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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

applesauce muffins a la Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld


so i gave in and bought the book, Deceptively Delicious. i have seen many of the recipes floating around the internet for years and never really have a need to hide the veggies my littlefoodie is eating but curiosity bowled me over. i've already tried several of the muffins recipes, all which turned out horribly. the taste was good but they never baked. i realized that the recipes are just really poorly written and most need a lot of pep and love added to make the flavors more flavorful. i did however make these applesauce muffins and to my surprise they came out on time, not needing double baking time to produce a watery mess. i'll refrain from posting the other recipes cause they were so bad but this, with a little doctoring worked.


and on a side note, little foodie family is greatly reducing their footprint, as of tonight we will be the proud owners of a frybrid...a veg oil fueled car! i am so excited and feel like we are making a real difference... suck that oil companies!!!!!


(i added a little extra lovin' to this recipe so it is not adapted slightly.)


topping:
2/3 cup organic oats
1/4 cup organic pure cane dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbl organic virgin coconut oil, melted (could use unsalted butter instead but coconut oil is sooooo good for you! we use spectrum brand)

muffin batter:
1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 cup organic oats
1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup organic sweet potato puree
1/2 cup almond milk (or whatever milky substance you have on hand)
1/2 cup organic carrot puree
1/2 cup organic pure cane dark brown sugar
1/4 cup veg oil (for the car and the muffins!!!! whoopee!!!!)
1 lg organic egg


combine topping ingredients in small bowl. set aside.

preheat oven to 400 F and line muffin tins with unbleached muffin liners.

for the batter: combine flour thru cinnamon and mix with fork in bowl. in a large bowl, combine vanilla thru egg and stir until combined. add flour and stir JUST UNTIL MIXED.

pour evenly into muffin tins and top with streusel topping. bake 20 min. now eat!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous ::::wifemothermaniac:::: said...

Are you guys going to make your own biodiesel? Or buy it premade? I was looking into biodiesel for boats, I have this dream of us getting some kind of nice big boat we can sleep and shower on, but fuel is so expensive, I was considering making biodiesel to save money, someday in the future.

10:39 PM

 
Blogger foodiemama said...

its running on vegetable oil. straight up canola, haha! couldn't be more timely as gas is now at 4$ a gallon.
i'm sure i'll keep on blogging about it.

10:46 PM

 

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