Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Carrot Flax Muffins

These are a nice, hearty muffin using Alaska grown carrots-which are some of the best due to our extensive daylight and perfect growing temps throughout the summer. These muffins are not really sweet but pack a lot of flavor in each bite.  They really grow on you - my husband (who doesn't usually eat baked goods) actually bagged them up to take on his most recent hunting trip. I took that as a good sign. ~Patti
1-1/2 cups AP Flour
3/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cup oat bran
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla 
2 tablespoons applesauce
2 cups carrots, peeled and shredded
1 cup apple, peeled and shredded
1 cup chopped walnuts

Yield: 12 jumbo muffins

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, place eggs, vanilla, milk and applesauce.

Shred carrots and apple, chop nuts and set aside.

 Whisk eggs, vanilla, milk and apple sauce. Stir in carrots, raisins and apple. By adding these ingredients to the wet mixture, you will stir the batter less. Overworking muffin batter will cause muffins to get tough. No one likes a tough muffin ;)

Whisk dry ingredients together, then add to wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes until golden and toothpick comes out clean.

Viola! Hearty, healthy muffins.

Pam's carrots - which are grown locally in Palmer, Alaska - are the best. 

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