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Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

6 muffins

Kristine Couture of Farnham, Quebec starts the day in a healthy way with these scrumptious carrot muffins. Extras make a guilt-free afternoon pick-me-up with coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat spreadable margarine
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, beat the margarine, orange juice and egg on medium speed for 1 minute (mixture will not be smooth). Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in carrots and raisins.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill half full with batter. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 145 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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