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.

Ingredients:
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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)


Method:
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 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.

Verdict:
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      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.





40 comments

  1. Vimitha Anand // June 07, 2011  

    Loved the spicy version... Would love to make it soon...

  2. Sunanda // June 07, 2011  

    Wow muffins looks perfectly baked one.. Loved adding spices in that..
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  3. Hari Chandana // June 07, 2011  

    Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)
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  4. Aruna Manikandan // June 08, 2011  

    looks perfect and delicious dear :)

  5. Priya // June 08, 2011  

    Thats a wonderful,prefectly baked filling muffins,sooo inviting..

  6. Zareena // June 08, 2011  

    I love muffins a lot and am sure gonna try this out.

  7. Hamaree Rasoi // June 08, 2011  

    Lovely looking carrot muffins dear. Must have tasted delicious.

    Deepa
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  8. julie // June 08, 2011  

    Looks perfect..loved the spicy part,n wheat flour usage sounds good..

  9. Suja // June 08, 2011  

    Perfectly baked..yum yum

  10. Sensible Vegetarian // June 08, 2011  

    Lovely spicy muffin.

  11. divya // June 08, 2011  

    Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

  12. Babli // June 09, 2011  

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    Carrot muffin looks soft, lovely, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  13. Pari // June 09, 2011  

    Hi Sharada, First time here, U have a nice space and the muffins look and sound great. Glad to follow u.

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  14. Padhu // June 09, 2011  

    Simply fabulous.

  15. Treat and Trick // June 09, 2011  

    Perfect texture and so yummy!

  16. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine // June 09, 2011  

    This sounds very healthy to me...you have a nice space here, .do visit my blog whenever time permits..

  17. Jay // June 09, 2011  

    great job...yummy recipe..
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  18. aipi // June 10, 2011  

    Yum, wow, lovely flavors in there.
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  19. Vimitha Anand // June 12, 2011  

    U have some awards waiting in my space.. Pls do drop by and collect them dear..

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  20. Ambreen // June 13, 2011  

    Delicious muffins! It made my mouth water :)

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  21. Divya Vikram // June 13, 2011  

    Perfect way to sneak in carrots. looks delicious.

  22. Nithu // June 14, 2011  

    Muffins look wonderful. I would like to invite you to our "Quick and easy recipe mela" and enter your recipe. We would be glad to see your participation. Thanks.

  23. chitraj.hegde // June 16, 2011  

    Muffin looks so yummy!very nice combo....loved it

  24. arthi // June 16, 2011  

    coming after a very long break..very yummy muffins..

  25. Macrobid // June 18, 2011  

    I was searching for blogs related to muffins. Great work .My kids will love it.

    Thanks
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  26. Treat and Trick // June 21, 2011  

    Looks beautiful and perfect!

  27. Plateful // June 22, 2011  

    Savory muffins and that too eggless....? Sounds and looks awesome!!

  28. Shanthi // July 07, 2011  

    Perfect and love the spicy version

  29. neha // July 13, 2011  

    Perfectly baked muffins.. love the spice..

  30. Rinku Naveen // August 02, 2011  

    Wow! That's a healthy recipe indeed..Yummy muffins

  31. Niru // August 06, 2011  

    spicy muffins..looks great

  32. khushi // August 16, 2011  

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  33. Megha // September 05, 2011  

    lovely muffins and ver nice receipe for vegetarians
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  34. Torviewtoronto // September 25, 2011  

    delicious looking muffins looks wonderful
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  35. Aarthi // November 24, 2011  

    Awesome..Thanks for posting this..First time here..I am your new follower..Do check my blog sometime..

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  36. Sayali // February 01, 2012  

    Amazing recipes for sweets..Happy to know and folow you :)

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    nice space vth tasty dishes...happy 2 visit here....visit my space when u find sum time....
    this muffins looks delicious vth tempting pics.....
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  38. Jiboombaa // January 07, 2013  

    healthy version of muffins....

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