There are no allergies in our house yet you will always find Silk Soy Milk in our fridge. A couple of years ago my son Benjamin stole a glass of soy milk from his uncle, who’s lactose-intolerant, and Ben’s been hooked ever since. He made me buy soy milk and refused to drink traditional milk anymore. Soon my other kids were trying the soy milk because their brother liked it so much. Now everyone drinks it! I’ve bought many different brands of soy milk, but ultimately Silk is our favorite. We love the Vanilla and the Chocolate Soy Milks the best – probably because everyone in my house seems to have a serious sweet tooth!
You can find Silk Soy Milk is in your grocery store’s dairy section. My store has quite a selection to choose from, and hopefully yours will too. On my last trip to the store I noticed they had a ton of different types of Soy Milk as well as Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, and even Silk Mocha Iced Latte. Check out my Walmart Shopping trip in my Google+ Album to see all the varieties you may find.
On my shopping trip I brought home our family’s two favorites – Silk Vanilla Soy Milk and Silk Chocolate Soy Milk. My kids absolutely love chocolate milk and I don’t mind giving them Silk’s Chocolate Soy Milk. The kids love the flavor and I love that they are getting something good for them. Milk alternatives have as much calcium as traditional milk, and all Silk milk alternatives are non-GMO verified. Every time I bring home chocolate soy milk my kids jump for joy. They would finish off the carton in less than a day if I let them.
Although we drink soy milk all the time in our house I hadn’t yet baked with it. But I wanted to change that since soy milk has so many benefits to it. I adapted a recipe I had for Strawberry Muffins to use soy milk instead of traditional milk. With that change this Strawberry Muffins recipe becomes completely Vegan. I love making Strawberry Muffins around valentine’s day but they are wonderful year round. Here is a look at the recipe:
- 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup soy milk
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease 12 muffin tins or use cupcake liners.
- Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Gently stir in the soymilk, oil, and vanilla until blended.
- Fold in strawberries until just mixed and pour the batter into the tins. F you want to, place one strawberry slice on the top of every muffin for aesthetic purposes.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes – until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let them cool for a few minutes and then serve.
Although it is not necessary, I love to cut the strawberry slices into heart shapes to add a little fun to the muffins. It is a simple process and it makes these muffins great for valentine treats. Just cut into the strawberry at an angle on each side of the stem. Once the stem is off slice the strawberries lengthwise to create thin heart-shaped slices.
This recipe for Strawberry Muffins is really simple and even a completely novice cook should have no problem making it. Besides the fresh strawberries and soy milk, all the ingredients are pantry staples that most households have laying around. Just mix up the batter, gently fold in the strawberries, and pour them into a muffin tin. You can use cupcake liners or just spray the pan with non-stick spray – either way works great. I did half in liners and half without just to show you the options. Once poured you can place the heart shaped strawberry slices on top for style, and just toss them in in the oven.
If you have strawberry lovers in your house you will want to make this recipe. The sweetness of the strawberries brings out a great flavor to the muffins. These can be served at breakfast or as a dessert – whichever you are in the mood for. I like to bring these to my kids’ Valentine’s parties because they are healthier than bringing cupcakes, and well, they are too cute not to bring!
Soy milk is not just for those with lactose intolerance. We love it in our house to drink and to cook with. Next time you are at the store be sure to grab some Silk. There are so many different options, and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with them. Check Silk out on Pinterest and Facebook for recipes, facts, and inspiration. It might just be time to #rethinkwhatyoudrink
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