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Carrot pineapple muffins

April 25, 2009

Carrot Pineapple Muffin

This is really a pretty healthy muffin recipe – carrots, pineapple, applesauce and wheat flour.  And it tastes really good too.  I found the original recipe at Sugar Duchess.  She made two loaves of bread with it, but I wanted single servings that could be frozen too, so I made muffins instead.  I made a few changes to the original recipe, but the basics are the same.  I’m happy with how the muffins turned out.  I admit I ate two of them while I was trying to get a picture.  Sugar Duchess says she loved the bread even more on day 2, so I’m looking forward to having one for breakfast tomorrow.

Recipe:  Carrot Pineapple Muffin

(muffins adapted from Sugar Duchess)

3 cups all-purpose flour  (I used 1 c. whole wheat flour, 2 Tbsp. soy flour, and remaining was all-purpose flour)

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cup vegetable oil  (I used 1 c. unsweetened applesauce)

1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

(I sprinkled a little cane sugar on top of my muffins before baking them.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans (or two muffin pans).  In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  In another bowl, beat the eggs; add carrots, oil (or applesauce), pineapple, and vanilla.  Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.  The batter will be quite thick.  Fold in nuts, if desired.

Spoon into loaf pans (or muffin tins).  Bake bread for 50-70 minutes (and muffins for 16-18 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from baking pans and cool completely on wire racks.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2009 4:04 am

    Yay! I’m so happy that you like the recipe! And I love how you adapted them to be more healthy, too. Eat them all — no guilt. :)

  2. April 26, 2009 4:29 am

    Yikes, those look good but might actually be too healthy for us! :)

  3. oneordinaryday permalink
    May 1, 2009 8:47 pm

    Sugar Duchess – Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

    Ingrid – I kind of feel like they’re guilt-free too. Maybe that’s not exactly a good thing though. :)

    – Michelle

  4. Heather permalink
    July 4, 2013 9:32 am

    Any suggestions on a substitute for the sugar in this recipe?

  5. oneordinaryday permalink
    July 22, 2013 9:30 am

    Heather – I’m sorry, but I don’t use artificial sweeteners so I can’t recommend one to you. I do know there are a lot of alternatives that measure the same as sugar. I hope you find one that works for you.
    ~ Michelle

  6. eleanore pabarue permalink
    March 3, 2018 5:08 pm

    Just made these1 Great way to use up shredded carrots from Trader Joe’s! I’ll bet you could cut the sugar in half? The pineapple makes it sweet, too.


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