Carrot Cake Muffins - 2 Guiding Stars
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The key to these moist and delicious muffins is finding good apple butter. Be sure to choose one that has no added sugars: nothing but apples. These muffins are sweetened by the combination of apple butter and date paste for a depth of flavor you’ll adore.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • ¼ cup date paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, carrots, raisins, and walnuts.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the apple butter, date paste, eggs, vanilla, and oil. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until thoroughly moistened.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cups, filling them two-thirds of the way. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 230; Total Fat 9g (12% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 27mg (8% DV); Sodium 430mg (19% DV); Total Carbohydrate 35g (13% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 16g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 4% DV; Manganese 50% DV; Selenium 25% DV; Copper 20% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/carrot-cake-muffins/
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