Carrot cake muffins to make with little people!

Beta-carotene rich carrot muffins which is great for the immune system & your eye sight!!

Beta-carotene rich carrot muffins which is great for the immune system & your eye sight!!

In my post last night I mentioned baking carrot cake muffins. We have been munching on them all day and they are delicious, so here is the easy peasy recipe. I have other vegetable based recipes which I will share with you another day.

Ingredients

175g wholemeal self-raising flour

75g dark brown sugar (muscavado)

2 tsps baking powder

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract (in liquid form- I use Neilson Massey which I think is the best, extract not essence)

225g grated carrot (on average 3 large carrots)

A handful of sultanas if you like them

120ml rapeseed or sunflower oil

small pinch of nutmeg or ginger, to flavour

All ready for the oven, carrots galore!!

All ready for the oven, carrots galore!!

Method

* Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/350F/Gass Mark 4

* Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar and the baking powder

*Whisk the eggs and add them to the flour mixture together with the vanilla extract, the grated carrot and the oil and spice flavouring. Mix thoroughly, making sure all the flour has been taken up by the mixture. (I also sometimes add a handful of sultanas which adds a lovely texture and sweetness)

*Line a 12x cup cake or muffin tray with paper cake liners (I usually use muffin cases, but standard size fairy cake cases are fine. We used mini cases today which are lovely bite size cakes)

*Spoon your mixture evenly into the cases and bake for 25 minutes if using muffin cases, 20 minutes for fairy cases and around 18 minutes for the mini cases. Keep an eye on them and always test with a sharp knife to see if they are cooked. If the knife comes out wet put them back in the oven. If it is clean they are cooked and place them on a cooling rack.

*Serve them hot or cold, with or without natural yoghurt, ice cream or creme fraiche. Eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner or as a snack. I promise they will not last much longer than a day!!!

Freshly baked carrot muffins.

Freshly baked carrot muffins.

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2 thoughts on “Carrot cake muffins to make with little people!

  1. Carrot cake references make me smile. Our daughter, when she was about four years old, was checking out the cake display at the bakery. When she got to the carrot cake, her face changed to one of shock, pointed at it and said “Ewwwwwww”. After moving on to the next cake, she went back to her near drooling.

    It was then that we decided she was starting to read. 🙂

    • That is a lovely story. I first made these to make our boy eat veg!! At first I didn’t even tell him there was carrot in. Now he happily eats them and he know about the carrot!!

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