Baking, Cooking

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

I was looking around online at different breakfast recipes the other day at work, and this vegan blueberry muffin recipe stood out for two reasons. 1. I love blueberry muffins! 2. How in the world are these things vegan?

I found out that vegan food has no dairy or egg products at all. I was curious as to how the muffins would taste without milk or eggs in them so I printed it out and decided to try it. Turns out they are amazing, so I wanted to share the recipe with you guys.


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup refined sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup plus a little extra non-dairy milk of your choice (I used vanilla almond milk since that’s all I had)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (If you use frozen make sure you thaw them out before adding them in)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then grease 12 muffin cups or line them with muffin liners.
  2. Combine all your dry ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Next combine the oil, mashed banana, and milk. After this is well incorporated fold in the blueberries.
  4. Divide the batter into the muffin cups, about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 17-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!


All the dry ingredients…


Pre-mashed banana.


Oil, mashed banana, and milk has been added.


Batter with blueberries folded in.


Batter distributed in the muffin cups.

Freshly baked muffins!





Chloe's Cottage, Reenacting, Sewing, Uncategorized

Preparing for Pleasant Hill

I apologize for not being as diligent posting as I normally am. I have been busy preparing for the Pleasant Hill Reenactment. There has been lots of traveling, sewing, cooking, and packing going on for me!


On the first of April I went and visited with a dear friend of mine to help her with her corset. She lives about 2 and 1/2 hours away from me and it was my first time driving there and driving any distance like that by myself!


While there we went over food prep and sent this picture of teas to another friend of ours to see if we will need them. We all do love a tea party!


A few days after that I came home to this amazing table! My dad whipped this up made completely of pallets! The middle bar comes out and the legs fold in for a nice reenacting table. I have been wanting one for a while now and I’m so happy I finally have one!


At long last I also *finally* finished my pantaloons. I have been needing some ever since I misplaced mine a year ago. Well now I have them!


I am making oatmeal for Saturday’s breakfast and thought dried apples would be a lovely touch to it. I will post how to dry them when I get back and settled into a ‘normal’ routine!


How my car looked on Day 1 of packing…


How it looked yesterday. It is a *lot* different now that there is more stuff in the back!

In just 4 hours I will be on the road headed to Pleasant Hill, Louisiana! I will be sure to take lots of pictures to share! Have a great weekend!

Baking, Everyday Life, Meryton Living

Amish White Bread Recipe

This is the recipe for the bread I made the other night. I did some modifications to it as the original wasn’t working out for me. :)


  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 6 cups flour (I was out of bread flour so I did a mixture of all-purpose and self rising flour)


  • In either a bowl or an electric mixing bowl dissolve the sugar into the warm water, and then stir in yeast. Let it set until the yeast is nice and foamy.
  • Mix the salt and the oil into this yeast mixture.
  • Mix in flour one cup at a time until the dough forms into a ball. (This is when I took my dough out of the electric mixer. It wasn’t getting the consistency I wanted so I took the dough out and hand kneaded for about 5 minutes.)
  • Place dough in a well oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover and let rise for about an hour, or until the dough has risen double in size.
  • Punch the dough down and form into two loaves. Put these loaves into 2 well oiled bread pans and let set for about half an hour. While the dough is rising a second time set your oven for 350 degrees.
  • After the dough has risen for half an hour put the pans into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.