Alright y’all, I haven’t posted for a few days because I’ve been completely brain-wracked recording, editing, and trying to publish a video of a new recipe and review of PAM cooking spray. I know, that sounds so exciting don’t it? Now normally I don’t like posting two reviews one after the other, but since the video took me way longer than I expeted (danged technology) that’s what you get. But hey, you get to see me and hear me talk. But not my face. I left that out. You can thank me later.
Screwed Up Texan (that’s me!) and PAM cooking spray have partnered up to get the word out about PAM’s new and improved formula which boasts 70% better no-stick performance over bargain brands (that’s the kind I normally buy). Ever since I began trying to lose weight two months ago (I’ve lost almost 20 pounds and over 12 inches so far!) I began using no-stick cooking sprays to cut down on the amount of fat I’ve been consuming. No-stick cooking sprays come in especially beneficial when I cook with 93% lean ground beef because without it the meat always sticks to my stainless steel pans. In fact, a long time ago I came up with a great tip to “fry” eggs with no oil which I’ll share in another post. Trust me, it probably ain’t what you’re thinking.
In the below video, I demonstrate how to make one of my favorite go-to dessert recipes, Cranberry Poppyseed Muffins or Bread. The recipe is very simple to make, and if you don’t care for cranberries or poppyseeds, feel free to swap those ingredients out for anything you do like (chocolate chips, raisins, pudding mix or nothing at all). Feedreaders and email subscribers will need to view the full site to see the video below. Let me know what you think of the video in the comments below.
Here’s the recipe for those that need to see it:
Cranberry Poppyseed Muffins (or Bread)
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
Mix in a large bowl or container and cover with a lid. Place on counter at room temperature for three days or until the mixture begins to ferment (will smell yeasty or beer-like). I leave mine at 75-85 degrees F. Don’t be surprised if mixture bubbles–just stir everyday. You will have some mixture left over after using it in the recipe; keep this amount and the ingredients again to make more bread or muffins in a few days (at least three).
Ingredients for muffins or bread:
2 cups Starter Mix
1 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup cranberries
2 TBSP poppyseeds
2 ripe mashed bananas (optional)
a few drops of sweet orange oil (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 F. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spray a muffin tin or bread pan with PAM. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full or bread pan 1/2 full. Bake muffins for 40 minutes and bread for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Makes 24 muffins or two loaves or 12 muffins and 1 loaf.
GREAT NEWS FOR MY READERS!
PAM has an exciting GIVE AWAY coming up in the next couple weeks right here and I CAN’T WAIT to tell you about it! Stay tuned for more details! Be sure to visit PAM on Facebook!
Disclosure: This post is part of a series of reviews and recipes about and using PAM cooking spray. PAM has partnered with me to showcase their new and improved no-stick cooking spray. The PAM cooking spray, baking products, a FLIP video camera, promotional items, and compensation were given to me. All opinions are my own.