Carrot Muffins

"I've tried many variations of carrot muffins, and these are by far the best! They aren't too sweet, they have the perfect amount of carrots in them, they stay moist, and they're good for you!!!"
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
12 muffins
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Beat egg lightly in large bowl.
  • Add orange juice, margarine, and sugar, beat well.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Stir into egg mixture, mix only till moistened.
  • Gently fold in shredded carrots (I shred the carrots in my food processor).
  • Spoon into well greased muffin pans about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.

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Reviews

  1. Rabab A.
    A very good recipe ... I made it with some changes after reading the reviews ... I used brown instead of white sugar then added an additional 1/4 cup of white sugar ... I used all purpose flour as I didn't have whole wheat flour ... I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla ... used vegetable oil instead of margarine ... added 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon ... they were moist and really good ... but they took a bit longer to bake than stated about 27 min ... next time I would substitute orange juice with apples pealed, shredded, processed, then sifted ... as I prefer apple with carrots ... I would also add 1/3-1/2 cup of walnuts to the batter ... will add some whole oats on top and maybe a tsp of coconut ... thank you so much for posting a great recipe!
     
  2. nanbiondo
    This recipe is excellent. I did make these changes to suit my tastes:<br/>Sub'd 1C White Flour & 1C Almond Flour<br/>Sub'd Brown Sugar for white<br/>Sub'd Buttermilk for OJ<br/>Sub'd Butter for Marg.<br/>Added vanilla, 3/4 tsp Allspice, <1/2 tsp Ground Clove<br/>Sprinkled Brown Sugar mixed w/ cinnamon on top before baking.<br/><br/>Next time I will cut back on the butter by 1/4 C.
     
  3. GrumpyIrishLady
    Excellent recipe. I switched butter for the margarine as I refuse to use chemicals in my cooking. Not to mention butter tastes much better! ;) Used fine grate for carrots and the resulting cupcakes were dense and moist. I sprinkled a little sugar on top before baling to give them a crunchy sheen. Everyone loved them. Will definitely make again!
     
  4. PainterCook
    We baked these for an early morning birdwatching stint and everyone loved them. Here's what I did differently: 1/2 cup canola oil vs. margarine; 1/2 cup raisins; and 1/2 cup brown sugar vs. white. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract and an extra dash of cinnamon.
     
  5. CristianaBarata
    Best carrot muffins ever! You can never tell it's whole wheat!<br/><br/>I turned some of them into cupcakes by adding a cinammon frosting - it just worked amazingly well!<br/><br/>- Cinammon frosting:<br/>250 gr. cream cheese<br/>5 tbs softened butter<br/>300 gr icing sugar<br/>1 tsp cinammon
     
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Tweaks

  1. GrumpyIrishLady
    Excellent recipe. I switched butter for the margarine as I refuse to use chemicals in my cooking. Not to mention butter tastes much better! ;) Used fine grate for carrots and the resulting cupcakes were dense and moist. I sprinkled a little sugar on top before baling to give them a crunchy sheen. Everyone loved them. Will definitely make again!
     
  2. rayosunshine96
    I used only normal flour. I added vanilla and orange zest
     
  3. Casey C.
    My kids love carrot muffins, so we have tried at least a half dozen different recipes. Tried this one today and it is definitely our new favorite. Very moist and yummy. We used butter instead of margarine.
     
  4. WinnipegMom
    Great muffin! I shredded my carrots on the fine grater to try and hide them from my kids and it worked! I really enjoyed that these had whole wheat flour in them. We all love these. I also substituted the orange juice with sour milk and the margarine with oil. I'll be making these again and again.
     
  5. piseag
    Very yummy! These were easy to put together and came out perfect. I substituted butter for the margarine and added nutmeg, ground cloves and allspice for a little more zing. I think raisins would be a nice addition too--but I like them as is. Thank-you!
     

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