Saturday, March 22, 2008

Carrot Oat Bran Muffins

Carrot oat bran muffins

Preparation time: 17 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
3/4 cup oat bran
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose whole wheat white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger*
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg*
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves*
2 Tbsp blue agave sweetener or honey
1 cup almond milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp applesauce
1Tbsp vegetable oil
2/3 cup packed, shredded carrots
1/4 cup roasted pecans (To roast pecans, spread on baking sheet and bake for 10 min @ 350 degrees)
1/4 cup cranberries or raisins

* option: replace the nutmeg, ginger and cloves with 1 tsp all spice

Preheat the oven to 375°F, and line 9 tins of a standard muffin pan with muffin papers. In a mixing bowl, combine oat bran, flours, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. In a small mixing bowl, blend agave, almond milk, egg, applesauce and vegetable oil together. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in shredded carrots, pecans and cranberries or raisins. Fill each muffin paper with 2.5 heaping tablespoons of batter. Bake for approximately 25 minutes until muffins are golden and baked through.
Yield: 9 muffins

Adapted from:

I haven't actually tried exactly this combo, but I'm pretty positive it will be good. I needed to write it down somewhere so I could remember how I wanted to make it. :)


Lois said...

so I made these last night... with several substitutions. but they were a little dense, which I didn't expect even with the subs. did you try them yet? how did they turn out?

Paula said...

I'm so sorry! I have made this recipe except that the original calls for 1/4 cup honey instead of the 2 TBSP applesauce & 2 TBSP blue agave. I have subbeded all of the honey for blue agave with no problems. They're not huge & fluffy, but I wouldn't call them dense. Maybe a touch more dense than cake. ??? What sub's did you do?

I think I used more like 1/4 cup applesauce and 2 TBSP oil. The original recipe calls for 1/4 cup veg oil.


Paula said...

The oat bran and whole wheat flours do make a much more dense muffin than all purpose white four would.

Lois said...

well, i had to use only regular flour. And the oat bran-oat mix I found probably had more oats than bran. I don't know where to find almond milk here, so I just used regular. And I didn't have quite enough applesauce. But I'll still try again... Thanks for the recipe.