolate chips.

Spoon into muffin tin.  Makes 12 muffins.

Bake at 400 F in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.