Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weekend Yumminess

Mornign Glory Muffins up close

Morning Glory of our fav-o-rite muffin recipes. There are many, many recipe versions out in virtual recipe land. But here's ours....just in case you were hungry for a super duper, healthy, yummy , tummy-filling muffin.

Morning Glory Muffins

The E Family's Morning Glory Muffin

1 C Unbleached All-purpose flour
1 C Whole Wheat flour
3/4 C Sugar
2 t Baking Soda
2 t Ground Cinnamon
1 t Ground Ginger
1/4 t Salt
1 T Flax Seed
1T Wheat Germ
1 C Peeled, Shredded Carrots
1 8 oz Can Crushed, drained pineapple
1 Medium Apple, peeled, cored & shredded
1/2 C Raisins
1/2 C Chopped Walnuts
1/2 C flaked coconut
3 Eggs
2 t Vanilla Extract
1/3 C Apple Sauce
1/3 C Canola Oil

Going in the muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups or add liners. In a large bowl, mix together flours,sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, flax seed and wheat germ. Then stir in the carrots, pineapple, apple, raisins, nuts and coconut.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs, oil, apple sauce and vanilla extract together. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture into the well. Gently stir just until moistened - don't overmix! Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. This usually makes 16-18 muffins for us.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin, comes out clean.

That's it. These muffins are so yummy they are often breakfast all by themselves. They could also be dessert if you made a cream cheese frosting! We love to take them camping and you can add and fiddle with the ingredients pretty easily. I always forget to add some flax seed and wheat germ to stuff we are baking. It is such an easy addition that you really can't taste, but you get a little extra goodness.

Oh yeah - and see my new little Glasbake oval casserole dish that Ross got me. It matches the bigger round bowl here. A little vintage-y goodness for a few dollars - fabulous!

New glassware and yummy muffins

And this colorful bunch of goodness looks like we should be in the middle of summer but alas it's still Winter at our house. The yellow and red beets are from our garden but the kale and carrots are not. Ross broke out his handy dandy fancy doo-wah grater and decided he was going to make some veggie chips.
Veggie chips before

He decided to fry them. Ughhhh. But I confess that they did taste kinda yummy. There is no photo of the "after" because we ate everything too fast. Next time we're baking them.

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