My favourite kind of muffins are carrot; there, I said it. My favourite kind of breakfast pastry includes a vegetable. But, I always end up eating more than one muffin because, well, their just too delicious to stop myself; but that meant I needed to make them a bit better for me if I was going to give into my urge to eat another every time. These babies are my recipe for 100 calorie Carrot-Ginger Muffins; this is my personal favourite recipe I’ve found. They stay the most moist, even if they are stored for a few days and they are even better with a little ricotta cheese on top!
Number of Servings: 12
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 large shredded carrot
1/4 cup skim milk (almond milk works as well!)
1 tsp fresh minced ginger
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins (I also add raisins but they can be left out if you don't like them as much as I do!)
1.Preheat oven to 350*F (180*C).
2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder with the butter, using a pastry cutter to break down the butter into fine pieces mixed with the flour.
3. Add sugars, ginger, carrot, milk, beaten egg, vanilla, and spices to the mixture and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or spatula.
4. Add raisins if using them.
5. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool.
I love food; whether it be cooking a classic for myself, something I found in a recipe book and am trying for the first time; but, sometimes I’m lazy, and would rather meet with a friend out somewhere high end where ‘tartar’ is definitely on the menu, or a dive bar where I can get a can of my favourite cider for $5 and our whole meal is under $20. I can do it all, that’s how far my love of food spreads.
I decided to start a little ‘blog’ if you will, to show off a bit more of my personality and to get a little deeper into my cooking skills and tastes. There is a warning with this blog, you will get hungry and possibly aroused by the way I speak about my personal favourite treats for my tongue. Go grab a snack, I’ll wait until you get back….ready? Great, let’s start into Chef Marilyn’s kitchen, I’ll spill some of my secret recipes for you and give you insight on where to find me munching down out on the town.