Okay, so lately I stink at blogging. I make stuff I think tastes good, I take pictures of the stuff (not very good ones, but pictures nonetheless), and then…I do nothing. I can’t seem to find the time to sit down and just *do it*. So, I’m going to make this short and sweet. I will tell you I think these are moist and delicious and totally worth baking. I’ve eaten three in the last five hours, and I’m sure I will devour several more before I go to sleep tonight. Yum. Yum. Yum.
I combined three different recipes to come up with this one, so…that makes it my own, right?? ;o) Let’s just say it does.
Carrot Cake Muffins
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 box Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Yellow Cake
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups finely grated carrots
1 cup raisins
1 can crushed pineapple, drained (I actually didn’t have this, so I took about four slices of sliced canned pineapple and ran them through the food processor for a few seconds.)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line 2 muffin tins.
2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, apple sauce, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, sift yellow cake mix, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
4. Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients and mix.
5. Stir in carrots, raisins, and pineapple.
6. Pour in muffin cups until almost full.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I am sure that these muffins would be incredible if topped with some cream cheese icing. I’ll do that for my next muffin. Ooh, and since they have carrots in them, that makes them healthy. Honest.