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Good for You Muffins!

January 25, 2011

I have to admit that there’s really nothing extra special about these muffins but they are a good hearty breakfast/bedtime snack sorta muffin.

They’d probably feel extra special if they were dressed up with a little bit of cream cheese frosting (and they would be if I had of had cream cheese in the fridge)

The Muffins are sweetened with Agave nectar in place of the sugar.  My friend Merideth suggest using agave because it’s much lower on the glycemic index than sugar is!  Thanks Merideth! 

Had I of had cream cheese kicking around I would have sweetened it up with a little bit of Agave as well as some cinnamon.

 

 

Carrot Pineapple Bran Muffins 

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (you could use All purpose flour, or a combination of flours)
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (i used the light coloured one)    *you could also use 1/4 cup of sugar instead
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 oz unsweetened crushed pineapple in it’s own juice
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup wheat bran cereal (I used bran flakes)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Put the shredded carrots in a saucepan and simmer with a few tbsp of water to soften them up a bit.  Strain the water and set carrots aside.

Grease 12 muffins tins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  *you may need to reduce to 325 part way through baking if the muffins look to be browning too quickly

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and flax seeds.

In the bowl of a mixer, mix together the agave, vanilla, milk, egg and pineapple.  Stir in the carrots and wheat bran cereal.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until all of the dry ingredients have been incorporated.

Scoop batter into muffin tins and bake for 20-22 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 26, 2011 6:32 pm

    These sound great….yummy and good for you.
    I hope you are feeling well.
    Take care:)
    Debbie

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