Carrot Cake Muffins

7
6
6
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
A little bit of what you fancy does you good – so enjoy one of these wholesome muffins – and freeze what you don’t need.

Ingredients

white self-rising flour

2 cup(s)

baking powder

2 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

unpacked brown sugar

4 oz

egg(s)

2 large

vanilla extract

1 tsp

fat free skim milk

¾ cup(s)

reduced-calorie margarine

1¾ oz

uncooked carrot(s)

225 gm, finely grated

raisins

50 gm, (1 3/4oz)To serve:

fat free semi soft cheese

150 gm

powdered sugar

2 tsp

raw orange peel

1 tsp, finely zested

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin wrappers.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, milk and melted margarine together. Stir in the grated carrots and raisins. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases (they will be quite full). Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until risen and firm. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Beat the soft cheese, powdered sugar and orange peel together. Serve with the muffins.The secret of successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing.

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