Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins

So I got this recipe out of the Deceptively Delicious cookbook by Jessica Seinfield. For those of you who haven't heard about it, it is a cookbook that simply adds veggies to your food by hiding them from your kids. Sounds weird, but some of the recipes are actually really good and you can't taste the veggies in them. I haven't tried this recipe yet but my sister says that they are way good!

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup carrot or cauliflower puree
1/2 cup banana puree
1 large egg white
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking pwd
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In bowl, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar with peanut butter, the veggie puree and banana purees, and egg white with spoon. Put flour, baking pwd, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and stir. Add to bowl with peanut butter mixture and stir just to combine (batter will be lumpy- don't overmix). Add remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir once or twice. Divide into a greased 12 cup muffin tin. Bake 350* for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.


VAL and DOUG said...

I'm Ambers sister that loves these muffins. I only use 1/3 cup of brown sugar instead of 1 cup and they are even better. I leave out like 2 T of the 1/3 c brown sugar to mix in at the end. I also add 2Tbls of shortening with the PB mixture, and use the whole egg. (I think a little fat is better for you than too much sugar.) You can use any orange puree for the carrot (like pumpkin or squash). I sprinkle a streusel topping on top before baking. (also from that cookbook pg.50) 2/3 C. oats, 2T brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 Tbls melted trans'fat free margarine. Even my husband loves these!!!

Jaime said...

Thanks Amber for the recipe! I tried it this morning and they are good. Lucas ate a whole one by himself:)hey your sister should join!