So, I have been experimenting with some easy baking, with very good results and wanted to share with you!
First, muffins. My boys would eat 5 granola bars a day and I feel very guilty for all the non-recyclable melamine packaging, so I decided to make bran muffins instead.
Tropical Carrot Muffins
Buy any bran or honey bran mix you like.
In a blender add:
1- 2 cup can of pineapple chunks
Put the lid on and blend until pureed.
Then add washed, chunked carrot (I typicall wash and cut a carrot into 2" chunks) one piece at a time blending on low until completely combined. I typically use 3 large carrots or more. Add 2 eggs, blend. If mixture becomes to dry you can add a small amount of water, 1/4 cup at a time.
Combine the mix in a large bowl with the blended ingredients. Mix well. If mixture is too dry, add 1/4 c of water until appropriate consistency is reached.
Spray and fill muffin tins, bake 18-20 minutes at 400 degrees.
The same idea can be used with all kinds of fruits and veggies. I also just do carrot,pineapple with raisins.
You could also try using 1/2 c cocoa and 2-3c grated zuchini, or mashed banana and chocolate chips, or applesauce and raisins with ginger and cinnamon.
The combinations are endless and in 30 minutes you can mix and bake 2 dozen muffins!
Let me know if you have any favourite recipes to share or find a mix that you like (I am trying to find a good wheat-free mix).