1 cup mix leftover grains (dry cereal, flax seed, oat bran, malt-o-meal, oatmeal, bran flakes, etc.)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon all-spice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sweetener of choice ( I typically use ¼ Cup Agave nectar, ¼ Cup Molasses)
1 cup soy milk OR water, or a mix of both
1/4 cup applesauce or mashed banana
1 1/2 cups grated carrots (or another grated Vegetable- Zucchini would be marvelous!)
1 to 1 1/2 cups mixed dried nuts and/or fruit... even chocolate chips! (I recently used 1/2 cup of raisins, 1/2 cup dates, 1/2 cup chopped almonds)
1/2 cup shredded coconut*
Combine dry ingredients (through Baking Soda). In a separate, larger bowl mix all moist ingredients (through Applesauce/Banana), attempting to make the mixture as smooth as possible. Add dry ingredients, half at a time, mixing just to incorporate. If the batter seems too moist add 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour. Finish by incorporating the remaining "mix-in" ingredients. Pour into prepared muffin pans and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
*(If you prefer sweeter muffins, you may consider using sweetened coconut.)
Coconut Lime Glaze (Optional, but for the Sweet-toothed at heart): 1 cup powdered sugar, juice of 1/2 a lime and a splash of coconut extract.