You'll think you hit the jackpot when you take a bite of these babies. Happily healthy with whole wheat flour and other nutritious goodies, put your money on these muffins for breakfast or as the perfect anytime snack. Recipe is from the La Leache League International cookbook "Whole Foods for the Whole Family" and credited to Cathy Grant (Richmond, British Columbia), Marion Bueche (Gray, Saskatchewan) and Margaret J. Donner (Kitchner, Ontario). Prep time does not include time to grate carrots.
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄3 cup honey or 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk or 1⁄2 cup yogurt
- 1⁄3 cup oil or 1⁄3 cup melted butter or 1⁄3 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups grated carrots
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix together dry ingredients- flour, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice.
- Mix together wet ingredients- honey/brown sugar, egg, buttermilk/yogurt, oil, vanilla and the carrots, raisins and nuts.
- Stir the wet and dry ingredients together until just moistened.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Scrumptious and much healthier than the coffee cake I made on the weekend! I cheated with grating the carrots, just chopped them up and dumped them in the mini food processor set to grind. I used 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice -- I imagine it's probably about the same. I used honey, buttermilk and applesauce. These made exactly 18 muffins and took exactly 15 minutes to cook. I could barely wait for them to cool to eat one. Yum!
I just inhaled two of these, warm from the oven. So so good. I used gluten free flour, brown sugar Splenda, sour cream (instead of buttermilk), melted margarine, and dried cranberries (instead of raisins). This made 12 rounded muffins for me that were done after 18 minutes. They were moist without being goopy. I'd love to try this in a loaf pan as a quick bread - mostly so that there will be more surface area for me to slather butter on a warm slice. Thank you for posting!
Left out the raisins and they were still really delicious! Always looking for new things to make for breakfast, and this one was a winner with us!