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Friday, October 2, 2015

Honey Sweetened Coconut & Carrot Muffins

They may look decedent, but, these muffins are filled with fruit, veggies and whole grains.  There isn't any processed sugar or milk.  Healthy coconut oil is used.  They are moist, lightly spiced little pillows.  Think mini carrot cakes.  You can give your children these sweet treats, and eat them yourself, knowing your are giving them something healthy and tasty all in one bite.

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Honey Sweetened Coconut & Carrot Muffins

3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour (see note below)
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup steel cut oats, plus 2 tbsp. for top of muffins
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
2 eggs
1 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 cups shredded carrot (approximately 3 carrots)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus 2 tbsp. for top of muffins
1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries, diced (you can use raisins)

In a bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients, flour through allspice.  Whisk together.  In a separate bowl mix together eggs, applesauce, honey and vanilla.  Add the coconut oil to the wet ingredients.  Whisk the entire time so the  warm coconut oil does not cook the eggs.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just till all is combined.  Fold in the carrots, coconut and dried cranberries.  Spoon batter into 12 greased muffins cups.  Sprinkle the top of the batter with the 2 tbsp. of oats and coconut.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  The top of the muffins will spring back when you touch them.  They are very moist.  So a pick inserted in them will come back with some moist crumbs.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Remove from the pan and eat up!

Note:  I recommend using Hodgson Mill whole wheat flour.  It is organic, stone ground and Non GMO certified.  If you can't get it, look for one that is organic.  Generally, those that are organic are from organic seed and therefore non GMO.

Keep in mind the color of the muffins is effected by how dark your honey is.  I used a dark clover honey.  The result is a darker muffin batter.  If you use a lighter honey, yours will not be as dark.

I hope you like these muffins as much as I do!

1 comment:

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