Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Peanut Butter Cantaloupe Muffins

This recipe was created by Bobby and I as a homeschool science class.  What better way to learn science and math than by creating and cooking different recipes!!

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

 First, make a cantaloupe puree by filling the blender about 2/3 way full with cantaloupe pieces.  We added a dash of water and then hit puree until it was liquid.  It will make approximately 2 cups of cantaloupe puree.

Mix the following together:
3 eggs
2/3 cup full fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup coconut oil (at room temp/solid)
1 tbsp. vanilla

When that is blended well, add:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar

Finally, add
2/3 cup (freshly made) crunchy peanut butter.  (We use fresh PB from our local Farmer's Market.)

In a different bowl, mix together:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon

Alternate adding the flour with the cantaloupe to the sugar mixture, starting and ending with flour.  Then, set up your muffin tins with liners and pop those bad boys in the oven!

Bobby getting the muffin tins ready

This recipe made 36 muffins.  We topped half of them with a cinnamon sugar mixture and half with a pinch of Michele's Pumpkin Spice Granola for a taste of early fall! 

The muffins baked in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes.  I'm happy to report they are moist and delicious!  A hint of peanut butter and that crisp sweetness of cantaloupe.  A definite success!!


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