skinny morning glory muffins

little (ish) sugar. lots of goodies. i'd like to say these are about as healthy as you can get for muffins.

what you need:
1 1/2 cup flour (whole wheat if available)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda  
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon baking powder  
1/4 teaspoon sea salt 
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 2 apples to make your own)
1/2 cup pureed sweet potato 
1/4 cup honey  
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
2 eggs  
1 cup diced, peeled apple
3/4 cup dried cranberries 
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
1/2 cup grated carrots  
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dried flaked unsweetened coconut, divided 
how to:
If you are fresh out of applesauce but have a few apples lying around. Peel, core and slice up two apples. Add apples to about 1/2 a cup of water in a small saucepan. Cover over medium high heat for 10 minutes. Mash or use a submerssion blender. 
Preheat oven to 350°F.  
Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. 
In a separate bowl, whisk together applesauce, sweet potato purée, honey, vanilla and eggs
Add to flour mixture and stir until combined. Add chopped apple, raisins, walnuts, carrots and 1/4 cup of the coconut.  Stir gently until combined. 

Spoon batter evenly into 16 paper-lined muffin tins and top with remaining coconut. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes -- they should be golden brown and puffed up.
modified from Whole Foods

1 comment:

  1. These look absolutely delicious! Pinning for later :)


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