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HappyHippy

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Really easy carrot cake muffins
« on: January 17, 2011, 12:47:14 pm »
I made these again yesterday - OMG I'd forgotten how good they are so thought I'd better share ! They are superb, absolutely the BEST muffin you'll ever taste :yum:
Apologies to all those on diets - but you shouldn't be reading about cakes anyway ;) ;D ;D

Carrot Cake Muffins

10oz / 280g plain flour (I usually mix plain and wholemeal)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
100ml of fresh orange juice (preferably with "bits")
2 tablespoons honey
5oz / 140g of caster sugar
6oz / 165g carrot finely grated
6oz / 165g carrot coarse grated
100ml vegetable or sunflower oil
3oz / 85grams sultanas or raisins

Put wet ingredients in one bowl and sift dry ingredients into another. Add the two together and stir until just combined. Don't over mix or they'll lose their lightness and become tough and chewy !

Butter a 12 hole standard silicone muffin tray if not lining with paper cases. This will generally make 12 big muffins in lined muffin tins or 14 slightly smaller ones if in unlined silicone bakeware muffin trays.
(Where icing with cream cheese frosting, I use muffin cases inside the trays. I don't bother if I'm not icing)

Preheat the oven to 180deg C - Fan oven and bake for approx 25mins
For the cream cheese icing - I usually just take a good 3 > 4 tablespoons of cream cheese and add as much icing sugar as required to get the right consistency. Start with a little and gradually beat more in with a wooden spoon.

Can be modified for other flavours - banana, walnut and chop chip is a hit with the kids and raspberry and white choc mmmmmmmmmmm off to put the oven on  :wave:


egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 02:00:12 pm »
this is VERY naughty of you to post this HH!!  I am nearing the end of my first week of "healthy eating"  and this was NOT a good find........ can i abstain i wonder or do i 'need' to make these for the children....hhhmmmmmmnnnnn

Smiler

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 02:37:28 pm »
Nahh, they've got carrots in, therefore they count towards your 5-a-day  ;D

Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
    • Movement is Life
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 04:12:40 pm »
Looks to me like most (!) of the ingredients are very healthy.... ;D ;D ;D and with the carrots and raisins being good sources of fibre sounds like they are a must!

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 05:32:26 pm »
well in THAT case.......whistles as she heads off to the kitchen......

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 07:00:06 pm »
As long as you drink a can of diet coke it'll cancel out the calories  ;) ;D ;D ;D

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 07:38:32 pm »
Did you also know that if you eat very quickly, or no one sees you eating the calories don't count either  ;)

Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

egglady

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Really easy carrot cake muffins
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 10:04:05 pm »
slimming club tomorrow - i fi dont lose any wieght you lot are for it!

 

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