More Muffins

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

October 6, 2008

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Categories: Food

Smarter Muffins

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Grease 2 6-cup jumbo sized muffin tins
Makes 12 jumbo muffins

2/3 C milk
1/2 C oil
2 eggs
2 C unbleached white flour
2 C whole wheat flour
1 C packed brown sugar
4 t baking powder
1 t sea salt
2 very ripe mashed bananas
1 C raisins
2 C applesauce
1 C minced carrots
1 C walnuts

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder & salt) in small bowl and set aside. Mix milk, oil, and egg in large bowl. Incorporate dry ingredients until moistened. Do not over mix. Add raisins, applesauce, carrots, and walnuts. Spoon into muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Apple-Raisin

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Grease 1 6-cup jumbo sized muffin tin
Makes 6 jumbo muffins

1/3 C milk
1/4 C oil
1 egg
1 C unbleached white flour
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t sea salt
1 C raisins
1 C applesauce

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder & salt) in small bowl and set aside. Mix milk, oil, and egg in large bowl. Incorporate dry ingredients until moistened. Do not over mix. Add raisins and applesauce. Spoon into muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Banana Nut

1/3 C milk
1/4 C oil
1 egg
1 C unbleached white flour
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t sea salt
2 very ripe mashed bananas
1 C walnuts, crushed

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder & salt) in small bowl and set aside. Mix milk, oil, and egg in large bowl. Incorporate dry ingredients until moistened. Do not over mix. Add bananas and walnuts. Spoon into muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Synopsis

The milk-applesauce combination in the smarter muffins made a very moist, spongy textured muffin. I would recommend adding 1/4 t of cinnamon or cloves for an added kick to these tasty treats.

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