Monday, October 29, 2012

August Morning Muffins {SRC}



It's time for Secret Recipe Club once again!  This month I was assigned The Gingered Whisk written by Jenni.  I love how the food she writes about is the food they actually eat..which is what I also do!!  Jenni also loves to read and even has a list of her favorite books!  Every since I had Bilal I haven't read a single book...seeing Jenni's list really has me thinking I need to make some time to get back into reading.

Jenni has a variety of recipes and it was hard to narrow it down.  I really wanted to make her Cinnamon, Date and Walnut Muffins but some of the ingredients were in weights and I don't have a scale...really need to get one.....On my list of next to try are Jenni's Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal and Breakfast Quinoa.  As I'm writing this post I just saw her Chili Lime Chicken Burgers which just sound fantastic...how did I miss that!  This is going on the menu for the weekend since I have all the ingredients :) In the end I settled on Jenni's August Morning Muffins.  The list of ingredients is very long but there is nothing complicated about it.  They were great breakfast muffins!  Bilal loved having them as a snack after his nap.  I omitted the chocolate chips to keep the sugar down and I reduced the walnuts.  Next time I will increase the walnuts and I think the chocolate chips would go great in here too!  Please hop over to The Gingered Whisk to check out some more fantastic recipes!

August Morning Muffins
Adapted from The Gingered Whisk

1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 eggs
1/2 light brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp maple syrup
3/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 tsp vanilla bean paste Halal Vanilla Powder or Extract

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
2 tbsp wheat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup chocolate chips (I left this out)
1 cup chopped walnuts (I used 1/2 cup but would increase next time)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line muffin tins with paper liners (I made about 20 muffins).

In a large bowl, add mashed bananas, apple sauce, oil, eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup, sour cream and vanilla.  Mix well.

In a medium bowl, add flours, flaxseeds, wheat bran, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Whisk together.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Mix until just combined.

Fold in carrots, zucchini, chocolate chips and walnuts.

Fill muffins liners 3/4 full and bake 25-35 minutes, or until tops are browned.

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27 comments:

  1. LOVELY looking muffins, visiting from Group D and love the recipe you picked! Karen

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  2. These muffins look delicious and healthy too! Adding these to my try it list. Don't know how I'm going to make all of the fabulous recipes I'm finding in today's reveal, but I'm going to try. :)

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  3. YUMMMMM!!!! I am always looking for great muffin recipes, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Glad you liked the muffins, they are some of our favorites! And yes, its hard to find time to read when you are a mom. I actually get up early to read in the mornings, as I like to have a little "me" time in the day. Yes, some people make the commitment to exercise in the morning - I read. LOL.

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  5. This looks great! I love the combo of banana and zucchini for quick breads.

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  6. wow tempting recipe..mouth watering dear...

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  7. This sounds delicious and healthy! I love muffins especially breakfast muffins as I'm always looking for something new to eat in the mornings. Great SRC pick :)

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  8. looks delicious and soft
    great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  9. Very special muffins...you did a beautiful job :-)

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  10. These do look like they are fabulous breakfast food! If only I were more organized in the morning to make something like this!

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  11. Perfectly made delicious muffins!

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  12. Being a blogger mom must be tough job, these muffins do say other wise really:))They look good enough to grab

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  13. Such gorgeous muffins! I love all the ingredients you have used.

    Talk about reading? All I read is recipe books now:) I have no time to read anything more than those:)

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  14. Ooh, these muffins sound + look just amazing! Great pick for SRC. If only you could deliver one to me right now - i'm hungry! =)

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  15. This is a wonderful Fall recipe!
    I would love to have you share this (or any other of your recipes) at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party, and maybe claim a spot with a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/october-31st-2012.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  16. these look so good! i also haven't been able to read a single page from a book since my son was born. I agree, it's time to change that :)

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  17. These look like perfect breakfast muffins -- thanks for the great SRC post!

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  18. looks yummy and delicious...mouthwatering!

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  19. soft, tender and filled with veggie, nutty and chocolatey goodness! This is totally my kind of muffin.

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  20. Yummy..delicious muffins...perfect with tea or coffee

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  21. I'm such a muffin person and this would go perfect with my morning cup of coffee.

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  22. Lovely! Definitely a big yes with morning coffee or a cup of tea!

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