Sunday, October 18, 2009

Harvest Muffins

Sometimes it is ok to use a packaged cake mix to make a really great muffin.

Today I got together the ingredients for an Autumn Muffin.

 Combine a carrot cake mix with four eggs.
Chop into very fine pieces, raw peeled carrots, and add to mix.
Peel and core two large apples.
Chop into much smaller pieces.

Add 1/2 cup of water.
Add 1/2 cup canola oil.
Add 1/2 cup raisins.
  Mix in  1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon nutmeg to batter.

Chop 1/2 cup pecans, and save 24 pecan halves for tops of muffins.

Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
Blend very well.  This mixing stick is wonderful, for that job.

Oil pans.

Spoon mixture into muffin cups and top each one with a pecan half.
  Place in the oven.  I baked these muffins at 350 degrees.  Since I was experimenting it took quite a while for these muffins to bake, maybe 45 minutes.  They were loaded with wet  & raw ingredients  so it took a long time before I thought they were cooked through and through.
 These are wonderful for breakfast, or in the afternoon with tea.


willow said...

Yummity-yum. And hey, your oven's much cleaner than mine!

Willow said...

The Other Willow here:

I'm going to try these! And I was thinking the same thing about your oven and mine.

robert schmid said...

I like the sound of these muffins.......yummy!