About this recipe: These muffins are packed with grated carrots, plump sultanas and spiced with nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Using apple sauce or purée calls for less butter or oil to make them moist, thereby lowering the fat and calories!
Using apple sauce or purée allows for less oil to be used in the recipe, lowering the fat and calories!
- 26 May 2012
These were not quite what I expected, but definitely tasty. I made a few revisions: I plumped the raisins in warm water before adding, added chopped pecans, and increased the cinnamon to a teaspoon. Next time, I'll increase the other spices as well, and try to use more applesauce and less oil. They are not too sweet, a lot of carrot texture, without a lot of muffin, cakelike texture. DEFINITELY spray the muffin tin or liners, the muffins tend to stick. - 27 Jun 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These muffins were great. I have been looking for a great tasting healthy breakfast muffin for a long time, and now my search is over! I did make a few adjustments - I doubled each spice ingredient (per other reviews) and I doubled the applesouce and halved the veggie oil. Not too sweet and the longer they sit (so the flavors can meld) the better they get!! Love this recipe. Thanks Sara. - 02 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)