As we approach another Thanksgiving, I am reminded that for all the uncertainty and turmoil throughout the world, I have blessings worth celebrating this Thanksgiving Season. Love of family and friends. Food for my family, and the resources to provide food for those in need. Good health, employment. And those “free” things we always take for granted: sunshine, water, kindness, helping hands, laughter, love.
Here’s to counting our blessings this Thanksgiving…for me, they far outweigh the trouble. Here’s a simple recipe for a breakfast or brunch treat that can be made ahead and frozen until ready to eat. Let the kids help and be part of the celebration.
3/4 C sugar 1/4 C oil (I used coconut, but you can use whatever you choose).
2 C unsweetened applesauce 1 C shredded carrots 3 eggs.
Mix these ingredients together until blended. Set aside.
2 C flour ( I use a mix of oat flour, whole wheat and white). 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp each of nutmeg, cloves, ginger. Ad this to the wet mixture and stir until blended. Optional: Add one C chopped walnuts and/or diced apple.
Pour into paper lined muffin pans. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes about 16 muffins.
While they’re baking, here is a link to some great books that teach kids how to be thankful.
May your blessings be many this holiday season!