Muffins and other sweets, Uncategorized

Weekend Specials

Saturday morning I woke up way too early for a weekend morning, but I decided to get some things done instead of going back to sleep, so I choose all the ingredients to make some muffins: Carrot Raisin Muffins that my husband said they were one of the most delicious I’ve ever done 😉

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of apple cider ( I use it to soak the raisins )
  • 2/3 cup of raisins
  • 2 cups of grated carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • juice from half a lemon ( to activate the baking powder )

Directions: 

Beat the eggs with sugar until creamy. I didn’t use the electric mixer as it was too early but you could do so to save your energy and time ;). Add the melted butter and whisk a bit more. With a wooden spoon mix in the apple cider and raisins followed by the grated carrots. Add the sifted flour mixed with cinnamon and the baking powder on top. Activate the baking powder by adding the lemon juice. Fold in the flour careful not to over mix the batter.

Carrot muffin 2

Carrot muffins

Carrot muffin 1

 

If you believe it or not all 12 muffins disappeared on Saturday as we had them for breakfast, dessert and some of us, the luckiest ones, for dinner. For the Butternut squash Muffins, I used exactly the same ingredients and directions, but I substituted the carrots with the squash. And because I started with the butternut squash I decided to continue on the same note for lunch and snacks for the day.

squash muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins 

squash muffins 2

Sunday’s lunch: Spaghetti Squash with Oven-roasted Butternut Squash:

spaghetti squash

And the weekend’s snacks: Backed oven Acorn Squash and Butternut squash …

Acorn Squash

 

 

Butternutsquash

Well, I think it enough squash for this week, don’t you? Lol

 

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