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There are a few things that my daughter just loves. Applesauce. Grapes. Ice Cream. And muffins. All I really have to do is get the muffin pan out and she starts crying for muffins. So I usually have to secretly bake them. Take them out of the oven in secret. I can’t let her see them until they are cool enough to eat, otherwise you won’t hear the end of it until she can have one. She really loves them that much.

Carrot Spice Muffins | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Maybe that’s why there have been so many muffin recipes posted here lately. And there are still lots to come. And my husband isn’t complaining either, because he loves muffins almost as much as Abbi does!!

Here is a delicious muffin recipe that we all enjoyed a lot. And they are full of carrots, so at least I’m getting some veggies into my daughter as well!! This counts as eating vegetables, right?

Carrot Spice Muffins
from Baking From My Home to Yours

makes 12 muffins

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup flavorless oil, such as canola, safflower or corn
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded carrots (about 3, peeled and trimmed)
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/3 cup moist raisins
1/3 cup pecans or walnuts, toasted, cooled and chopped (I left these out because of Abbi)

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Butter or spray a muffin pan with 12 regular sized molds (or use paper liners, or silicone pans). Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the brown sugar, making sure you stir out all of the lumps. In another bowl, whisk the oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract, until it is well combined. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients, and gently but quickly stir to blend. Be careful not to overmix, a few lumps are fine. Stir in the carrots, raisins, and nuts. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a thin knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes, before carefully removing the muffins.

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16 Responses to Carrot Spice Muffins

  1. Kim says:

    I love the picture of Abbi. She's so cute eating her muffin:)
    They look great.

  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Abbi is so cute and those muffins look irresistible. I love Dorie Greenspan.



  3. Abby says:

    Love Dorie! And carrot muffins are a great idea. And it goes w/o saying that Abbi is a dollbaby!

  4. Barbara says:

    That is one happy little face stuffed with muffin, Deborah!

    And these muffins are chock full of goodies. Carrot, coconut, raisins and walnuts. YUM.

  5. Grumpy and HoneyB says:

    Abbi is darling! I love all the photos!!

  6. Joanne says:

    I totally count veggie stuffed muffins as a serving of vegetables 😛

    I love carrot muffins, especially with these spices. Abbi is adorable!

  7. Miss Meat and Potatoes says:

    Your daughter is too cute for words. And at least she's begging for muffins and not chocolate cake…or filet mignon;)

    These look great! Dorie's book is like a baking bible.

  8. Barbara Bakes says:

    Abbi is adorable! I'd bake her all the muffins she wants to eat. I'm going to bookmark these and see if I can get my kids to eat carrots for breakfast too.

  9. Veeda says:

    I haven't tried this recipe yet, but Dorie is a favorite. I have that cookbook and I LOVE it.

    And I think it's so funny that you have to secretly bake from your daughter!

  10. grace says:

    what a precious creature–your gal is a cutie-patootie, deborah! i tend to think that if i'm gonna go to the trouble of grating carrots, i want a luscious carrot cake to be the end result, but these muffins are mighty tempting. 🙂

  11. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Can't believe she's grown that much already, Deb! My goodness, she's so cute!
    I wonder if she'd share a couple of these delicious muffins with me… 😉

  12. cfbrush4 says:


    Please consider submitting your carrot muffins photo as well as some of your other photographs/recipes to FoodGazing.com. FoodGazing.com was launched just a few weeks ago and we are looking for great food photos and recipes.

  13. Georgia says:

    Your daughter is adorable, and lucky her for getting to eat those delicious muffins! Great job!

  14. Lien says:

    What a lovely girl. Great taste too, these muffins look so good.

  15. eatme_delicious says:

    The muffins look amazing and your daughter is so cute! I've only tried a few of Dorie's muffins from her cookbook and need to try the rest like this one!

  16. Ashley says:

    I saw these on your blog a few days ago and HAD to make them! Great post! The only thing that confused me is that the instructions mention currants, but I didn't see them in the ingredient list. I added the same amount of them as raisins. Great recipe – thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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