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Yaffi’s Absolutely Awesome Carrot Muffins

Part of my Momma circle includes alot of truly brilliant women.  Among them is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and wonderful mother of twin boys.  Specializing in prenatal, breastfeeding, and toddler nutrition, Yaffi, the mind behind Baby Bloom Nutrition (http://www.babybloomnutrition.com/home.html) has inventive ways of introducing new foods, managing picky eaters, and insight on ways to keep your nutrition at the forefront too.  I enjoy her natural approach to health and her nutrition advice is invaluable.  I serve them at breakfast or as a snack paired with fruit and cheese.

Yaffi’s Absolutely Awesome Carrot Muffins

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 teasoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 pureed dates
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup carrots, grated (approximately one large carrot)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius).  In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients.  Pit the dates and add to a blender or immersion blender cup.  Add the butter, honey, vanilla, and applesauce to the blender cup and puree until smooth.  Add the egg and mix well by hand.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.  Add the carrots and mix well.  Portion into muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes.   Allow to cool on a wire rack.  Store at room temperature for 3 to 5 days or refrigerated up to seven days.

The second time I made these muffins I modified the recipe a little to use oat flour instead of the whole oats.  I also substituted the honey for an equal amount of agave syrup.  I also used unrefined coconut oil instead of butter and substituted 1 cup or eight ounces of carrot puree for the applesauce.  I have also made these muffins in my Ebelskiver Pan to resemble doughnut holes.  You can also put a filling in the Ebelskiver style muffins if desired.  Both recipes were equally delicious.  You can find the Ebelskiver Pan from Nordic Ware here:

https://www.nordicware.com/store/product_detail/danish-ebelskiver-pan#.VPNIvXzF-So

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    • Yes! The carrot is known for being a great source of Vitamin A which is in the carotenoid family. The carotenoids are found in your bright red, yellow, or orange vegetables as well as green leafy vegetables. In addition to carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, red and yellow bell peppers, orange sweet peppers, kale, and swiss chard are all amazing sources of carotene. The carotene compound is converted to Vitamin A by the body where it is used to maintain the skin and assist in making cells that sense light as well as the pigments in the eye. Overconsumption of Vitamin A leads to fertility issues and in lighter skin colors, turns the skin a pale orange because the carotinoids are stored in the skin (epithelial) cells. My eldest girl loved all foods that were brightly colored and after a month of nothing but red bell pepppers, squashes, carrots, and sweet potatoes she had a faint orange hue. Pumpkin was her all time favorite. Each of those foods are in excess of 300+% of the recommended intakes. At six months she had a George Hamilton fake bake!

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