Friday, September 3, 2010

I Love Breakfast on the Weekends!

A lazy morning in Oklahoma. Yes it's hot enough to be playing in the sprinkler that early!

Sunday's are for church, Mondays are for getting back in to the groove of school and work and Saturdays are for pancakes! What better day than Saturday than to do something special for breakfast. I love all breakfast breads and a Saturday doesn't pass by that I don't get out the flour and eggs and think, now what to make for breakfast. There's just nothing better than a tall cup of coffee and some pancakes, or waffles or homemade muffins. What I don't appreciate is the fact that with all the tastiness of a family ritual also comes a not so healthy addition to our diets.

While we were visiting our friends, the Meiers, in OK, Joshua, who is one of the best cooks I've ever met, made these delicious muffins. He pulled them out of a Martha Stewart cookbook that he scored at a White Elephant Christmas party last year. Someone didn't know what they were missing. They are moist, delicious and HEALTHY to boot! Not to mention the recipe is super flexible. You can sub out the raisins for currants, blueberries, craisins or figs (my favorite!). And you can sub out the carrots for zucchini if that's what you happen to have in the fridge.

Anyway, check it out. I think you will love it! And make it this Saturday morning to unwind from the busy week.


Makes 12.

Thanks Joshua and Melissa (and Martha) for a terrific lazy morning!


  1. yum! i love saturdays too. lazy is my middle name and its nice when i get to accomplish that : )

  2. looks great! i am a big baker so will definitely make these...

  3. I actually packed these in Patrick's snack for school last week and I think I will make them on our snack day at Aeneas's school. His teacher encourages healthy snacks. It is quickly becoming a staple in our house.

  4. anna! i miss you so much i really hope to see you in the mountains this year! love you:)