Carrot and Stick

6 Dec

Carrot Orange Muffins

When not baking, eating, swimming, cycling or running I can sometimes be found playing music. I know, how do I have the time, right? Well, sometimes, I do. And if said music playing takes the form of a saturday morning rehearsal, you need a little sweet treat to look forward to and boost your strength mid-way though. Following on the veg in cake theme started with this Parsnip, Lime and Ginger cake, how about one or two Carrot & Orange muffins? Oh, go on then!

carrot and orange muffins with cinnamon

Carrot & Orange Muffins

Ingredients
250g plain flour
85g caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 oranges, zested & juiced
75g greek yoghurt
75g melted unsalted butter
1 large egg
100g grated carrots

Method
Line 12 cups of a muffin tin with paper liners, and preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and orange zest.

Mix together the orange juice, yoghurt, butter, and egg. Mix this wet mixture into the flour until just combined and then fold in the grated carrots. Divide the batter equally between the muffin cups

Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. Eat when you need a break from disturbing your neighbours!

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