Spring and Muffins

Yesterday and today feel like spring. It has been close to 60 if not over 60 and we are loving it. However we still have the feeling of brown all around us. Everything still looks brown. We see a few spots of spring bulbs starting to break through the earth, but not enough to change the overall color you see. We found a book at the library about this, And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano. This book literally talks about how everything is brown and you plant seeds and wait and wait and then one day suddenly everything is green. It is a great book for this time of year at least around here.

This morning we decided to make muffins before heading to school. I pulled out my Deceptively Delicious cookbook (by Jessica Seinfeld) and amended her applesauce muffin recipe. The recipe can be found here. I used whole wheat flour and used raw carrot puree instead of the butternut squash puree.
Hazel helping puree the carrots
I also used more carrots than called for (either squash or carrot in the book). Hazel has no problems eating most vegetables so she doesn't mind me putting them in. Her father on the other hand doesn't really eat enough vegetables so we do try to hide them in things for him.
Hazel mixing the dry ingredients
Hazel of course did the mixing and pouring of measured ingredients. Her technique has definitely improved.
Cracking an egg
She has gotten better with eggs as well, but still needs to do them in a separate bowl so we can get all the shells out.
We ate them warm for breakfast and then rushed off to school. It was one of the first times we were not the first ones in class there. They are changing the start time next week since everyone always comes late to our class. Oh, well. The muffins were delicious!

Oh, and why did we bake muffins today. So we would have something to link up at

Won't you join us over there!! Thanks, Kelly for hosting a great baking party!


  1. Sounds yummy, I love the idea of adding veggie puree into muffins, they look delicious. We are having a bit of spring today as well, the weather is lovely!

  2. Looks delicious! I'm stopping by from Joy in the Jumble blog hop party :-) I'm your newest follower and would love a follow back. :-)

  3. Thanks so much for baking so you could link up! I really appreciate it x

    We do the same thing with the eggs :-) And how funny that you hide the veg from Steve!!! lol.


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