Thursday, 4 October 2007

Carrot spice muffins

This uses a bog standard vegan muffin recipe, so if you don't like carrots, raisins and spice, you can omit them and add in your own combinations, my girls favourites are Banana and Choc chip, and Apple and Cinnamon. If you use a sweet fruit like banana you can reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe.
This muffin is very reminiscent of carrot cake, and I'm still working on making a cream-cheese style icing for it, just for those days I feel truly decadent.

Carrot Spice Muffins

2 large carrots, grated
50-100gms oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour (or sub a suitable GF baking mix)
1/2 cup raisins
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp allspice
1 cup rice or soy milk

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until just combined (over mixing muffins makes them tough) pop into a muffin tin and bake 180c for 20 mins on fanbake (so possibly a bit longer for a non fanbake oven)
Makes 12 muffins

Alternatives:

2 mashed bananas and 1/2 cup choc chips
2 large or 3 small grated apples (skin on) and 2 tsps cinnamon
3 or 4 grated or diced pears (depending on how ripe they are) and 2 tsp ginger
2 grated courgettes, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 2 tsp allspice
2 grated courgettes, 1/4 cup baking cocoa

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