Carrot Spice Muffins

Picture from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

There are a few vegan sites I go to for recipes. One of them is Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. Her recipes are simple, tasty, and healthy. Yesterday, I was craving muffins. Unfortunately, the only store that sells muffins near my work is Dunkin’ Donuts (enough said!) I did a quick search online and found this recipe for carrot spice muffins. Mine were darker than the muffins featured in the picture but they were still delicious!

Carrot Spice Muffins

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt (or 4oz)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 3)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease a muffins pan or use liners.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a small bowl, stir, and slowly add to the dry. Fold in carrots and raisins.
  3. Spoon batter into the muffins pans (the batter will be thick). Sprinkle a little extra turbinado sugar on top then bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins. Each contains: 132 Calories (kcal); 1 g Total Fat; (4% calories from fat); 3 g Protein; 30 g Carbohydrate; 0 mg Cholesterol; 244 mg Sodium; 3 g Fiber

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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