Attempting, yesterday, to make a Vegan snack/dessert sort of thing, I found some carrot cake mix in my pantry, and a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree.
I love pumpkin, and thought mixing the two would be a nice idea — add some pumpkin pie spice, some cinnamon (maybe some walnuts) — it would omit the need for eggs or oils, which always confuse me. Did you know Canola oil is a Canadian blend?
Anyway, the box mix and the pumpkin made a very thick unmanageable batter I could barely bring the whisk through.
I added the better part of a bottle of lager to the mix, and it became a soft fluffy batter that 25 minutes later produced 12 large, fluffy and light Carrot/Pumpkin Muffins!
So, you know…keep that in mind. Beer makes a lovely muffin!