Sunshine Muffins

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Adapted from recipe by Jen Nikolaus of www.yummyhealthyeasy.com
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 18 mins
Total time: 28 mins
Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

*Ingredients available at the farmers’ market

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pie spice mix from The Chocolate Spoon* (or 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. nutmeg)
  • 3 eggs*
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups grated carrots*
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and grated*
  • ½ cup chopped nuts, optional
  • ¼ cup coconut, optional
  • coarse sugar, for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with wooden spoon.
  3. Fold in remaining ingredients: carrots, apple, nuts, and coconut.
  4. Scoop into 12 regular-sized greased muffin tins and sprinkle a little coarse sugar on top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.