What better way to wrap up a busy weekend and by spending the evening making muffins? Sure Lady Gaga sings about them (indirectly that is...) but could she make my amazing carrot pineapple muffins? Probably not. Well, okay, she probably could, but they'd be missing the touch of 'Dan' that makes them that much more amazing.
Pretty tasty looking huh? This time of year I'm all about comfort foods...and these bad boys certainly fit right into that category!
So how'd I make them?
Why I'm glad you asked!
Dan's Carrot Muffins
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Packed brown sugar - 3/4 cup (I cut down to 2/3 cup)
Baking powder - 1 tsp.
Baking soda - 1 tsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Cinnamon - 2 tsp. (if you're not a huge cinnamon lover like me, but down to 1 tsp.)
Large eggs - 2
Cooking oil - 1/2 cup (I use sunflower oil)
Grated carrot - 1-1/2 cup
Crushed pineapple & juice - 1 cup
What you'll want to do is mix preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and then combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together, creating a well in the centre.
In a second mixing bowl, toss in your eggs and beat until frothy. From there, mix in oil, carrots, pineapple and juice. Pour into the well that you made earlier. Stir only to moisten....you should end up with something like this -
This recipe makes a very lumpy batter....so don't be scared and over-beat. Next, either grease your muffin tins, or line with papers and fill tins 3/4 of the way full. Kind of like this -
Place in your heated oven and make for roughly 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and let sit for five minutes.
Next up, dig in!
Wanna make these guys even healthier? Replace your 2 cups of flour with 1-1/2 cups of flour and 3/4 cup of natural bran.
Uber tasty and no bluffin' with any muffins required....
What comfort foods do you gravitate towards this time of year?