Saturday, April 22, 2006
Celebrate Earth day by taking a hike with your kids. Take along these healthy muffins, your kids can help you make, for an energy snack along the way. Makes 12 to 15 muffins
Before you head out the door, visit this link, http://www.earthday.wilderness.org, read about the history of Earth Day and find activites for your classroom.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
a pinch of cloves
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup of chopped nuts of your choice (optional)
1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a muffin tin with butter, dust with sugar.
3. In a large bowl, sift the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices together.
4. In a smaller bowl whisk eggs, then add oil.
5. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, blend well but do not over mix.
6. Gently fold in carrots, coconut, raisins, nuts and pineapple until blended.
Drop dollops of batter into the prepared muffin tin. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Let muffins cool, then place in ziplock bags.
Pack up your backpack with sunscreen, bottles of water and your Energy Muffins and have great hike!