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Carrot Raisin Muffins Recipe

Patti Wolfe Bailey of Chanute, Kansas shares these moist muffins that are full of sweet raisins and carrots. "My husband likes them at breakfast along with his cereal," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine eggs, honey, yogurt, oil, lemon juice and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in carrots, raisins and nuts if desired. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

One muffin (prepared without nuts) equals 189 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.