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95 Calorie Carrot Ginger Muffins

Thursday, October 06, 2011

95 Calorie Carrot Ginger Muffins

Think carrot cake, but without the guilt!

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1 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 large carrot, finely shredded
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced or shredded
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp dry powdered ginger
1/8 tsp allspice (or mixed ground spice)
1/8 tbsp vanilla
Optional: 1/2 cup raisins or nuts (not included in Nutritional Information)

Preheat oven to 350*F (180*C).
Cut butter into small cubes and let soften.
In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder with the butter, using a pastry cutter or fingers to break down the butter into fine pieces mixed with the flour.
Add sugars, ginger, carrot, milk, beaten egg, vanilla, and spices to the mixture and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Add raisins or nuts if using them.
Bake for 25 minutes and let cool.

Number of Servings: 12
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