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Recipes July 9, 2019

Carrot Muffins

Image Kate Headley

STEPS

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs or tofu, milk, honey, and oil.

3. Add the sugar, flour, cracked wheat, bran, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until just combined.

4. Stir in the carrots, walnuts, and currants or raisins.

5. Place in 12 individual muffin tins and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 20 minutes.

Yield: 12 muffins

Nutrients per serving (values for eggs and non-fat milk): Calories: 299; Total Fat: 16 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Carbohydrate: 37 g; Dietary Fiber: 6 g; Sugars: 17 g (Added sugars 7 g); Protein: 8 g; Sodium: 270 mg; Potassium: 221 mg; Calcium: 106 mg; Vitamin D: 17 IU; Iron 2 mg.

(Tbsp = tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon; g = grams; mg = milligrams; IU = International Units)

Recipe adapted from The Pescetarian Plan by Janis Jibrin, recipes by Sidra Forman (Ballantine Books, 2014)

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs or 3/4 cup pureed silken tofu
  • 3/4 cup milk, almond milk, or soy milk
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or other plant oil (e.g., canola, soybean)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup stone ground whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cracked wheat, soaked in 1/3 cup boiling water for 5 minutes
  • 3/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup currants or raisins

Comments (4)

coul you make these muffins wih less sugar

Posted by: dee dee | July 9, 2019 5:28 PM    Report this comment

are these diabete friendly

Posted by: dee dee | July 9, 2019 5:29 PM    Report this comment

I made these this morning with eggs and 2% milk, and they made 18 standard sized muffins. They are very good, although I will add more cinnamon next time. We'll see how my grandchildren like them tomorrow morning.

Posted by: jdaawa | July 16, 2019 11:41 AM    Report this comment

My grandchildren weren't impressed - for them they need more sugar and more cinnamon. I was confused about the nutritional information so ran the ingredients through a program I have - the nutritional info given (299 calories) is for 1 muffin, not 1 "serving."

Posted by: jdaawa | July 18, 2019 1:21 PM    Report this comment

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