Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins With Currants

 
Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 004_zpsec34be23.jpg

Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins With Currants

We have been blessed with a wonderful parsnip harvest this spring!  I've been busy creating new parsnip recipes and this is one of them.

Not only does this recipe use some of my homegrown parsnips but it also uses some of my homecanned applesauce - click HERE to see how to make your own applesauce.

Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 006_zpsae59da43.jpg

 
1 1/2 cups bran cereal (I used "All Bran" but bran flakes will work also)
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup butter (melted & cooled)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup dried currants (you may use raisins instead)
3/4 cup parsnips (shredded)
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (use only 1/8 teaspoon if you are using salted butter)
 
Begin by soaking the cereal and currants in the milk - stir and set aside.  With a whisk combine the egg and butter.  Now stir into the egg mixture the applesauce, sugar, parsnips and the cereal mixture from before (the dough should look like the left picture below).  Add the remaining ingredients (the flour, the spices, the baking soda and the salt) and stir just until combined (see the right picture below).   


Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 007_zps45a857b4.jpg Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 008_zpsbfb9fda4.jpg

Spray or butter (or use paper muffin liners) a muffin pan.  Spoon about 1/3 cup of dough into each muffin space and continue until all of the dough has been used (it should be the perfect amount for 12 muffins).  

Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 009_zps27023041.jpg

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan before removing each muffin and placing them on a cooling rack. 
 
Serve warm or allow to cool first & ENJOY!

Spice Parsnip Bran Muffins by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 010_zpsde7afdb1.jpg

 
 
 
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg


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13 comments:

  1. Ooh...Looks pretty good! I've never had parsnip before.
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com

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    1. I just love parsnips - if you ever try them let me know what you think.

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  2. I have to admit I would never have considered a parsnip for muffins, but they're relatively sweet so why not? Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Lisa

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  3. Hey there! Just stopping by to say thanks for the follow on bloglovin'! I'm following you back! Hope you had a wonderful Thursday :o)

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  4. Another blogger was just telling me that she puts parsnips in her pancakes. You put them in muffins... I'm going to have to learn more about the wonders of parsnips. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on foodie friday.

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    1. I know - I love using parsnips in everything!! I still have about 3 more parsnip baked treat recipes to share.
      Thanks again for providing your fun Foodie blog hop!

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  5. Mm, I love that you've used your own applesauce. These sound so very interesting and different. Tanks for sharing on foodie friday

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  6. Hi Angelique. I love putting vegies in my sweet baking. I've never tried parsnips though but it makes perfect sense. My fussy daughter wouldn't be able to pick that up, surely! Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again!

    Anne xx

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    1. WOW - thanks so much! - I hope your daughter likes the hidden veggie baked treat!!

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  7. Those look really good! :) Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

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  8. Angie - parsnip in a muffin - what an idea! I'll have to try it. Cheers

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  9. Wow~ Parsnips never looked so good! Need to try these:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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