Thursday, March 21, 2013

Carrot Muffin Recipe

It's hard for me to maintain a healthy diet when all I do is crave carbs all day.  Muffins are my weakness!

So I started searching for a healthier muffin and came across a great recipe from Joy of Baking.  I really enjoyed these muffins.  I was amazed how great they tasted.  They were really moist and flavorful, in fact my family had them for breakfast.

Such a healthier way to start the day!

1/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped 
1 1/3 cups grated raw carrot (about 2-3 peeled carrots)
1 small apple, peeled and grated 
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
3/4 cup granulated white sugar 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 large eggs 
1/2 cup canola oil 
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place paper liners in 12 muffin cups.  In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.  Stir in the nuts.  In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.  Fold the wet ingredients, along with the grated carrot and apple, into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.  Evenly divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.  Makes 12 standard-sized muffins.

recipe adapted from: Joy of Baking

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  1. I'm with you on the carbs Brandi.. These sound really good- I think I will make them one morning this week-end... Would be great with a cup of coffee or juice for the kids. Thanks for sharing...

  2. You know something I can't stand to eat carrot unless it's in a cake form for some reason. This looks good

  3. Hi Brandi! I'm not big on desserts but for some reason I love muffins. Usually I like blueberries. I would have been apprehensive about carrot muffins though. This is interesting! Thanks for sharing and vouching! I'd try it. I have something for sure I want you to check out on the blog from's kinda sort of your area of expertise. Please let me know what you think!

  4. I love me some carbs, girl! I wish they weren't so dang bad for you in big amounts because you know I only eat them in massive amounts!ha
    What a great recipe. Thanks!

  5. These look so good. I may have to try them one day. Ill have to pretty much mince the carrots so my son can't tell what they are though. He loves raw carrots, but the minute they are cooked in any way he runs for the hills. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I have a weakness for them muffins too especially when you have to eat on the run. I love this heakthy version and will give it a try. Looks Yummy!


  7. These sound really good, Brandi! Like little carrot cakes! I'm going to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing :) xx

  8. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my kithen reno post.

    I love carrot muffings, I must make this for Easter!

  9. I could make it through the morning on one of these! The apple, carrots, and nuts would be enough to sustain me, so I'd be A-OK with it! Perfect for Easter Sunday brunch, too!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Sounds delicious,carbs are a hard habit to break,now that I have a working oven I can make some of your great baked goods.

  11. These look yummy, and I think I eat carbs more than anything!

  12. Muffins are my weakness too!!! This looks like a yummy one to try; might as well give in to my craving, right?

  13. These look delicious! I keep meaning to make carrot muffins...I'll have to give these a try.

  14. Those muffins look delicious! I can only imagine how wonderful they would taste with a cup of David's morning coffee. Mmmmm!

  15. YUM!! I have been looking for good muffin recipes to freeze so I can reheat in a snap when needed. These look so good.

  16. YUM!! I have been looking for good muffin recipes to freeze so I can reheat in a snap when needed. These look so good.

  17. My mouth is watering right now Brandi! I love carrot cake and these look really moist. They look so cute in those little paper cups! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've got that cookbook too. Will have to give them a try. Hope you're having a great weekend!



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