Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Carrot Spice Muffins
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. She chose Carrot Spice Muffins, which are also called Morning Glory Muffins. These muffins contain shredded carrots, coconut, and raisins. I’ve made morning glory muffins before, in fact they were one of the first recipes I posted on my blog. That recipe was a little different, with applesauce, apple, and pineapple. You can get Dorie’s recipe on Nancy’s blog and don’t forget to check out the links from the other bakers on the Tuesdays with Dorie site.
These muffins are so easy to put together. Grating the carrot is the hardest part, and you can always do that in a food processor if you want. I halved the recipe and still got 8 beautiful muffins. I checked the muffins at 18 minutes and they seemed to be done. I hate dry muffins so I wanted to make sure I didn’t over bake these. These are pretty tasty, but I think next time I would add more raisins, since those seem to add a nice touch of sweetness. I’d maybe up the cinnamon too, because I particularly like cinnamon. The bits of carrot and coconut add a slight crunch. I really liked these and these would be a hit with anyone you shared them with!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 14