chop-chop muffin

chop-chop muffins are so named due to all the prep work, but they are worth it. Based on the “Original Morning Glory Muffin” recipe, this is my own adaptation of Pam McKinstry’s concoction.

  • 2 cups unbleached, unbromated white all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 20-oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 2 cups grated carrot (approx 6 medium)
  • 1 smallish zucchini, grated (approx 1/2 to 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Butter or grease 18 muffin cups, or line with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly together in a large bowl. Add pineapple, vegetables, raisins, and nuts and stir well. It will look a lot more like a pasta salad than a muffin mix, but trust me on this.

In another bowl, beat the eggs well and stir in the oil and vanilla. Add to the vegetables and fruit and mix well. Forget that stuff about mixing muffins until “just combined”. It doesn’t apply when you’re making muffins out of cole slaw.

Spoon the slaw batter into the muffin tins or papers. They won’t rise a whole lot, so fill them fairly full.

Bake approximately 30-35 minutes until a knife or toothpick poked into the center comes out without any goo on it. Let the muffins cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before eating. Pineapple chunks will be very hot.

3 thoughts on “chop-chop muffin

  1. OMG sounds yummy. I’ve been avoiding baking with the whole weight loss thing going on, but this sounds healthy enough to still be OK to eat. Must try soon. Thanks for sharing!!

    What’s unbromated? And do you think whole wheat flour would work?

  2. Bromated flour is treated with a chemical solution to make a flour which is more elastic/ rises better on its own. Unbromated flour has a higher protein content but less gluten, and needs more kneading. If you buy *good* white all purpose flour, it is usually unbromated. Brands include King Arthur and Hodgson Mill, to name a few.

    WW flour might work, but these are already quite coarse due to the volume of fruits and veggies. I’d try half wheat, half white first, and see how that worked before going all WW.

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