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Vegetable muffins

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ScarlettCrossbones Wed 11-Nov-09 16:39:06

Does anyone have a really great recipe for muffins, bread or similar which totally disguises veg of various kinds so a 4- and a 2-year-old will have the wool pulled over their eyes??

They will eat almost any bread product in existence, but almost no veg. Oh, and my breadmaker is on the blink atm so oven would be preferred. Thanks!!

snoozealot Wed 11-Nov-09 21:03:55

I posted a recipe for butternut squash muffins in the baby food section of recipes (squashy mini muffins) sorry don't know how to do link.
or try this basic muffin recipe with veg:
280g plain white flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8tsp salt
2 medium eggs]
250ml buttermilk (or just milk/yoghurt)
6 tbsp sunflower oil

Try adding:
courgette and sesame seed
300g small firm courgettes,grated, squeeze out excess moisture
2tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp dried mix herbs
freshly ground pepper
Gas 6/200C/400F
Grease 12 cup muffin tray
In one large bowl Sift together the dry ingredients and stir in 4 tsps of the sesame seeds and mixed herbs and pepper. In a seperate jug or bowl Lightly beat the eggs and then add in the (butter)milk and oil. Make a well in the dry iingredients, pour in liquid ingredients and add courgettes. stir gently til just combined. do not overmix.
spoon into muffin tray. scatter remaining sesame seeds on top. bake for about 20mins.

or spinach and nutmeg is a nice combo.
same as before except:
250g frozen spinach, thawed. (put in a seive, and squeeze out as much moisture as you can)
1 onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
35g pine kernels

Heat some oil in a frying pan and cook onion til beginning to get soft, then add the garlic. cook for 1 min in then add spinach, cook for further 2 mins. leave to cool. add the seasonings to the dry ingredients.
then proceed as before and add the spinach mixture once you've combined the wet and dry iingredients.

these are from a book called 1 mix 50 muffins
also i know the bbc good food site does some nice sweetcorn muffelatas (i think that's what they're called, always makes me laugh sounds a bit rude iykwim)

or good old carrot cake style - basic recipe above just add 1 tsp ground mixed spice, 115g soft dark borwn sugar, 200g grated carrots, 50g chopped walnuts, 50g sultanas, 175ml of milk (not 250ml) grated rind and juice of 1 orange. Add the carrots, nuts, sugar and seasonings to the dry ingredients, the organe juice and zest to the wet then combine. yummy with soft cream cheese icing. not sure if this would really pass the healthy police test tho. hmm
good lucksmile

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