Saturday, April 20, 2013

Purple Muffins

No need to adjust your monitor; these muffins really are that bright, neony purple (and no food coloring).  Have you guessed yet how they got that color?  My kids didn't, so that was probably a good thing.  Nathaniel, Lydia, and I really enjoy these muffins.  The boys deemed them "ok," and they ate some for snack.  That's a pretty solid review from this household!

Purple Muffins

1 egg
1/2 c applesauce
1 T olive oil
2 T water
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c wheat flour
1 T wheat germ
2 T ground flax seed*
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c mini chocolate chips (or regular ones)
1/4 - 1/2 c blueberries
3/4c grated beets (about 1 medium beet, peeled and finely grated)

Mix it all together.  I add the blueberries last so that they aren't all totally smushed.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes for mini muffins or 16-18 minutes for regular ones.

* I have been experimenting with adding fiber to our diets, and ground flax seed is good for that and other reasons, but if you don't have any, you can leave it out or substitute a bit more wheat germ.

1 comment:

  1. Note: I've been making these with sweet cherries in place of the blueberries, and that is really delicious.