Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This is a wonderful muffin recipe that I've dubbed the "friendship muffin" because I made it a few weeks ago with my daughter and one of her very best friends.
The girls are crazy about each other but being both strong willed 3 year-olds can sometimes cause for a bumpy play-date. So, last time they had a play-date, I had this muffin recipe ready to go. The girls loved making these and worked so well taking turns adding ingredients and stirring the batter.
The muffins also served as their snack and they both devoured these!!
It really was so cute to see these two little munchkins working cooperatively. They were so proud of themselves too :) I know my daughter is really going to miss her good friend when she moves to Alabama this summer (and I'm really going to miss her mommy- boo).
This wholesome muffin recipe is loaded with fruit (apple), vegetable (carrot) and healthy grains (whole wheat flour and rain bran cereal), a perfect "kid" muffin but tasty enough for grown-ups to enjoy (as I did with a big cup of coffee!!).
1 3/4 cups raisin bran cereal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple
3/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, beat the egg, buttermilk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple, carrots and walnuts. Fill paper-lined muffin cups or cups coated with nonstick cooking spray three-fourths full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Source: Adapted from AllRecipes.com