Sunday, April 08, 2007

Kitchen Sink Morning Muffins

Kitchen Sink Morning MuffinsI 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
3 eggs
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.

Lovely PostcardsAnd 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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Macoosh said...

we don't have an oven here in the nunnery or else i'd be all over those muffins. perhaps all over starsky and hutch too...haha

Portrait of Peter said...

Those muffins look so appealing and thanks for the recipe.

I am now very tempted!!

Blessings to you all on such a joyous Easter day.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Those muffins look delish! I might even throw some All-Bran in those!

Robin said...

Those sound great, I'll have to add them to the rotation. Along the same theme, my kids have been loving The Vegan Lunchbox's "Full Meal Muffins" lately (

la bellina mammina said...

I just made my first mud cake - and though it didn't look appealing, it tasted good. Thanks for the recipe, when I'm brave enough to try your it, I'll let you know.

Hope you have a wonderful easter

Blondie said...

I have a postcard collection from when my grandmother traveled all over the world and sent them to me (I was 2 and couldn't read, but whatever). So I have this HUGE stash of postcards at home. Very fun.

JAM said...

Those muffins sound tasty, but the post card ROCKS!

I've almost forgotten the giddy pleasure of recieving a piece of mail from a friend addressed to me personally. Email is too easy and impersonal in that respect. With a letter or post card you know that person had to write on it with their little hands, stamp it, and take it out to the mailbox, OR, drop it off at the post office!. That's cool.

Blog said...

Mmmm...Those muffins look totally good right now! I'm on Passover right now -- so, I'm totally licking the screen! ;)

Girlplustwo said...

mmmm. i love muffins.

and i love unexpected mail, too.

Damselfly said...

Aha! Kitchen sink muffins. I make kitchen sink cookies, but I call them house cookies because I use whatever I happen to have in the house to make them with!

And, um, is that Sean Connery's younger brother?

TeaMouse said...

Those muffins sound absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

SAH in Suburbia said...

Hey, can you post the recipes for the other muffins? They sound delicious - especially the pumpkin one!!