Thursday, January 2, 2014

Coconut, Carrot, and Zuchini Muffins


The New Year always inspires me to revamp my diet and start eating healthier. This year I am even more motivated because I want to lose the last of my baby weight and fit back in all my old clothes!!  I made these muffins this week to have for a healthy breakfast and to bring to a friend who just moved in a new house.   They are filled with carrots, zucchini, coconut, and apples all super fresh ingredients.  You could even sub applesauce for the oil and whole wheat flour for regular if you are trying to be uber healthy.  They were super moist and full of flavor!   Plus Sterling devoured them and I have a hard time getting him to eat his veggies.  I will be making these often!
Enjoy!
side note- I am smitten with my new West Elm marble platter my sister gave me for Christmas- they are on major sale HERE.




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Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Gently toss together carrot, zucchini, apple, coconut, almonds and
  • orange peel; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and
  • salt. Combine eggs, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just
  • until moistened (batter will be thick).
  • Fold in carrot mixture. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups
  • two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool

14 comments:

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Those look delicious! I totally hit up the West Elm store after Christmas! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

17 Perth said...

Um...these look and sound amazing!! Will be making them soon!!

Dina said...

Yum thank you! I've got no excuse but have a month's worth of weight to lose from this holiday season :-(

Jillian Manesh said...

yum! i love that these have coconut in them too! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Portuguese Prepster said...

yum these look healthy and delicious!

Dominique DeLaney said...

These sound so healthy and they look tasty! I need to try them!! And PS you already look fabulous post baby :)

Val said...

I'm trying to eat better as well. It's so hard being a foodie and eating healthy, but I'm going to give it my best effort and these muffins are perfect. I love the platter.

Nickie said...

My mom got me hooked on theses. They are super delicious!!!

Lexi said...

Love that platter and the muffins look great!
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Jodi said...

That's great your son ate them! I'm always looking for ways to get veggies in my son.

Patria Jase said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe!. These look and sound amazing!! Will be making them soon!! i love that these have coconut in them too! I'm going to give it my best effort and these muffins are perfect.


Regards,
Diaper Bags

BeachGypsy said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR NATALIE!! Enjoy your blog and following your adventures!

BeachGypsy said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR NATALIE!! Enjoy your blog and following your adventures!

Andrea {lifelovelarson} said...

Tried these tonight, and they were delicious and hearty! I substituted coconut oil for the canola oil and only added about 1/4 cup of the coconut flakes. Delicious…thanks for sharing!