Carrot date muffins
With the festive baking season how could I not bake something special apart from the regulars that I do every week. But with my very busy personal life doing something out of the routine becomes very hard and involves lot of planning. Hence I wanted to bake something simple and less time consuming for Christmas this time. The carrot date Muffin is perfect for this festive season. The seasonal red carrots and warm spices like cinnamon powder and fresh ginger sure gives a Christmasy feel to carrot and date muffins recipe.
Carrot date Muffins
Carrot date Muffins are healthy, easy to make and would also serve as a quick breakfast, snack box treat for kids, after school snack or a delicious dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for your party guests. One recipe which serves so many purposes! Because of its versatility carrot date Muffins a must try this festive season, don’t to think? Let’s have a look at the simple recipe.
How to make carrot date muffins
This recipe makes 6 large muffins or 8-10 smaller ones. You can double the recipe to make a bigger batch.
Cane sugar Sri Lankan Cinnamon Pure vanilla extract
- Whole wheat flour 80g
- Red carrot 1/3 cup
- Raw cane sugar 30 g
- Dates 6-7
- Egg 1
- Melted Butter 25 g
- Hot water 1/3 cup
- Sri Lankan Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon
- Grated Ginger 1 teaspoon
- Vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
- Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Roasted and chopped almonds 1/4 cup
- Chop the dates and soak in hot water for half an hour.
- Sieve the wheat flour with baking powder for 2-3 times.
- Beat the egg with a blender till fluffy. Add sugar and beat it for another minute.
- Add grated carrot, melted butter, grated Ginger, Cinnamon powder and vanilla extract. Add the soaked dates along with half the amount of water. Give it all a mix with a spatula.
- Add the flour in batches and fold it in with a spatula. Add rest of the water that was used for soaking dates to adjust the batter consistency if required.
- Add half the amount of chopped almonds and give it a light mix.
- Scoop the batter in the muffin moulds, top it with chopped almonds. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.
- You can use the orange carrots as well.
- Replace an egg with 1/4 cup of curd for eggless version.
- I have used Sri Lankan Cinnamon powder. You can use regular Cinnamon powder.
- You can use powdered Jaggery or any other sweetner instead of cane sugar.
- Fresh ginger added a very nice flavor along with cinnamon. You could replace with ginger powder as well though I would recommend fresh ginger.
- Walnuts can also be used instead of almonds or combination of both.
Do have a look at the other Christmas recipes Christmas fruit cake, fruit and nut Christmas trees.
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