I’ve been craving baked goods recently but with the food-heavy holidays coming up I don’t want to overdo it this early in the season. The answer to my delicious dilemma? These hearty food-filled muffins from Sweet Mama.
Preheat your oven to 400°F and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Grate up 1 small zucchini and 1 medium carrot — you’re trying for 1 cup of each.
Mash up 2 small bananas with a fork — again, you’re looking for 1 cup banana.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup canola oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Add in the mashed banana and the grated carrot and zucchini. Add in as well 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut. Mix it up well.
In another bowl, mix together 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup bran, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoons each ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
Spoon into the muffin tins. I sprinkled mine with a wee bit of cinnamon sugar that I had on hand.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre of the centre muffin comes out clean.
Leave in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Or eat still hot with butter. MMMMMMMM!