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Are you a fan of carrot cake? Then you will be a fan of these warm, lightened up, spiced carrot muffins which will satisfy even your strongest cravings! | aheadofthyme.com

Spiced Carrot Muffins


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  • Prep Time: <10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: -52370524.233333 minute
  • Yield: 14 muffins
  • Category: Baked Goods

Description

Are you a fan of carrot cake? Then you will be a fan of these warm, lightened up, spiced carrot muffins which will satisfy even your strongest cravings!


Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature (or 1 cup heavy cream + juice of 1/4 of a lemon)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups carrots, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, brown sugar, and buttermilk (or heavy cream with lemon juice). Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until most of the flour is mixed in. Add grated carrots and fold in until just combined.
  3. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners or spray the inside with nonstick baking spray. Spoon enough batter into each mold so they are 90% full. Bake on a rack in the top third of your oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Notes

You can add raisins or chopped walnuts (1/4 cup each) at the same time as carrots if desired.