Friday, September 5, 2008

Fruit & Veggie Muffins


Yeah, its Frugal Friday again! I am excited because I get to meet with a new friend who also has a passion for frugal this morning!

This recipe uses the frugal priniciple of making do with what you have using substitutions.

Fruit & Veggie Muffins (adapted from Easy Morning Glory Muffins)

2 1/4 cup flour (I use a combo of whole wheat/pastry flour)
1 cup sugar or substitute (I use half white/half agave nectar)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup raisins, placed in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes
1/4 cup crushed nuts
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup shredded zucchini
3 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup oil or part oil/part applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare 18 muffin cups.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sweetener (sugar or equivalent), baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts and zucchini.

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, oil/applesauce, and vanilla. Stir into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Fill muffins cups about 3/4 full.
Bake for 20+ minutes (mine take about 23 minutes:).

Enjoy!

6 comments:

April said...

those look delicious!

Edi said...

I love morning glory muffins...adding the veggies is a nice addition.

Sherry said...

Yum! They look great especially with the healthy changes. :D

Erin said...

Those muffins are making me hungry!

Regarding the Fred Meyer coupons at Albertsons; I just cut them out of the ad and handed them to the cashier w/ all my other coupons. She just scanned it in like all the rest!! I was totally shocked, actually I was expecting to get turned down because the nearest Fred Meyer is 40 minutes away and I myself dont count them as a 'competitor'. The best part was, I stacked with my other cereal coupons!!! I am sooo keeping an eye on other 'in-ad' coups from now on!!

houstonmom said...

These look good. love having the pics!

Martha A. said...

Those look really good! i think I will try them!