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Veggie "Confetti" Muffins

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Invite all the kids - it's a party in the kitchen. These delicious and nutritious veggie "confetti" muffins can be enjoyed anytime, no special occasion required.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) each, chili powder and salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) each diced celery, red pepper, green pepper and shredded carrot
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain low fat yogurt or light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil

Directions:

In a bowl stir together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, seasonings, cheese and vegetables. In another bowl, stir egg, milk, yogurt and oil together until well mixed. Add to flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

Spoon into paper-lined muffin pans. For mini muffins, bake in preheated 400 F oven for 12 -15 minutes. For regular muffins, bake in preheated 375 F oven for 20 minutes.

Breakfast for Learning is the leading non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition in Canada. More recipes and child nutrition resources are available online at www.breakfastforlearning.ca.

Serving Size: Makes 12 Regular or 30 Mini Muffins

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 66 calories, 2g protein,4g total fat (1g saturated fat), 7g carbohydrates, 78mg sodium


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