Healthy Carrot Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 180.4
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.4 mg
  • Sodium: 184.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Introduction

Great, tasty muffin. For my diet, I find that this muffin with yogurt and/or fruit in the morning is a great strart for the day! Kids absolutely LOVE it with cream cheese frosting on top (like a cupcake). Double the recipe to make it into a cake. (2 layers / 9 inch circle OR 9x13 sheet) Great, tasty muffin. For my diet, I find that this muffin with yogurt and/or fruit in the morning is a great strart for the day! Kids absolutely LOVE it with cream cheese frosting on top (like a cupcake). Double the recipe to make it into a cake. (2 layers / 9 inch circle OR 9x13 sheet)
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoons baking soda
    dash teaspoon salt
    1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 cups white sugar
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce*
    4 cups grated carrots
    3/4 cup chopped walnuts*

    *Applesauce can be replaced with oil for a more traditional carrot cake recipe (more calories/fat).

    **Walnuts are optional. Remove and save about 30 calories per muffin.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan (or spray with nonstick spray). Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and eggs until thick and pale. Stir in the applesauce, then gradually mix in the sifted dry ingredients. Fold in the carrots and nuts.

Seperate into muffin pan (use cupcake paper if you wish) - makes 12 muffins.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Options:
For cake: Bake time is 40 to 45 minutes and you must double the recipe!

For a desert option, frost with your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TAMATHAK1.

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