"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
2 c. flour 3/4 c. sugar 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 2 c. grated carrots (3 med) 1 apple (peeled and grated) 1/2 c. raisins 1/2 c. shredded coconut 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1/4 c. applesauce 3 eggs lightly beaten (can do 1 whole, 2 whites)
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir in carrots, apple, raisins, walnuts, coconut, and applesauce. In a separate bowl beat eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Then stir this into flour mixture just until batter is combined. Spoon into well greased muffin pan, filling to top.
Bake 20-30 min. at 350º
This is one of grandma's (Virgi Diephuis) muffin recipes. The boys will eat these up when they visit grandma and grandpa. But, I also like to make these ahead and bring them along to serve as breakfast in the car when we need to leave early in the morning for a road trip.
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