I’m not sure how hygenic this baking segment seems but I wanted to show the reality of cooking in my house.  I have a little helper.  If I don’t put her up on the counter then she moves a stool over and precariously, teeters on it.  I used to try to engineer another activity to entertain her while I cooked but then I started to think “Maybe this can be ‘our thing’, maybe this is our activity and maybe I need to let go of some of the control and maybe things won’t turn out”.  So here is reality when making Morning glory muffins.  There are a tonne of different recipes out there for this type of muffins.  This happens to be my favourite and it makes A LOT (see end of post) but it can easily be halved.  I first started using the recipe when I was catering breakfasts for “Perfect Pear” in London.  The nuts and dried fruit can be anything you have in the house.  I’m using dried cranberries and pepitos today (pumpkin seeds) because I’ve got them and I’m taking some of these muffins to places where nuts are not allowed.

In my bowl I’ve got; 4 cups grated carrots,2 grated apples (I leave the skins on), 5 eggs, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups crushed pineapple, 2 cups shredded coconut, 1 1/2 cups dried fruit, 1 1/2 cups nuts.

This is what you’re looking for.

This is reality…

 Sometimes in reality the ingredients get taken out of the bowl and returned a few times just because it’s fun.

 Making muffins is apparently VERY exciting.  It’s made even better if you wave the measuring cups around and yell.

 Add in; 4 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp. cinnamon and 5 1/2 cup flour

Mix, make sure you do this just before bathtime for both of you.  This stuff sticks like glue. 

 BAKE!  330 until a knife comes clean (about 15 minutes).

Muffins for everybody!  These also freeze very well.

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