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Jumbo Banana-Carrot Muffins Recipe

Jumbo Banana-Carrot Muffins Recipe

—Julye Byrd, Azle, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, beat egg yolks until light and lemon-colored. Beat in honey and orange peel. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the bananas, carrots and applesauce.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter a third at a time.
  • 3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 9 jumbo muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 200 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.