Wednesday, October 19, 2011

#106 - Dutch Spiced Muffins & Soup Bento

This bento is from last week when I had school. I just had to take more soup with me because the last time it was a huge success.

The bento contains cauliflower soup (recipe behind the link) decorated with black sesame seeds, a broccoli muffin (recipe behind the link) and Dutch Spiced Muffins. There is some soy butter in the cup to go with the Dutch Spiced Muffins.

I found the recipe on the Dutch blog Spaarcentje kookt. So the Dutchies can just click on the link. For the non-Dutchies I will translate the recipe here, including how you can make your own Dutch Spice Mix. The muffins on her blog are even sugar free, but I don't have the stevia she uses, so I made them with sugar. They are also easy to make vegan since you can replace the milk with soy or nut milk. They are low budget and I have never seen an easier muffins recipe than this one.

Dutch Spiced Muffins (makes 12)
- 250 grams wheat flour
- 4 or 5 tsp Dutch Spice Mix*
- some salt and pepper
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 250ml milk (or soy milk etc)
- 150gr sugar

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Lastly add the milk and stir it in with a spoon. Scoop the batter into a muffin tin and place them in a pre-heated oven for 18 minutes on 180 degrees. Let them cool down a bit and cut them in half. Serve with a little butter.

*To make your own Dutch Spice Mix:
- 6 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp ginger powder
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp cardamom
- 2 tsp clove
Or you can replace it with gingerbread spices. I believe they come pretty close.

This post is part of What's For Lunch Wednesday. Check out the other entries of this week for inspiring bento and other lunch ideas.


  1. Great recipes! I may make the Dutch Spice Muffins for the read-a-thon this weekend. Thanks for the recipe, just what I needed!

  2. I love that Nijntje container! :) Also, speculaas-muffins sound really wonderful :D I'm considering making lemon-poppyseed ones now, mmm, muffins.

  3. These spiced muffins tasted quite good actually!

  4. Looking good Uniflame! You definitely have a taste for muffins :) Coincidently I baked some vegan breakfast muffins on Tuesday that are partly similar! And super healthy. :) They came from PuurPlantaardig so you can try them yourself! :)

    And I loooove that Miffy tumbler -- where did you get it? Probably abroad on the InternetZ LOL.