Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recipe: Carrot Cake Muffins

I made these little beauts Sunday night:


Carrot Cake Muffin recipe from the NY Times.  Recipe found here.

My modifications:

  • Didn't have turbinado sugar, so used regular brown sugar (is turbinado just courser?)
  • Apparently we've been hitting the cinnamon a little too hard, because I only had 1.5 tsp left, even with trying to tap out the last little specks of cinnamon from the shaker.  So I came up 1/2 tsp short on the cinnamon.
  • Used golden raisins, not pecans.
  • Didn't have buttermilk. Found substitute using milk + lemon juice.
  • I ended up with 18 muffins, not 12.  I would say each muffin hole in our muffin tin is about 2" across.

The recipe was mostly easy, except for the part where we didn't have pre-shredded carrots on hand.  I wasted far too much time trying to shred baby carrots over a grater. 1/2 cup's worth.  Then realized I could throw those baby carrots into our food processor instead.

They're not so bad for you either (and with 18 muffins from the same recipe, that makes my muffins more like 160 calories a piece):

Nutritional information per muffin (based on 12-muffin yield):
239 calories;
1 gram saturated fat;
2 grams polyunsaturated fat;
4 grams monounsaturated fat;
32 milligrams cholesterol;
38 grams carbohydrates;
4 grams dietary fiber;
323 milligrams sodium;
5 grams protein.

Do you like muffins? 
What's your favorite kind of muffin?

Running Warehouse on Facebook is advertising that they are selling select winter stuff at an additional 20% off through the weekend.  See here.  

I am not affiliated with RW, I just appreciate a good sale.  I picked up my first pair of winter running tights at my local running store way discounted at the end of season.  It's a good time to buy stuff!


  1. I love muffins!! I mean they're just cupcakes without the frosting, right?! Banana Nut and Carrot are my favorites... so I'll have to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. OMG those look amazing!! I know I would end up messing them up somehow if I tried baking them. I am a DISASTER in the kitchen!

  3. These look great!
    I haven't made carrot cake in years, definitely going to have to give this recipe a try :)

  4. Lemon Cranberry are my most fav muffins, but I do love carrot muffins. I may give these a try.

  5. thanks for mention the running warehouse sale. i actually went on there and bought my husband a light weight running jacket for the rain. he's been wanting one for, i don't know, two years now.

    better late than never.

  6. Mmm, what a delicious choice for a muffin. I think I could feel virtuous eating these due to the veggies inside it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-8.html

  7. All your comments have me wanting to make more muffins...

    Kathleen- Glad to hear you were able to take advantage of the sale!

    Lisa, I'd definitely count these as a serving of veggies :) Is it ok that it's not my muffin recipe?


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