My oven was broken again and you can probably imagine, that this is not a good thing happening around here. It is back in action since last night and I am thrilled. So today I had to bake something. I decided on carrot muffins. They pack well and are a great snack for my daughter to take to school as an afternoon snack between her classes and theater practice. Carrots and apples keep the muffins moist and walnuts add some crunchiness. Yum. They also keep and freeze well. Just the perfect little treat!
|Carrot Muffins|| || |
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder, (1¾ tsp. for High Altitude)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cups sugar
- ¼ pound carrots, coarsely shredded
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup organic corn oil (! non organic is GM!)
- 2 teaspoons good vanilla
- 1 Granny Smith apple, coarsely shredded
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Line 18 muffin tins with paper or silicon liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
- Mix in the carrots, walnuts, raisins, and coconut flakes. Set aside.
- In a smaller bowl mix together the eggs, the oil, and the vanilla extract.
- Add the shredded apple and mix well.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Stir until just combined.
- Divide dough evenly among the 18 muffin pans.
- Bake for 16 to 20 minutes. Baking times may vary.
- Cool the muffins on a rack and store in an airtight container for up tp five days.
- The muffins also freeze well.
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Recipe adapted from epicurious.com.
Find additional healthy muffin recipes over at Cooking Light.