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Monday, February 18, 2013

Carrot Spice Muffins

Another weekend, another batch of muffins!  This time I went for a recipe with some bran and wheat germ and a little bit of "spice".  This one is tagged as "dark and nutritious with spicy overtones".  Verdict is below!
 
Carrot Spice Muffins (Source: Company's Coming - Muffins and More)
A dense, moist muffin with an all-around nice flavor
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups natural bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
 
2 eggs
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I didn't put the walnuts in so that I could send the muffins to school/daycare)
1 cup chopped dates or raising (I used raisins)
 
Preheat oven to 400F.
 
In a large bowl, combine the flour, bran, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a well in the middle.
 
In a separate bowl, beat eggs.  Add in the molasses, oil, milk, vinegar, carrot, walnuts and dates/raisins.  Stir to combine.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir just to moisten.  Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes (20 at my house). 

VERDICT:

My hubby said these were good, but not as good as the raisin muffins.  The kids loved these, and I thought they were nice.  A dense and moist muffin, a hit in my book.  I didn't find them that "spicy". Just all-around nice flavour. 
 

15 comments:

  1. Mmmm! Love carrot muffins, and I love that there is molasses in these!

    I have just discovered your Scrumptious Sunday Link Party....linked up, and have followed you on FB and Twitter, and have subscribed to your blog! I am looking forward to browsing through your recipes! :)
    Hope you have a great week!

    ~ Joy from Yesterfood
    http://yesterfood.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome Joy!! So nice to have you join me here!

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  2. I can smell them from here (licking my lips)! Awesome recipe. More muffins this weekend!

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    1. Oh you can be sure of that...always more muffins at our house :-) Have a great day Mary!

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  3. A Good muffin is always welcome! Especially since I have all the ingredients :-)

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  4. These look delicious! I love carrot cake but have never made carrot muffins before!

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  5. It's my first time to your delicious blog! These muffins look so tasty, I wish I was enjoying one now with my coffee! I'm going to browse around and see what other goodies you have. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  6. Beautiful I just recently made carrot muffins and they were as tasty as your's look. Andi

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  7. I love carrot in desserts! I'm stopping by from Marvelous Monday linky party. I'm hosting a party and hope you will post a few great recipes! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/03/tried-and-true-recipe-party-3.html

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  8. These look scrumptious, my mom will love them. She's coming to visit in two weeks. I'll have to make them for her. I would love for you to share them at link party going on now at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Xo
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  9. These look amazing! I love how you are using good natural ingredients! Molasses, you smarty! I can't wait to try these.

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  10. These look and sound lovely. Thank you for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday!

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  11. I have never tried carrot muffins before! I can't wait to make them for my children. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

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  12. These look delicious! And I love that there's wheat germ in them! I'm featuring this on my blog tomorrow night and pinning it!

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  13. Featuring YOU today! Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/03/20-roll-muffin-pastry-recipes-link.html

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