Carrot Spice Muffins
 
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Carrot Spice Muffins are moist, spicy, not too sweet, and an excellent grab-and-go breakfast.
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Serves: one dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil melted (you can also use vegetable oil)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened smooth apple sauce (or try pumpkin puree instead!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • finely grated zest of half an orange
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup craisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the melted coconut oil with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until batter is light and smooth. Reduce the mixer speed to low, then add the apple sauce, vanilla and orange zest. Finally, gently stir in the grated carrots and craisins.
  4. Drop batter into a greased or paper-lined muffin tray.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Recipe by the lovely kitchen at http://www.thelovelykitchen.org/2015/10/carrot-spice-muffins/