In the kitchen: gnarely muffins

It seems like you guys never get to see my pretty creations. My lemon lamingtons, my chocolate dipped heart-shaped rice krispie treats I made for Valentine's Day. Sadly, none of them got pictures taken. 
Ah, but you get to see my less than pretty, healthy bran muffins that I made yesterday.  I've been contemplating putting the picture up they are deceiving not very good looking.Yes, I am being superficial with my muffins. haha
Just please keep in mind, they do taste better than they look!
Gnarley Muffins:


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup flax seed meal (if you live near a Trader Joe’s, you can get flaxseed meal and oat bran there!)
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar (I originally used I cup, which worked out fine, but would recommend that extra 1/4 for a little boost of sweetness.)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 2 apples peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

1.  Using a wooden spoon, mix together flour, flax seed meal, oat bran, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
2.  Stir in carrots, apples, raisins and nuts.
3.  Combine milk, eggs and vanilla.  Pour liquid all at once into the dry/fruit mixture.  Stir until ingredients are moistened.  Do not overmix.
4.  Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
After taking them out of the oven, I realized it is best to let these cool completely before eating.  The sweetness from the fruit and brown sugar is brought out once it is cooled.
 This also gives me a chance to show off my apron that, unlike my muffins, just happens to be pretty enough to be on my blog. My grandma made it for me recently, and I love it! She was on a roll with making these and they all have came out terrific. I will have to get a better picture of it one of these days so you can see the whole thing. 
I also recently jumped on the bandwagon and started a twitter account, so follow? <3
Oh, how I do love my 50's music. 
currently listening to: rock around the clock tonight- bill haley


Jen said...

ahhh i love you in your apron with your muffins! they definitely look gnarley haha :)

The Petite Blogger said...

yummy!!! ure making me wanna have a midnight snack now! lol
i have to show this recipe to my mum! she loves baking!

btw i love that outfit post with the floral skirt u did two post down... im so into the floral trend!!!

xoxo jenna

Lucy Marmalade said...

Cuuutest apron! I need to try this recipe soon. I'm all for the combination of healthy and delicious!

Heather said...

That's a nice shot with the striped red backdrop.


heather said...

they look delish!!! i think your blog is adorable =]


Sara Lynn said...

aww what a cute apron!! Those muffins look great, I have been wanting to bake more...when school gets out I should try these!

kirstyb said...

hmmmmmm muffins xoxoxox


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