When I first moved over here to the UK, I knew I wouldn't be able to bring any of my cookbooks with me at that time. (IS it possible that it was almost 17 years now! My time does fly when you are having fun!) Instead I took a small notebook and wrote down all of my favourite recipes and tried and tries that I didn't want to leave behind. It was a lot easier to carry a notebook with me than a bookcase. 😏
Golden Harvest Muffins was one of the recipes I had written down in that book. Adapted from a recipe which had been published in a Taste of Home Magazine, it has long been our favourite muffins recipe!
No surprise there! It is stogged full of lovely things . . . a combination of white and whole wheat flours, means that they contain an extra bit of healthy fibre.
Grated carrot and apple help towards your five a day . . . (don't burst my bubble, lol)
With grated coconut, and chopped toasted walnuts for a bit of crunchy, moreish nuttiness . . .
Studded with sticky raisins . . . these lovely muffins are little powerhouses of flavour and texture!
Plus they are moist and filled with delicious! The recipe does make a lot (36) but no worries, these are perfect for sharing, and of course they freeze very well.
These are perfect for keeping in the deep freeze. Wrap them up individually and then pop them into a hard container. Then you can take one out as and when you want it. The perfect portable for your tea or coffee break. They make a nice addition for your lunch also, just add some carrot and celery sticks and Bob's your Uncle!
*Golden Harvest Muffins*Makes 24 large muffins
350ml vegetable oil (1 1/2 cups)
120ml milk (1/2 cup)
4 tsp vanilla3 large free range eggs, beaten
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Butter 2 large muffin tins really well, or line with paper liners, buttering the top of the tin. Set aside.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until well risen and a toothpick inserted in the centre of one comes out clean. Store in an airtight container.
Hearty, simple to make and most delicious! What more could a person want? Bon Appetit!