Basic Carrot Muffins Recipe

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Basic Carrot Muffins
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°C.
  2. Measure first 7 ingredients into a large bowl. Stir and make a well in the center.
  3. Combine next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well. Add to well.
  4. Add grated carrot. Stir until just moistened.
  5. Divide evenly among 12 greased muffin cups.
  6. Top each muffin with some white sugar or some streusel topping. Here is where you can get really creative. Nuts might be nice for some people. Others might want some oatmeal sprinkled on top. You could do many different toppings in one pan.
  7. Bake for 20 - 22 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  8. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.
  9. **There are a few variations listed in the book.
  10. Date Nut Carrot Muffins: Stir in 1/2 cup chopped dates and 1/2 cup chopped pecans into buttermilk mixture. The baking time may need to be longer (20-25 minutes total).
  11. Ginger Oat Carrot Muffins: Reduce Whole wheat flour to 1/2 cup. Add 1/2 cup quick cooking oats. Add 2 tsp finely chopped, peeled gingerroot. Sprinkle tops of muffins with 1/4 cup quick cooking oats before baking. Baking time may need to be longer (20-25 minutes total).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 620.63 Kcal (2598 kJ)
Calories from fat 203.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.57g 35%
Cholesterol 98.05mg 33%
Sodium 573.01mg 24%
Potassium 475.12mg 10%
Total Carbs 94.17g 31%
Sugars 40.15g 161%
Dietary Fiber 3.09g 12%
Protein 10.93g 22%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Calcium 178.3mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 263.47 Kcal (1103 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.58g 35%
Cholesterol 41.63mg 33%
Sodium 243.25mg 24%
Potassium 201.7mg 10%
Total Carbs 39.98g 31%
Sugars 17.04g 161%
Dietary Fiber 1.31g 12%
Protein 4.64g 22%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 14%
Iron 1.6mg 21%
Calcium 75.7mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.7
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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