I mixed up a batch of these to try last night. I had a handful of baby carrots, so I steamed them in the microwave, and once they were softened I used my stick blender to puree the carrots and bananas in the large bowl. Two medium bananas made 1/2 cup puree. I was worried about the amount of leavening with the amount of flour, but the flavor was great. I used Gold Medal white whole wheat flour. I didn't have natural peanut butter, so Jif worked just fine for me. Great flavor, nice muffins. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I made these to take as a snack to our child birth class - we are encouraged to bring healthy snacks! Everyone loved them and no one could guess the secret ingredient! I know this recipe will come in handy once our baby hits toddler-hood.
These don't last two days in my house! I've made them with both carrot and cauliflower puree and I think the carrot is better since it's sweeter. I follow the recipe exactly, except that I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy. My husband likes these just as much as my daughter. I usually make a double batch and them freeze them individually. A few seconds in the microwave and you have a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. I am loving the Deceptively Delicious cookbook - it's the only way I'm able to get my toddler to eat her veggies!
I loved this! I made them for my kids. You cannot even taste the carrot puree...and I used white flour instead of wheat. Also, I made them in the mini muffin tin to make them kid friendly! Loved it!
I made these yesterday and I don't think there are any left. My sister (who is one of the pickiest 27 yo's I know and who claims she can tell if there's any thing in a dish that she doesn't like...which is most vegetables) even liked them. I made them with cauliflower (you cannot taste it!) and all purpose flour b/c I didn't have wheat on hand. I'll definitely make them again.
While these were tasty, they're certainly not flying out of my kitchen like most muffins do. I think it's because they are really dark and everyone thinks they're burnt. I had a really hard time with the cook time - after 20 minutes they were still totally doughy in the centers, but the outsides were starting to brown. Maybe I made them too large? I got 12 muffins. They didn't rise real well either, they actually sunk down in the centers - again, something I think happened because of the cook time. Next time I'll cook them about 30-40 minutes at 325. I am glad this was posted though, gourmetmomma, because I was anxious to try some of the Deceptively Delicious recipes! Thanks!
I was surprised at how good these were! I happened to have a pureed carrot/sweet potato mix and pureed cauliflower in my freezer, so I did a 1/4 cup of each. Still very yummy!