Friday, August 7, 2009

Kitchen Sink Muffins

I love making, and eating, muffins. They're great for a breakfast on the go (which mine usually is!) and they freeze well for future use. I especially love these muffins because they are loaded with lots of great stuff (hence the name) and you don't need the mixer - just mix it up with a wooden spoon!

I've had this recipe so long I don't remember where it came from and it's one of the favorites at our house.

First, grate the carrots and the apple. I usually just chop the apple but I use my mini chopper to grate up the carrots.

Put the apple and carrots in a large mixing bowl and add the craisins and coconut.

Then add the yogurt, vanilla, oil and eggs.

Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

In a separate, smaller mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir just until combined.

Spoon into paper-lined muffin cups or muffin cups sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes; cool on a wire rack, and enjoy!

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Kitchen Sink Muffins

2 cups grated carrots
1 apple, grated
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup oil
1 6 oz. container plain yogurt
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon

In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients (carrots through vanilla). In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon). Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring just to combine.

Pour into 18 paper lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 18.


  1. Those look great! Like you, I love making (and eating) muffins.

  2. Oh I want to try these! Well, I'll make my husband try them -- the only thing he bakes are muffins, but he loves making them. These looks fantastic. A meal on the go!

    I'm having a Giveaway on my blog today, you are welcome to stop by and enter!

    Best wishes... Cass

  3. I make a recipe that is very similar. These are so yummy, and I love that they are loaded with fruits and veggies!

  4. Oh these sounds just wonderful. I will have to give them a go. I know I will love them because I love coconut!

    Thanks for sharing.


  5. Thanks for the link! Love using up everything in the kitchen for baking!

  6. That's an interesting recipe. I should try it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my gosh. These could become my favorite muffin, EVER!!!! Thanks.

  8. Those looks so delicious...and so HEALTHY!

    Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  9. Looks great! I love your pictures!

  10. Just made these this morning! Very yummy!
    I used fresh coconut, coconut oil, and I subbed a sour cream/milk mixture for the yogurt (which I didn't have). The apple I used was very small, so I added a little bit of grated pear, as well.

  11. These are loaded with great ingredients! Look and sound delicious! Thanks so much for linking them up at Muffin Monday!


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