24 Reviews

I can't Review this yet but it's something I'll be trying tomorrow. It sounds tasty! On a side note: Unless you follow the recipe exactly as the OP states I see no reason to give bad reviews! I find it unnecessary and unhelpful. It doesn't make sense to Review a recipe if you don't follow instructions! Rant over...happy cooking :-)

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The Veganista September 18, 2009

These are very versatile, moist and flavorful The recipe makes a lot! I ended up with 15 large & 30 mini muffins.
I had been wanting to use up some coconut oil I had on hand, so in place of the shortening I did so with great results. If you haven't tried coconut oil in baking, you should. At room temperature it's liquid; around 70 and below, it's a solid which creams beautifully with sugar in baked goods. If you're worried about the coconut flavor taking over your baked goods, it really doesn't. It's a heart healthier option than shortening, vegetable or corn oils.
I went with the shredded carrot option, which was a breeze to do in the food processor grating attachment. Lastly, I subbed 1 c. of whole wheat flour for one of the cups of AP flour called for. I also added 1 t. ground cinnamon, 1/2 t. ground nutmeg and a dash of ground cloves. The house smelled amazing while they baked.
While the first 2 pans were baking, I played around with the remaining batter and added some raisins and topped the last pan of muffins with some finely chopped praline pecans.
I froze about 2/3 of the muffins so we can pull them out the night before and have "fresh" muffins for breakfast, it works...try it!
Thanks for sharing, we'll be making these again!

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Larawithoutau March 05, 2013

I give this one 5 stars, this is absolutely FABULOUS. I have been trying to find a use for my shredded carrots (I'm not really one for eating carrots) and saw this online, at first it sounded gross & I almost passed it by. SO glad I didn't! I agree with the Veganista, you can't very well make a whole bunch of changes to this recipe and then give it a low rating-you're kind of going by your own recipe, try the OP's recipe before you knock it. Just saying. However, I decided to be brave and make a couple of changes myself, knowing I could have ruined this spectacular recipe. I used one of the little applesauce cups in place of the orange juice, since I didn't have any. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp vanilla for a little extra flavor (I LOVE cinnamon and vanilla!), as well as butter since I had no Crisco. The smell of these in the oven had me drooling, and they came out PERFECTLY. I have no doubt that even without my changes these would have been just as wonderful. This one has been shared with everyone that I know, I'll be making these frequently for my little boy! :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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StephieP March 21, 2012

Unfortunately, I only give this recipe 2 stars and that's with making a lot of changes. I used apple sauce and olive oil in place of the shortning, added cinnamon and nutmeg and used freesh carrots that I cooked in the microwave. These did rise but they were just okay.

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campergirls3 May 18, 2009

yummy!

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yayitsnotacid December 07, 2008

These are very tasty and moist. The carrot is very subtle but gives it a little earthy boost, a little sweetness. I only give out 5 stars if they make me drool, but these are very good.

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MoreWithLessMom November 17, 2008

We made this and like most others substituted the shortening with butter, and instead of orange juice we used carrot juice, making them banana-carrot muffins i guess.

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laura.clair August 04, 2008

Used butter instead of shortening and fresh grated carrots (why would you use canned-yech) and these were excellent. Shared with coworkers and friends and got rave reviews.

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Chef Plope July 30, 2008

I have to say I was disappointed in these muffins. I read the reviews before baking which is what made me want to try them. These muffins were dry, they did have a banana taste and with shaved carrots you could taste them. But over all, they did rise and looked yummy...but I like a moist muffin, and these were far from moist. Sorry. Thanks for sharing your recipe though. Cheers

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lovinmykids May 02, 2008

These are so good! My kids just gobbled them up. Next time I will be really careful to mash the carrots really, really well. Every now and then I take a bite, and it's all canned carrot tasting. Not delicious. But other than my own carelessness, there is not one single thing wrong with this recipe. I made as written except subbed margarine. Next time I will do half margarine and half applesauce. I think I will also try with half whole wheat flour next time as well. Thanks for a really great recipe I will make again and again!

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Amanda Beth March 29, 2008
Banana Carrot Muffins