Easy Carrot muffin - mildly spicy and eggless

Posted by sharada | Tuesday, June 07, 2011 | | 40 comments »

      Always heard from health gurus that Fiber is a must for a healthy lifestyle. So why not include the healthy Fiber ( here we are using  carrots) in our snack item. Yes, this is a recipe for carrot muffin . I would love to call it easy carrot muffin but it is not a sweet one but a mildly savory kind. So lets see how to make carrot muffins...the easy way to healthy eating.
   Do check this link for the recipe.I have done little modification to the original recipe of carrot muffins by using whole wheat flour (atta) in place of all purpose flour and then substituting cinnamon and nutmeg powder in place of pumpkin all spice powder and made it eggless by using flaxseed powder.

Whole wheat flour (atta) --> 1/2 cup plus 6 tbsp
Sugar --> 1/4 cup 
cinnamon powder -->1/2 tsp
nutmeg powder -->1/2 tsp
baking powder --> 1 tsp
baking soda --> 3/8 tsp   ( just under 1/2 but above 1/4 tsp - 2 pinches app)
salt --> 1/4tsp 
yogurt -->6 tbsp
Butter -->2 Tbsp
flaxseed powder -->1/2 tbsp ( dissolved in 1 and 1/2 tbsp of lukewarm water - 10 mins)
shredded carrots -->1 cup  ( 2 1/2 medium carrots)


 1)  Preheat oven to 375 F degrees (180 degree C) Line 6 cups (each 2 1/2 inches wide) of a standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2)   In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, butter, and flaxseed mixture. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add yogurt mixture. Stir until just combined. Fold in carrots.

3)  Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.    Bake for 20 - 30  mins @ 375 F(180 C) and check whether it is done  by  inserting a toothpick  in center .It   should come  out clean. Transfer to a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

      For my palate it was not that savory could have added more spice. So with more modification i need to try again to say it is a keeper. Any ways good to have it with tea as snack.

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