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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Susan's Carrot Spice Muffins

Susan's Carrot Spice Muffins

2pts on weight watchers

I have been out of wheat flour for quite awhile. I was just to lazy to get the wheat grinder out and grind the wheat berries. Last time we bought wheat we purchased the white wheat berries, which made it perfect for this recipe. These muffins gave me that yummy nudge to get a move on things. Since I was grinding I ground quite a bit so I should be set for a couple weeks.


Now back to the recipe. I made these muffins yesterday and they are a hit with everyone. DD, Brandie, took one to work for her boss and she loved them and asked for the recipe. DH and I ate them for breakfast along with fruit. I used all white whole wheat flour, dark agave nectar, dried currants instead of raisins, and added an extra tablespoon of the soy yogurt. (that was what was left in the carton and it seemed silly to throw it away). I also had about 1/4 cup of lonely blueberries, that were just past the plump eating stage so I threw them in too. The outcome was fantastic. Oh, I took a pinch of sugar and sprinkled the tops before baking. I really need to use a vanilla bean and make me some vanilla sugar. I have to tell everyone that these muffins are the most amazing whole wheat muffin you will ever eat. I rarely use anything but whole wheat flour and most muffins are dense. These yummies are light, moist, and full of flavor. This recipe is a #1 keeper for sure.



You can see the beautiful orange carrots and the bits of blueberries.

Susan you have done it again! Another fantastic recipe. Here is the link to her recipe and beautiful photos. http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/03/carrot-spice-muffins.html

11 comments:

aTxVegn said...

I saw Susan's post for these muffins and they do look really good. Yours turned out great!

Dori said...

These muffins look great, I recently made bran muffins with carrots and raisins in them and a few dk vegan chocolate chips (1 cup chips per 24 muffins). The little bit of chocolate in these make them feel like a decadent treat. These muffins look great too. I also recently made Susan's lasagna (no cook noodles).... fabulous!

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, I am so glad that I was prepared. According to the news this storm is the first in more than thirty years... the reason it was so bad on the electricity wasn't because of the ice, but because of the trees falling down causing poles to break. Electricity running the main power up to numerous rural towns were downed like dominoes along a twenty mile stretch in addition to the trees taking down wires in each town... we were a mess here, but I thank God all our needs were met and that we were able to help others too.

Melody said...

Those look declious.. I am definitely going to give this recipe a try.

I have a blueberry bran muffin that uses whole wheat flour that I will get out for recipe testing. I need to make it again to make sure it works before I send it out.

Jackie said...

Sound wonderful and really tasty. Thanks for the link will have a look.

Judy said...

Love the blog!

Those muffins look so good and hearty. It's pretty impressive that you grind your own wheat berries to make flour - I'm way too lazy for that!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

They're so cute! I do love carrot muffins, and low fat? heck yeah.

SusanV said...

I'm so glad you liked them! Blueberries sound like a wonderful addition, and your photos are making me hungry!

madeinalaska said...

I wish I was more of a baker .. really! I bet the kiddo's would LOVE those cute muffins!

Kati said...

Ooh these look delicious! I will have to try out that recipe. Thanks for vising my blog! :)

KleoPatra said...

Carrots AND blueberries in muffins. Looks sooooooooo good!!!

Wheat berries... interesting!

Linda said...

YUM! doughtnuts!