Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TWD - Carrot spice muffins




This week's Tuesday with Dorie choice is positively healthy - it contains no butter, and has oodles of carrots!  Nancy of The Dogs Eat The Crumbs has chosen Dorie's Carrot Spice Muffins, described by Dorie as a muffin-version of a carrot cake, but less dense and sweet. 

As well as a cup of grated carrots (thank goodness for the grater attachment on my food processor), these muffins contain walnuts for some crunch, and a good dash of cinnamon.

 

I think these muffins tasted best the next day, once all the flavours had melded.

Thanks to our host, Nancy, who will post the recipe.  To see what the other TWD members thought of these muffins, visit the LYL section of the TWD website. 

19 comments:

Nicola said...

These are my favourite muffins. I make them quite often. Who knew something so healthy could be so delicious! :-)

Kayte said...

They look really good...especially in their little blue outfits, makes them look like they are going to a party! I might make these up but am taking a 2 week vacation from the blog, going on vacation and getting Matt ready for transfer to college. I'll keep tabs on what you are making though, as I can read blogs anywhere!!

yummychunklet said...

How great do these muffins look? I love the blue papers. I have to admit that I haven't been baking as much from Dorie's Baking book. I need to crack it open more!

Cindy said...

Well, Dorie created another winner. I added dates and toasted coconut. So yummy. Love your bright blue wraps, quite festive. Have a great week.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm going to make these for a health conscious friend! :D

The Blonde Duck said...

My mom would love these!

Flourchild said...

I loved them! I agree the next day was good eatin! Yours look perfect!

Jessica said...

Love the vibrant blue muffin liners! These were a great pick, I agree.

Nicole said...

I guess these are healthy, I didn't think of that! I really liked them. I loved the spices they contained.

Anne said...

I agree your muffins look so happy in their bright wrappers! I feel bad that these didn't last long enough to enjoy the second day flavors at our house!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yes, very handsome blue outfits on those muffins! what a healthy, sunny way to start the day!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I agree - they were fab when they came out of the oven, but ten times better the next day! :) Yours look great!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Your muffins are so cheery looking! I'm glad you liked them and I agree that the next day they were especially delicious. Thanks for baking with me this week.

Elaine said...

Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes, so I know I would love these muffins, They look so cute in those blue liners!

Jennifer said...

I love the bright blue liners! Your muffins look wonderful!!!!!

TeaLady said...

These were good, weren't they. And healthy, yeah, we'll go with that.....
Love the blue muffin cups..

Lauren Hairston said...

I love (almost) anything with carrots. My mom likes to tell a story of how I ate so many jars of carrot and of sweet potato baby food that my nose turned orange. I still love carrots and sweet potatoes, but thankfully, my nose hasn't changed color!

jillbert said...

They look really lovely! I didn't make them because I had just made some other carrot muffins, but I'd like to give these a try.

margot said...

The look terrific! I didn't make them until 7 PM on Tuesday and didn't try them until the next morning, so it worked out perfectly to eat them after they'd rested a bit.