We’re having a Neighborhood Christmas Coffee and I love baking and prepping ahead to make life easier the morning of. I know, I know. You aren’t supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. But that’s the least of any worries in December, of or with or after which.
I found these scrumptious and healthier than usual (for me!) muffins on the back of the flour bag–which I kept for several months, KNOWING I wanted to make them. I didn’t think of actually taking a photo of the recipe or cutting out the recipe. No. I kept the whole paper bag flapping around in my pantry until cleaning and organizing two shelves last Monday upon our return from Greece. (Please don’t ask me why. Thank you.)
The Good News? (I love Good News.) The Good News is these were worth the wait! And worth having seconds! I doubled the recipe (accidentally, sort of – more pineapple than it called for) – soooo I put in half of the rest of the ingredients. However, instead of the expected 12+6, in the end, it made 12+12+6. Happy about that=more Good News. More to eat today. More to freeze for tomorrow. (I love Good News and you will love these.)
Yay for Bob’sRedMill Flour!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used half white)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 t. baking soda
- 1 T. cinnamon
- ½ t. salt
- ¾ c. coconut
- 3 large eggs
- ½ c. canola oil
- ½ c. applesauce
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1 cup grated apple (watch your knuckles - ouch!)
- 2 cups grated carrots (buy them that way - no ouching)
- 8 oz. crushed (or not) pineapple
- 1 cup nuts
- 2 T. crystallized ginger, opt. (I didn't have any)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix all ingredients
- Bob breaks up all the steps into whisking this and that. I didn't. It was fine.
- Fill baking cups almost full.
- Makes more than it says.
- My metal pan baked them in 20 mins. My stoneware pan baked them in 25 mins.
I love a whole pecan, don’t you? So when it says: “1 cup chopped nuts” I chop loosely and barely.
I can now throw away the paper flour bag. I am glad I let it fly around my pantry whenever I reached for something on the flour shelf. I may not have remembered to make these. Tragic speculation. (Horrors – a fragment! Oh, no. Not another mistake. Mom would always laugh and say, “And YOU are the English major.” Well, yes, a most imperfect one. I so enjoy being imperfect. That job’s been taken. That’s what’s Christmas is all about, after all. That, and Neighborhood Christmas Coffees.)
They only look healthy. They’re actually quite delicious! You’re so welcome!