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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Dairy-Free Muffins and a fun Muffins for Mum Mother’s Day Brunch!
Guys, I’ve been so excited to share today’s post with you. I think it may be one of my favorite party plans yet! This year I’m hosting a small “Muffins with Mum” Mother’s Day brunch for friends and family. While working on the PTA we hosted several “Muffins with Mom” breakfasts where kids get to have their moms come to school and have breakfast with them. The kids are always so excited and the moms love it too so this year I decided to host my own get-together with some of my fellow PTA members and their daughters. I went from “Muffins with Mom” to “Muffins with Mum” because I have been dying to host a tea party. I love all of the beautiful, girly teacups and teapots and I thought Mother’s Day brunch was the perfect excuse to do it. Since the Brits are all about their tea I decided I would call it “Muffins with Mum”, fun right?
The table is simple but pretty and you can put it together in so many different ways. I love color so I went with a mix of pinks, yellows, blues, greens, and then a nice bright pop of fuchsia to makes things a little interesting. I think mixing patterns and textures if always the way to go to build a table setting that really catches your eye. I bought several tea cups and saucers in different patterns so everything wasn’t matchy-matchy and then I paired them with plates that had the same colors but different, more simple patterns.
Everything is placed on a beautiful, ruffly white tablecloth and I have a secret to tell you, it is actually a curtain panel I found on clearance! I couldn’t believe how perfectly it worked along with the simple blue flowered table runner that I put across the middle of the table.
Keeping with the flowery spring theme I made some simple paper flowers (spider mums to be exact) and turned them into napkin rings. I’m totally in love with how they turned out and I have so many ideas on what else I can do with them. They were really simple to make. You start with a piece of 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut it into 3 pieces so you have 3 sheets of paper 4 inches x 12 inches. Use scissors to cut each piece of paper into thin strips leaving about an inch un-cut at the end. Using the un-cut end roll the paper up into a tight roll. Add a drop of glue to the end of some floral wire and push it into the center of the paper roll. Then twist the other end of the wire around a ring. I used plastic shower curtain rings. Wrap the uncut end of the paper in floral tape and then wrap the tape around the curtain ring, going all the way around the ring until it is filly covered.
Spread the cut pieces of paper apart and you get a beautiful paper spider mum to place on your spring table! I put a napkin through each ring and sat it on my plates and they made a really lovely pop of color and texture on the table.
Speaking of plates let’s talk about tea party food. Of course we have to have muffins, it’s Muffins with Mum after all. With a mix of kids and parents coming over I want to make sure I make food that everyone can enjoy. We have a few friends who can’t have dairy so I picked up some Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative at Walmart along with the ingredients for two types of muffins. Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative comes in a variety of flavors and is unbelievably smooth and creamy texture. It also has no high-fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors, flavors or funny business, and 6 grams of plant-powered protein. I eat Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative as an afternoon snack all the time. I love the flavor and I thought it would make a really awesome dairy-free yogurt alternative and I thought it would be a great way to make non-dairy muffins.
I made two muffin flavors, Dairy-free Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins, and Dairy-free Blueberry-Lemon Crumble Muffins. the basics are the same for both, flour, eggs, sugar, Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative but then they part ways. The Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins have oatmeal, fresh strawberries and cinnamon in them. Their texture came out the most like a regular muffin. They are topped with a sweet strawberry glaze made with strawberry Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative. Kat, who came over to help me taste test, liked them the best.
The Blueberry-Lemon Crumble muffins have fresh blueberries, lemon juice, and a delicious brown sugar crumble on top. These had a different texture that reminds me of one of my favorite traditional Portuguese desserts Queijadinhas de leite. It is a little denser than a regular muffin but super moist and the fresh blueberries and bright burst of lemon made them out of this world good. I guess you know which one I liked best :).
Along with the muffins I’m serving small dishes of Strawberry Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative and Vanilla Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative and macarons, because everyone needs a pretty sweet treat at a party!
- 1 c. Strawberry Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
- 1 c. Old-fashioned oats
- 1 Egg
- ¼ c. Canola oil
- ½ c. Packed brown sugar
- 1⅓ c. All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. Baking soda
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- 1 ½ c. Fresh strawberries diced
- 1¼ c. Powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp. Almond milk
- 1 Tbsp Strawberry jam
- ¼ tsp. Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place paper baking cup liners in 12 regular-size muffin cups, or grease a muffin tin.
- In small bowl, combine yogurt and oats.
- In large bowl, mix egg, oil and brown sugar.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and yogurt mixture (batter will be lumpy).
- Gently fold in strawberries.
- Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin tin filling almost to the top.
- Bake 18-20 min or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan.
- Place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl and slowly stir in the almond milk, strawberry jam and vanilla, a little at a time, to make a smooth, pourable glaze.
- Dip cooled muffin tops into glaze.and let glaze set.
- ½ c Flour
- ¼ c. Light brown sugar
- ¼ c. Sugar
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. Unsalted Margarine, cold
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ c. Unsalted margarine (4 tablespoons), softened
- ¾ c. Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp. Lemon zest
- ¼ c. Lemon juice
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- ¾ c. Vanilla Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
- 1¼ c. plus 2 Tbsp. Flour
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 1 c. Fresh blueberries
- In a small bowl whisk together flour, sugar, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Cut the margarine into small cubes and add to dry mixture. Using two forks (or pastry cutter) cut in the margarine until crumbly and set aside.
- In a medium bowl cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, lemon juice, zest and vanilla, mix for about 1 minute.
- Add vanilla yogurt and stir together.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix.
- Stir in blueberries gently.
- Spoon ¼ cup batter into muffin tins.
- Top each muffin equally with crumble.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until tops of muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
- Cool for 5 minutes.
If you’re looking for more great dairy-free products make sure you check out Silk’s page and make sure to grab Silk products next time you are at Walmart!