Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday-Funday... with, Pumpkin Everything Muffins!

  Happy Sunday Fellow Optimist!

  Finally, a sunny Sunday here in Atlanta! I know we are sure to be doing some grilling later out by the pool- but for now... it's ALL about the, Sunday Muffin!

  We (kids and I) decided to make a healthy version of an Everything Muffin... We had pumpkin and various nuts and seeds... so it seemed like an obvious choice. Although, it was requested by little Kayla for there to be NO coconut, so, we left that out ;) I will only cook something that takes two bowls or less on a Sunday- so, we had to be super efficient!

 This is what we came up with...


(into one large bowl)  #1

~3 cups whole grain pastry flour
~1 TB baking powder
~1 TB cinnamon (ground)
~pinch of cardamom
~1 tsp of freshly ground nutmeg
~1 pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
~1 cup coconut sugar- or, organic evaporated cane juice

(into one medium bowl)  #2

~3 farm fresh eggs
~1/2 cup melted coconut oil
~2 tsp of organic vanilla
~1 1/2 cup organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

 (making it EVERYTHING)

~1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
~1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
~1/2 cup raw chopped walnuts
~1/2 cup raisins (I prefer the golden kind)


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line 2 muffin tins with paper liners

using a whisk, thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients in bowl #1.

using the same whisk, whisk together all the wet ingredients in bowl #2. Make a well in the center of bowl #1, pour all wet ingredients from bowl #2 right in. Now, switch to using a wooden spoon and gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry.

add the sunflower seeds, chocolate, walnuts, and raisins into bowl #1. Gently, but EVENLY, completely incorporate all ingredients. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop batter evenly into waiting lined muffin cups.

Bake for 15 minutes, then rotate the pans. Continue baking until muffins feel 'springy' to the touch and are golden brown on top. Cool for 5 minutes in to pan, then turn muffins out on a wire tray to cool completely.

Ahhh... Sunday... Now, to the POOL!

Love and Gratitude,


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