Tuesday, January 1, 2008

seasonal tuesday.......

so this month i am on seasonal tuesdays......
what can be seasonal about january?
resolutions kept coming to mind and now i am so pumped for my assigned theme, because - this is going to have to be about feeding my kids healthier. my new years resolution is to help my kids love healthy food, even if i have to sneak it in.
i found "deceptively delicious" by jessica seinfeld. the concept is sneaking veggie purees into your kids food and still making it taste fab. so without further delay -

applesauce muffins with carrot puree

topping:
2/3 c old-fashioned oats
1/4 c firm packed brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
2 TB of margarine or butter, melted

Batter:

1 1/2 c flour
1 c old fashioned oats
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c nonfat milk
1/2 c puree carrot or butternut squash

1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c vegetable or canola oil
1 large egg

preheat oven to 400. spray 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray
make topping by combining oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
stir in melted butter.

to make batter, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a large bowl or a plastic bag, shaking it all about...
in a second bowl, mix the applesauce with the milk, vegetable puree, sugar, oil and egg with a wooden spoon. add the flour mixture slowly, stirring just until moistened. do not over mix, the batter will be lumpy.

divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and sprinkle with the topping. bake until topping is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. turn muffins onto a cooling rack and serve warm or cool.

if you are looking for a great kid friendly cook book and an overall great mothering approach to feeding your kids, this fun, retro looking pink book will not disappoint.
i used some christmas money to buy it and spent a night just reading it and soaking it all in. it is a GREAT read.....

2 comments:

Burdett Family said...

Heidi, I have wanted that book forever! I have heard so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I forget which day I have this month....sorry I experience blank brain often...

Shane and Becca said...

Yes, I read this book every time I'm at Borders. It looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!