Sunday, January 30, 2011

carrot/walnut muffins

 I think these are pretty healthy, or maybe I've just tricked myself into thinking that they're a healthy because they're so delicious. I added an optional ingredient of grated skin. (oww)

Carrot Walnut Muffins
  •          1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  •          1/2 to 3/4 cups sugar 
  •          1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 
  •          1 teaspoon baking powder 
  •          1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •          1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  •          1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  •          1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  •          1/2 teaspoon salt
  •          2/3 cup canola oil
  •          3 slightly beaten eggs
  •          4-5 cups of grated carrots 
  •          1 & 1/2 cups walnut halves, chopped (optional)
  • * Next time I make these I want to add some oats or bran flakes 
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.               Prepare 2 muffin tins.  Depending on how full you make your muffin cups this         recipe yields between 22-24 muffins, about 2 dozen.
3.               Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl
4.               Add oil and eggs to dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
5.              Fold in grated carrots until all of them are wet with the batter (it will look like a giant carrot mess with hardly any batter to hold it together just make sure all of the carrots contact batter) then add the nuts if you choose to use them.
6.             Scoop into muffin cups. I use a 1/2 cup measure and fill them all the way since these muffins don't rise very much.
7.            Take out when just starting to brown. This takes about 17-19 minutes in my oven then I turn the oven down to 325 for another 3-5 minutes to make sure the middles get all the way cooked.
8.           Let them sit for a few minutes - and then they will be ready to munch on.
Some of my skin is in there somewhere...

Don't you like the lady exercising in the background. She inspires me.


  1. Sounds awesome!! You could add some ground flax seeds to add more fiber!!! :-) I put them in my cookies!! I add pumpkin and sunflower seeds to everything. They are good for you.

  2. I just came across your recipe and tried it - it's really good!! Only thing I changes was I put raisins and walnuts and used half whole wheat and half white flour. Thanks!

    1. I'm glad you liked it! I need to make these again! They're so yummy!


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