Spiced Carrot Muffins (Sneaking in the Veggies)
I did adapted the recipe a bit because the batter was just to bland for my taste. I’m sure the original recipe was good, but I know if I don’t like the taste neither will Carson.
These carrot muffins baked up nicely with a pretty orange tint to them. Which made it perfect for me to disguise them a bit more and call them Pumpkin Muffins.
If I told Carson they were Carrot Muffins he wouldn’t of touched them. He asked me if he had these muffins before. I told him yes you have this is your favorite pumpkin bread.
Mommy just made them into muffins instead. Carson said I love Pumpkin Muffins so he grabbed one and gobbled it down.
Another mission accomplished!!! I think raisins would be a nice addition to this muffin recipe. So next time I want to add raisins to half of the batter.
Spiced Carrot Muffins
1 3/4 – cups all purpose or whole wheat flour
1/2- cup sugar or applesauce
1/2 – cup brown sugar
2 – teaspoons baking powder
3/4 – teaspoon baking soda
1/2 – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3/4 – cup plain or Greek yogurt
4 – tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 – teaspoon vanilla extract
1 – large egg
1/4 – cup milk
2 – cups peeled, shredded carrots or
3/4 – cup pureed carrots
1/2 – cup raisins, optional
Preheat oven to 375. Line 12 cups of a standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. If not using muffin liners spray each muffin tin with baking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, pumpkin-pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, butter, egg and vanilla. If using pureed carrots add the pureed carrots to the wet ingredients.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
If you want to use less sugar in this muffin recipe you can decrease the sugar amounts to 1/4 cup each.
Cook’s Note: You can also use half whole wheat and half all purpose flour.
Recipe adapted from: Marthastewart.com