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Orange Carrot Muffins Recipe

Orange Carrot Muffins Recipe

Nutmeg, cloves and orange peel make these carrot muffins a special anytime treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups shredded carrots

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in orange juice. Combine the flour, orange peel, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Fold in carrots.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 173 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.