WILD HARVEST Peanut Butter and Raisin Breakfast Muffin

Just a couple of months ago, I was a mere reader sitting in front of the computer soaking in all of your wonderfully fun and inspiring blogs.  I still enjoy your blogs now, but as a fellow blogger!  And I can’t tell you how much I’m loving this community!

So when I heard the announcement that the Healthy Living Blog Conference was going to take place in Boston this year, I instantly packed my luggage (in my head, that is) and started looking for plane tickets.  I absolutely cannot wait to meet the faces behind these precious blogs!

WILD HARVEST, the sponsor of the conference, is hosting a breakfast contest.  Of course, the audacious, daring, and competitive side of me couldn’t pass up this challenge.   Soon after I signed up, a box filled with delightfully enticing goodies was delivered to me, courtesy of SUPERVALUE INC.  There were 10 products in the box of which I had to use at least 3 in my recipe. “Ok, I got this!” I told myself, and with that I politely demanded my creative juices to start churning.  The most challenging part was refraining myself from “tasting” the products, especially those darn animal crackers!  So irresistible!  After much experimentation, a.k.a making a mess in the kitchen, and with the help of my husband’s considerate but critical feedback, I finally landed a winner!

The WILD HARVEST products I used were:  Unsweetened applesauce, California raisins, Peanut butter, Animal crackers, and Cherry vanilla granola.

Peanut Butter and Raisin Breakfast Muffin

Servings: 6 muffins | Prep time: 30 min | Cook time: 25 min

Ingredients:

Dry

  • 1/2 cup ground animal crackers
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs chia seeds
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
Wet
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbs. almond milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 1/2 cup raisins

For the crumbles

  • 2 cup granola, pulse ground into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. butter, cold cut into chunks

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 350F.   Lightly grease a 6 cup muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.  Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet.  Add raisins.
  5. For the crumbles, mix together the granola, maple syrup, and butter in a med bowl (how about using the one you used for the dry ingredients?).  Add the cold butter and work it into the dry ingredients until crumbly.  Hands work best!
  6. Divide the batter equally into prepared muffin cups, about 3/4 full
  7. Sprinkle crumble topping evenly over muffins.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until crumbles are golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool in pan for about 5 min.
  9. Remove from the pan, and ENJOY!

So what do you guys think?  How did I do? 🙂

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23 Responses to WILD HARVEST Peanut Butter and Raisin Breakfast Muffin

  1. carol says:

    Those look mighty tasty Min. I’m thinking you have a winner there.

  2. Those look delicious! Pretty too 🙂 I wish I could go to the conference! I only live an hour away but I’m moving back to Texas a week before it. Ugh!

    • Min says:

      Oh yay! You’re coming back to Texas? Good luck with the move! I’m sure you already know..the weather’s going to be quite brutal around here..So brace yourself!

  3. Michelle says:

    Min, these look so yummy! I have to try them! And how cute are you, baking in the kitchen! 🙂

    • Min says:

      Hehe..the initial concept of the “candid” picture was for me to look very intense and engrossed in my whisking. However, both TIm and I agreed that it just looked awkward, and that I should just do what I normal do… just smile and say cheese!

  4. mmmmmm I want one!! 🙂

  5. Yoonie says:

    Looks like you got yourself a winner there!! Im sure it tastes just as great as it looks yum!

  6. Min says:

    Aww…Thanks you guys! This experience made me want to enter more recipe contests :).

  7. I love them! You did awesome, I would have sat there and ate the animal crackers 😉 I wish I could go to the healthy living blog conference so bad! Maybe next year 🙂

    • Min says:

      Aww..I wish you were coming…:(. That would’ve been pretty awesome! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for next year! 🙂

  8. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    These muffins look amazing! As do all of the products you have to play with – well done on not eating all the ingredients up before the baking 🙂

  9. Ellie says:

    woww this looks sooo good! Great job Min~!!! Wild Harvest has some great stuff. And you look so cute in that picture! xD

    • Min says:

      They really do! Their animal crackers are awesome! I’m going to try their mango salsa tomorrow hehe. Oh and about the picture.. refer to my response to Michelle for the behind the scene details :). Oops..I just realized I said normal instead of normally..

  10. What a cool idea to use the crackers as a sort of flour in these muffins. I bet they were amazing!

    • Min says:

      Yea, I was VERY reluctant to use them bc I just wanted to pop them in my mouth every chance I got! But I have will-power! Oh yea, baby :).

  11. These look and sound amazing, I love that you incorporated ground animal crackers into the batter–so creative! One of my favorite cakes is made with ground graham crackers, so I’m sure I’d love these! I actually received the same shipment from Wild Harvest, so I have everything I need to make my own batch. 😀

    I’m so excited that I’ll get to meet you at HLS!! Just a month and a half away! xoxo ❤

  12. These look delicious!
    I want to go to a blogging conference, but they are always so far from Vegas. I need to save up for one next year! 🙂

  13. I hope you win, those look great!! Have fun in Boston…maybe one day we will meet at one of these conferences 🙂

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