Saturday, October 4, 2014

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins and Giveaway

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins
Wishing all of you celebrating Eid a blessed Eid.
Eid Mubarak.
I had the opportunity to taste the creamy new Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream made with pure coconut cream. This non-dairy and lactose free whipped cream is perfect for vegans, and those who are lactose intolerant. Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream is cholesterol free and has 13% fat. It taste just like the regular whipped cream that my family and I are used to, and is fabulous served with fruit, dessert, and hot beverages. 
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This new Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream is available at Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Metro, Sobey’s, No Frills and many other independent grocers for $2.99 to $3.49 

I served this flavourful Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins with the Gay Lea Coconut Whipped Cream, which everyone in my family enjoyed. 

2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 apple peel, core and shred
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar *
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla (I didn't use)
2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut (1/4 cup optional for sprinkling on top)
1/2 cup raisins

*I reduced the sugar to 1 cup brown sugar

Combine the carrots and apples and keep it aside. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and leave it aside. Beat the oil and sugar using a handheld electric mixer on high speed until it becomes light in colour then add the eggs one at a time. If adding vanilla, add it then add the flour mixture in thirds, alternating them with two equal additions of the carrot mixture and mixing until combined. 

Mix in the coconut and raisins to the mixture. Scoop the batter to the lined muffin cups and if you wish sprinkle shredded coconut over the tops if you wish before baking it for about 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 400F oven. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. The muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.


My family and I enjoyed making 24 muffins by adapting this Morning Glory Muffins from the Model Bakery cookbook that has 75 delicious recipes to make baked goods such as breads, yeasted sweets, breakfast favourites, cakes, pies and tarts, and cookies. The introduction of the book explains the ingredients, equipment and basic techniques.


Giveaway:
This giveaway is open to everyone in Ontario. It includes 4 dessert plates, dessert forks, napkins, napkin rings and a pie server. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
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46 comments:

  1. Hi,I live in Newfoundland and I love whip cream on fresh fruit !

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  2. I live is SW Ontario. I love whipped cream on ice cream sundaes.

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  3. In Toronto and I love gay Lea whipped cream! We just bought some today and I made hot chocolate with whipped cream top for my girls. It's delicious!

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  4. I live in St. Marys ontario and I love whipped cream on pumpkin pie...or even by itself

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  5. I live in Ontario and nothing like some whipped cream on Pumpkin pie!

    Lori R Jackson

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  6. This sounds awesome! I live in Ontario (GTA), and I always think of pumpkin pie or strawberry shortcake for whipped cream!

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  7. I'm from Allenford, Ontario (near Sauble Beach).
    I enjoy whipped cream on fruit crumbles.

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  8. I live in Hamilton, Ontario. I enjoy whipped cream the most on pumpkin pie but on almost any dessert

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  9. I'm in London Ontario and I enjoy whipped cream with just about every dessert out there.

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  10. such a lovely lovely muffins.,.... great work dear

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  11. I live in Ontario. I love whip cream on top of icecream pies!

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  12. I live in Kitchener Ontario, We love our whipped cream with ice cream :)

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  13. I live in Hamilton , Ontario , love whipped cream on a mocha coffee !

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  14. I live in Ontario. I love whipped cream on apple crisp.

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  15. I live in Baden, ON. I love Whip cream with strawberries, Ontario strawberries!

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  16. I live in Cookstown Ontario and I love whipped cream with anything

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  17. I live in York, ON. and I love whipped cream on my pumpkin pie.

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  18. I live in Ontario (GTA) and I love whipped cream with strawberries!!

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  19. I live in Ontario (GTA) and I love whipped cream with strawberries!!

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  20. I am from Ontario and enjoy whipped cream the most with Apple Pie

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  21. I live in Cayuga Ontario and I love whipped cream on pie!

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  22. i live in pickering and love whipped cream with fresh fruit

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  23. I live in Lindsay Ontario and enjoy my whip cream on jello.

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  24. Sarnia, Ont
    i love whipped cream on pie!

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  25. I live in London, ON and I love whipped cream on hot chocolate! (Judy Cowan)

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  26. I live a bit outside of Ottawa in Ontario. I enjoy whipped cream with pie and with strawberries :)

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  27. I live in Hamilton, Ontario and love whip cream on pancakes. This would be so good, coconut pancakes.

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  28. I love Gaylea Half fat in my coffee daily I'm in London Ontario

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  29. I live in Etobicoke, ON I usually like whipped cream with strawberries

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  30. I live in Grimsby and i have whipped cream on pie and ice cream and my flavoured coffee and hot chocolate

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  31. I live in Guelph and I love whipped cream with berries and pancakes.

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  32. I live in Delhi and I love whipped cream on anything, especially my pumpkin pie!!

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  33. I live in Toronto and I love whipped cream on pies, pancakes and hot chocolate!

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  34. I am in the Toronto area. I love whipped cream on my strawberries.

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  35. I'm in Toronto, and I love whipped cream with lattes.

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  36. I'm in Toronto & love whipped cream on pie!

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  37. I live in Barrie and I like whipped cream on pie, especially pumpkin pie.

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  38. I live in Hamilton. Whipped cream on home made rice pudding is amazing
    (Debbie W)

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  39. I live in Hamilton, Ontario. I enjoy whipped cream on pumpkin pie.

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  40. I love the flavors of coconut.... looks like a perfect carrot apple muffin. :)

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  41. I live in eatern ON, love whipped cream on blueberry pie

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  42. Ontario and I like whipped cream with coconut cream pie

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  43. I am in Kingston. Love whipped cream on waffles, crepes and pumpkin pie!

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  44. TOronto. I love whipped cream on sticky date pudding.

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