A small collection of recipes. I will be slowly adding my favourites.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Morning Glory Muffins

My friend Ande put out a request on Facebook for a healthy muffin recipe that included apples and/or carrots. Bingo! I have one! The original recipe came from Calyn which I modified just slightly.

Morning Glory Muffins

Mix together:
2 1/4 cups flour - I use whole wheat but you can do some white and some whole wheat.
1/2 cup sugar - you can also use raw cane sugar or sucanet
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups finely shredded carrots (about 3 medium)
1 cup chopped apple (about 1 medium - gala and fuji taste the best)

In a separate bowl mix:
1/2 cup honey
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil (or melted butter)
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine ingredients unti just moist. Fill muffin tins (makes 12 generously sized) and bak 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Refrigerate after 1 day and they will keep for a week. They also freeze well.

p.s. If you want to make this even healthier, you can substitue 3/4 cup of ground flaxseed for 1/4 cup of the oil. Flaxseed is great for lowering cholesterol. I know from experience!