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I am looking for yummy, and nutricious recipes for things like zuchinni muffins, banana bread, etc.

I really wish the search function was working...but since it is not, does anyone have some ymmy recipes or know of a post that does.

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These are very popular around here. They freeze beautifully and make awesome breakfasts--just thaw a bit, cut in half, toast in the toaster oven and add butter. Mmmmm!

Apple Muffins

(I generally double it and freeze a bunch for fast breakfasts. I get only 16-17 medium sized muffins from the doubled recipe, they are fairly dense.)

3/4 c. whole wheat flour (I use 1 1/4 C)
1 c. flour (I use 1/2 C)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
1 egg, well beaten
1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 whole peeled, cored, grated/chopped apple

Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk, egg, oil and sugar. Add this mixture along with the grated apple to the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. It will be lumpy. Fill greased or paper lined muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

I've been meaning to test out adding more apple. I think it will make the muffin moister and healthier, but I don't know how much would make it TOO moist The original recipe called for 1/4 C or some piddling amount. I usually use a big one, and cut back on the sugar a tad. Sometimes I don't even peel the apple, but you do end up with some skin strips, so that's up to you.

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Someone just sent this recipe for Mango Bread. I haven't tried it, but it sounds good.

Mango Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream or whole milk vanilla yogurt
6 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tsp + 1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon
3 unripe mangoes, shredded (produces about 4 cups)
2 cups walnuts
1/4 cup of turbinado sugar, to top the cakes

Cream butter with sugar, blend in sour cream. Beat in the eggs, one at a
time. Add the extracts and mix thoroughly.
Mix together the dry ingredients with a whisk until fluffy. Slowly add dry
ingredients and shredded mango to butter and sugar mixture, alternating 1
cup at a time. Gently mix in the walnuts.
Grease two bundt pans. Pour in batter, about 2/3 full. Sprinkle top of cakes
with large crystal sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (depending
on depth of bundt pan).
Slice and enjoy!
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I have a yummy one for zuchinni, carrot, apple muffins, but the amount of butter and sugar in them makes it not quite as healthy as I want them to be. I need to tinker with it bit.
I love muffins and would love to add some new healthy ones.

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