Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunshine Muffins: Guest Post from Yummy-Healthy-Easy

Hi Love and Laundry viewers! My name is Jen Nikolaus and I'm the foodie that blogs over at Yummy-Healthy-Easy. I'm a stay at home mom and am completely outnumbered by boys in my house! There's my husband, Cory and our four crazy boys: Justin, (10) Chance, (8) and my Irish twins, Brock (2) and Tate (1). When I'm not chauffeuring kids to baseball, play dates or piano lessons, you can usually find me in my kitchen where I enjoy creating yummy, healthy and easy meals for my family. I am so excited to be here at Love and Laundry today! Thanks for having me!
 
We go through a lot of cereal at my house. I try to buy the better-for-you cereals but they end up sitting in the cupboard, uneaten, for weeks. What my kids really like are the super sweet kinds that are void of real nutrition and full of artificial flavors and sweeteners. And they can eat bowl after bowl and be hungry again less than an hour later!

So I'll whip up a batch of these muffins for breakfast and my kids devour them! They taste so sinfully good. They're super moist from the grated carrots and apples and have a yummy, spicy flavor from the nutmeg and cinnamon. It's a sneaky way to get myself my kids to eat carrots and apples (without bribery) and keep them full longer. Plus it helps keep my cereal shelf full longer, too. Ha! And they are SO EASY to throw together for a quick breakfast. Whether you have kids or not, these muffins will be a hit at your breakfast table!


Sunshine Muffins:
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar (plus a little more for dusting on top)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 1/4 cup coconut, optional
Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with wooden spoon.

2) Fold in remaining ingredients: carrots, apple, nuts and coconut. Scoop into 12 regular-sized greased muffin tins and sprinkle a little sugar on top of each muffin. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

3) ENJOY!!

A great BIG thank you to Shatzi for letting me guest post today! I am a huge fan of Love and Laundry!
If you like what you see here, come visit me at Yummy-Healthy-Easy to check out some of my other family-friendly recipes. I'm also on Facebook and Pinterest, too! Thanks so much!

1 comment:

  1. These look so yummy and I love that all the ingredients are something se usually have on hand.

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