Sunday, March 9, 2014

Whole Wheat Coconut Carrot Apple Muffins

 

A few weeks ago I was experimenting with different muffin recipes to include in my kids’ lunches. I like to make a few dozen on Sundays, then freeze them in plastic bags, so I can pull them out in the morning and add to their lunch boxes throughout the week.

This recipe was surprisingly delicious. It was kind of a “dump” muffin. I had a sorry looking Granny Smith apple, some limp carrots and a bag of coconut taking up room in my fridge. The combination was spot on! They may even be the best muffins I have ever eaten…and as an added bonus…they are healthy!

 

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Coconut Carrot Apple Muffins

2 cups organic whole wheat flour (I love King Arthur flours)

1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 eggs (room temperature)

1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar (or organic brown sugar)

1/2 cup organic shredded coconut

1 cup organic shredded carrots

1 cup organic shredded Granny Smith apples

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir lightly to incorporate.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs, then add coconut oil, milk, syrup and coconut palm sugar. Whisk wet ingredients until well combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add wet mixture. Fold gently until just incorporated.
  • Add shredded coconut, carrots and apples. Fold with a spatula until ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Pour into muffin cups.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes.

Happy muffin making!

 Jessie

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