With Perfectly Imperfect Produce, helping your family get into a healthier routine this back to school season is as easy as ABC! Literally!
Today we're sharing these "ABC Muffins" made with Apples, Bananas and Carrots. They are the perfect way to add micronutrients into a delicious school snack, a simple breakfast on the go for busy mornings, or a not-to-sweet dessert. It's so yummy the kids won't even realize it's good for them!
Thanks so much to our loyal customer Chrissy Walters for sending us her recipe and allowing us to share it on Fox 8's New Day Cleveland! We love seeing how you all are using our "ugly" produce and getting creative in the kitchen to turn "imperfect" fruits and veggies into perfectly beautiful meals.
Chrissy's ABC Muffins are the perfect use for the apples we rescued this week from our friends at Quarry Hill Orchard. They're a little bruised on the outside but sweeter than candy on the inside. She was brilliant to sneak in those two legged carrots from Drift Hills Farms and some overripe bananas from this week's box for added nutrition. Since we're a local business based right here in Ohio, we are able to rescue produce from local farms and help them get paid for all their hard work so that none of their crop goes to waste!
Let's get to it!
/Apple Banana Carrot Muffins/
by PIP customer Chrissy Walters
1 large handful of carrots
2 apples (peeled and cored) or 2 small zucchini
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup oil (I used coconut oil)
3/4 cup applesauce
1 c sugar (I used coconut sugar) or 1/2 cup honey
3 cups flour (I used almond flour)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
Put bananas, carrots, apples or zucchini in a food processor and pulse until chopped finely. Spray muffin tin and/or loaf pan or use muffin cup liners. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well with a stand or hand mixer. Spoon into muffin cups or loaf pan. Bake in muffin tin for approximately 20-25 min (50 minutes for a loaf) at 375 degrees. Makes one loaf and 12 muffins. Or 24 muffins.
We hear from customers all the time who tell us that with new surprises arriving from us at their doorstep each week, it challenges their family to try new foods that they might not otherwise pick out at the grocery store. Our Recipe Developer Aubrey sends you a new recipe each week to give you some inspiration for how to use the items in each box. Look for a new one from her tomorrow! And then of course we share ideas from customers like Chrissy via our Instagram and Facebook pages. Make sure you show us how you're creating adventure in your own kitchen by tagging us @perfectlyimperfectproduce!
To make it even easier for you to get back to a healthier routine this season, we're offering 50% off your first subscription box. Use code BACKTOHEALTHY now through the end of September. Visit our website at www.perfectlyimperfectproduce.com to check out all our box options.
Watch us tomorrow (Thursday, September 5th) LIVE on Fox 8's New Day Cleveland where we'll show you how to make this recipe!