By cuisinebymae on March 05, 2004
Photo by Chef #1802587320
Photo by Chef #1802587320
"Moist and light. These are the only way my toddlers will eat carrots."
Serving Size: 1 (1033 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These were very good. I did take a few liberties based on what I read in reviews and just on our personal tastes. I used 1/2 cup sugar and about another 1/4 cup brown sugar. I subbed half the oil for applesauce, and I used half wheat flour in place of the all purpose flour. They looked and tasted great, and the cook time and temp were spot on. I appreciate that these are a fairly healthy snack and one that even my picky son enjoyed."
"I had some leftover canned pineapple, so I decided to give this recipe a try. The muffins are super good and both my husband and I said that these should definitely be made again. I used 1/2 c. Equal (I'm a diabetic) and 1/2 c. brown sugar instead of the 1 c. of sugar. Everything else remained the same. I filled my muffin tins to the top and got 10 beautiful, moist, and yummy muffins. The 20 minute cooking time was right on the money."
"Carrots and kids do not usually go together, but when my daughter first tasted these, she yelled out, Yum! and proceeded to eat almost two whole muffins in one sitting!! I made a few changes such as adding raisins and using half dark brown sugar. I also topped mine with almonds for some crunch. I was able to make 20 muffins with the changes to recipe, which, from my calculation, came out to about 140 calories per muffin. I froze the extras for snacking in the future. For more info. on what I did and for pictures, visit my blog."
"To all the confused out there the word "drained" means use a can of crushed pineapple, although it may seem brilliant to use a fresh pineapple - you are making a bitter disaster! As the pineapple in its raw form is not only bitter when baking but the baking soda then causes the muffin to sort of explode upon itself this is not true when using canned syrup-pineapple. You will find the tops separating, and the structure of the muffin - for lack of a better word - implodes upon itself. However the flaw in this muffin is how sweet it is. CulinaryExplorer has provided some useful hints, though.
Thanks to her!"
"These muffins really disappointed me. My boyfriend still ate them, but they didn't resemble what we expected based on all of the great reviews. They puffed up and then fell flat. I used a greased non-stick muffin pan. Several people said they didn't fill the cups more than 2/3-3/4. No one I read said why. I figured the cups overflowed a bit or the tops were puffier than desired. What I got was a flat cookie-like muffin top that came right off, and uncovered a bottom of muffin ruins. No cohesive muffin shape at all. I have crumbs. I squeezed all of the liquid from fresh finely chopped pineapple. The recipe doesn't say canned, so I used fresh. There were not nearly enough carrots for us. It was as though carrots were just an ingredient, not that they were carrot muffins. I agree with the sugar reduction. I reduced to 3/4 cup and could go less next time. I would use some whole wheat flour next time as it lacked heartiness. Think I would go for some raisins and walnuts next time too... then again, maybe I'll just use a different recipe."
"Lovely muffin. I made the following subs to make them healthier: Replaced half the oil with 1/3 cup apple sauce. Used half the sugar Sub 1/2 cup wholewheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour for the flour in the recipe."
"Added nuts to the mix and they were to die for good! Wouldn't change a thing!"
"Forgot to give it the stars - Definitely a 5 star recipe!
"These are wonderful! They are a little sweet (reduce sugar by 1/4 c.) and very moist. They turned out beautifully and were a great addition to our Tuna-Quinoa salad."
"These were great!! But I was disappointed with the amount of oil and sugar :( I good healthy idea sorta ruined. However, you can't deny that they are yummmmmmy!"
"Very yummy. My children love this. I got 18 muffins and cooked mine for 18 mins."
"These were very good and hubby said it was a keeper. I used splenda instead of sugar. I made 12 regular size muffins and 12 mini ones. Thanks for posting the recipe."
"This is an awesome recipe...just remember not to overfill your muffin cups.....as I did because they rise beautifully...great recipe...thanks!"
"Wonderful recipe! I made these for my 17 month old daughter and she loves them. She keeps running into the kitchen and asking for "more". I changed slightly, using 1/2c. applesauce for some of the oil and using 1/2c. oatmeal (put in food processor first) for part of the flour. Definately a keeper...THANKS!!! Oh, and she always refuses to eat her carrots...until now."
"Great muffins. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup (1/4 brown, 1/4 white), add grated carrot and grated zuchinni (well drained), pineapple and raisins. Yummy!"
"I made these with applesauce in place of the oil. I loved them. The kids didn't care for them. I think that if the carrots had been more finely shredded and of they didn't know carrots were involved they would have loved them. They have some sort of aversion to veggies in muffins. It's a great recipe and not one muffin went to waste."
"Great recipe! I used 1/2 cup of cake flour to lighten the muffins, and then substituted 1/2 cup of applesauce for part of the oil. They are really moist and bake up light and fluffy."
"Yum!! Perfect texture, easy to make, and kind of healthy! DH wouldn't even try it when he saw the pineapple and carrots (men!!) but DS and myself inhaled them! Thanks for the recipe! Definitely making it again."
"OMG....were these divine my husband and 6 year old daughter also had no problem helping me devour them!!!Def making again!Thanks for a killer muffin recipe!"