Great food on a sailboat is so important. In the winter when the weather is cold I love to fire up the oven and bake. However, when it’s hot I don’t want the extra heat in the cabin. So here’s one of my favorite really old breakfast/snack muffin recipes.
Glory Sailing Muffins
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups flour (I like whole wheat)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1 large tart apple peeled and grated
1/2 cup coconut (sweetened)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (your choice)
3 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease muffin pan.
Soak the raisins in a small bowl of hot water covered while you work. Use a whisk to blend all the dry ingreadints in a large bowl. Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut and nuts. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, oil juice and vanilla. Add to dry mix and stir until moistened. Drain the raisins and stir into mix.
Divide equally into muffin tins and bake 20-30 minutes. Let them cool in the muffin pan for about 10 minutes before turning out on cooling rack. Makes 12 muffins.
Glory Sailing Muffins are a wonderful breakfast when underway and can be made ahead. They are also a nice snack when at the helm in the wee hours when backed with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Every sailboat galley should these muffins as part of their menu.