Versatile Muffin Mix

by Sara With the start of the Losing It In Ottawa website, we've been looking for healthy snack options.  What I like most about this recipe is its versatility.  You can add chocolate chips, raspberries, blueberries, raisins, dried apricots, dried mango: whatever it is that tickles your tastebuds.  Another combination that has worked well for us is grated apple (1 cup) and grated carrot (already included in the recipe). 

If you decide to leave out the cup of grated vegetables, make sure to include another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of applesauce to make up for the lost moisture.

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 cup grated carrots or zucchini (or 1/4 to 1/2 cup of applesauce)

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup applesauce

Whisk egg, canola oil, and then applesauce.  Add in sugar and mix.  Add shredded vegetables to the 'wet' mixture.

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and any fruit or sweets you decide to add (e.g., blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips)

Stir the two mixtures together.  Makes 12 muffins.

Bake for 18 minutes at 400 degrees.

Sara is mom to a 4-year-old firefighter and 2-year-old monkey.  You can find her at her blog, My Points of View.