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Whole Grains = Fiber + Flavor Food Whole-Grain Baking Whole grains provide a delicious and natural flavor to baked goods, and the “good-for-you” health benefits and fiber that doctors often advise to get more of in our diets. If you’ve never tried baking with whole grains, don’t be intimidated. Give it a try. Keep in mind that a gradual transition may be the best approach, as not all recipes can be successfully transitioned to whole wheat simply by changing the flours. Top bakers recommend trying recipes already designed and tested with whole wheat or grains. The following photos and tempting recipes were provided by King Arthur Flour, and more can be found on the Web site Morning Glory Muffins 1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) raisins 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour, traditional or white whole wheat 1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups (7 ounces) carrots, peeled and grated 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored and grated 1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup (2 ounces) chopped walnuts 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) sunflower seeds or wheat germ, optional 3 large eggs 2/3 cup (4 5/8 ounces) vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup (2 ounces) orange juice Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin, or line it with papers and spray the inside of the papers. In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water, and set them aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt. Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, nuts and sunflower seeds or wheat germ, if using. In a separate bowl, beat together JANUARY 2009 the eggs, oil, vanilla and orange juice. Add to the flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened. Drain the raisins and stir them in. Divide the batter among the wells of the prepared pan (they’ll be full almost to the top; that’s OK). Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, until nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes in their pan on a rack, then turn out of pans to finish cooling.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - January 2009

The Villages - January 2009
The Happiest Losers
5K Fun Run
Top Medicine at Home
Sports and Recreation
Mission in Medicine
Club Gives Blood Together
Villages Greenery
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - January 2009