Good-For-You Muffins

Bake these healthy muffins in silly-feet silicone muffin cups, and your children will beg for more!

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded apple
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, chopped pumpkin seeds or chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup milk or soymilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Optional Frosting

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice, apple juice or milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Add the apples, carrots, coconut, cranberries, and seeds or nuts; mix well. Add the remaining ingredients; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Fill the muffin cups three quarters full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Beat the frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread on cooled muffins. Insert a clown head into each muffin, or decorate as desired.

Yield: 18-20 muffins