Recipe by briatherese
"I wanted a healthy breakfast muffin option that wasn't dry! The carrots give this such a delicious and moist texture. A lot can be added or left out of this recipe depending on taste and personal preference; popular options to include are raisins, ground nuts, or chocolate chips."
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whole wheat flour
unsalted butter, room temperature
brown sugar, or to taste
white sugar, or to taste
grated orange zest
cranberries, or more to taste
Chia seeds need to be soaked first before baking. These muffins came out just fine. First of all, I soaked my chia seeds in half cup applesauce to make the gel and used this gel instead of the butter called for. (soak for 5 minutes) No white sugar, just added half cup brown sugar only. Next time will try honey instead. Carrots and banana give it a moist texture but next time will try different ingredients. Great basic recipe for a healthy muffin. Love those chia seeds!
Just made this tonight... and its really good. I might tweak a little for moisture.
Really, really good! My husband loved them, too.
I used 3/4c honey instead of sugar, 1C applesauce instead of banana,1.5C of cranberries and ground them slightly in the food processor. I omitted the orange zest.
I made two batches in one week they were so good! The first time I made 12 regular-sized muffins but had enough batter to also make 2 mini loaves. The second time it made 45 mini muffins.
BEWARE- the batter is THICK. (like, want my husband to stir for me.)
Had to make a few mods... just used whole wheat flour, used coconut oil instead of butter, only the 1/2 cup of brown sugar, used two little snack cups of unsweetened applesauce instead of the banana, and had to use grated apple instead of carrot - they turned out great! This is my new fav muffin recipe. And you can definitely play around with adding other stuff too like nuts or seeds.
These were delicious! I left out the chia seeds but didn't change anything else.
Very tasty! I thought these would not be moist enough, but they're fine. I used spelt flour and honey as the sweetener. Great muffins!
Delish! Subbed out flax for chia and only did brown sugar, but other than that followed recipe exactly. Thank you!
Very forgiving recipe. Came out delicious in spite of the liberties I had to take due to the ingredients I had on hand.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Carrot and Cranberry Muffins
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 216
** Calories from Fat: 76
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