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Carrot Ginger Muffins

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

With just 100 calories each, these delicious carrot ginger muffins are the perfect way to satisfy that cake craving, without doing too much damage to your diet.

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 and a 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large carrot, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp dry powdered ginger
  • 1/8 tsp mixed ground spice
  • 1/8 tbsp vanilla

(This recipe makes 12 muffins)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray, or lay out patty cases.
  2. Cut the butter into small cubes and let it soften.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder and butter in a large bowl. Make sure the butter gets broken down into fine pieces.
  4. Add the ginger, sugars, carrot, milk, egg, vanilla and spices. Mix well.
    Scoop into the muffin tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
  5. Let cool, and enjoy!


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