Let’s pretend for a minute that we’re all witches and wizards who have magical powers. Not really Tolkien-esque witches and wizards though. More like ones who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
So, we’re all hanging out, having a drink at The Three Broomsticks, gabbing about who we think is going to win the Quidditch World Cup, when, all of a sudden, dementors show up. That’s right. Dementors. We pull out our wands and try to conjure up patronuses.
What does your patronus look like?
- (recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour)
- 15 cherries (I used bing), pitted and roughly chopped
- ½ cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted (can substitute vegetable oil)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (can substitute pure vanilla extract)
- 2/3 cup applesauce (can substitute 2 eggs, lightly beaten)
- To a small bowl, add cherries and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Stir. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
- To a large bowl add flours, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.
- To a medium bowl add milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and applesauce. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Carefully fold in cherries. DO NOT OVER MIX. The batter may look a little lumpy but that’s okay.
- Scoop batter in a lined muffin tin about 2/3 of the way full.
- Put tin in oven and immediately drop the heat to 400 degrees F.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For mini muffins, bake 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack.