Magic Muffins – Carrot and Golden Raisin

Carrots for breakfast.  My nutritionist would be proud.  This edition of Magic Muffins is very breakfasty, with a ton of fiber and flavor.  It’s all about the nutmeg.  Oh, and the raisins!

You Will Need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup applesauce (or oil if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3 cups of shredded carrots

Prep

Preheat oven to 350F and grease your muffin pans.  You can use paper liners if you wish, but I prefer the slight crisp on the outside of the muffin when they are baked naked.  This recipe removes easily from the baking pan with just a slight coating of cooking spray.

Mix The Wet Ingredients

Whisk the sugar, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, and applesauce together in a large bowl until smooth.

Mix The Dry Ingredients

Stir flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder together in a medium bowl.

Combine and Bake

Mix the dry into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Fold in the carrots, and raisins.  Bake for 20-25 min for extra large muffins (full muffin cups).  Mine baked for exactly 25 minutes and they were perfect.

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