I have some great muffin recipes--blueberry-lemon, apple-cinnamon, pumpkin-cranberry--but I like these because they feel healthy and taste terrific.
Why "kitchen sink"? Take a look at the ingredients and you'll see. Anything and everything gets thrown into these babies until they're so stuffed with good stuff it seemed the obvious name.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 cup grated carrots
1 grated apple
1/2 cup Craisins
½ cup sliced walnuts
½ cup coconut
2/3 cup oil
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl separately mix the next eight ingredients (carrots through vanilla extract). Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing only until just combined. Pour into 18 lined baking cups and bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes.
And a few totally unrelated news items:
I finally discovered why I like bakery cakes so much--you know, the Costco sheet cakes with mile-high frosting made from genuine American Crisco? It's because those chocolate cakes are nothing but extra-thick Ding Dongs without the chocolate shell. The exact same cake and filling as Hostess Ding Dongs. Or Ho Hos for that matter. No wonder I can't get enough of that chocolaty-artery clogging goodness.
And look everybody! I got my first piece of fan mail! I went to the mailbox this afternoon and look what awaited me: Male models in handsome sheepskin coats--also known as: "Starsky and Hutch: Before They Were Famous."
I love postcards and this one is going in the scrapbook. Or framed on the wall. Check out the eyebrows on that guy--they're as bushy as his Attractive Fleece Liner. And I have darling Chili to thank--Remember folks, this is what happens when you give out your home address, you too may be the recipient of Open Air Man: Sheepskin Edition Postcards.
I bet I could sell this on Ebay and make a killing.
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