Since learning that making english muffins at home was fairly easy (waiting is the hardest part), I have tested different ingredients and made some changes in my recipes. This change is just to cut calories for me, however some may actually want or neet to cut out dairy from their diet. These won out as best tasting when compared to my original recipe.
Dairy Free English Muffins
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (30 calories)
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
Microwave the milk in a pyrex for about 2 minutes or until small bubbles start forming on the side of the pyrex. Stir in the sugar into the milk and set aside. Combine the yeast and water in the mixing bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
In a mixer, combine all liquid ingredients. Slowly add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Add salt last. Knead until smooth. Place into a greased bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled. About 1 1/2 hours.
Punch the dough down and roll out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut english muffins with a large biscuit cutter. Set muffins on silpat or wax paper lightly coated with cornmeal. I was able to make 25 english muffins from this recipe. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat an electric skillet to 350°F. Cook for 6 minutes per side. When you open, use a fork around the outside instead of a knife. This will help keep the nooks and crannies open.
As usual…I use these with jam and lemon curd. However I do love using them for breakfast sandwiches as well.