Peanut Butter Carrot Muffins

This is a recipe adapted from one of the free recipes by The Sneaky Chef.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup carrot and sweet potato puree (1 medium sweet potato, 3 medium carrots, 2-3 tablespoons water)
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Method:

  1. Peel carrots and sweet potato and blend with water in a Vitamix.  (If you don’t have a high power blender, steam of boil them in water to soften them first).
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius and grease a muffin tin.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until well combined,
  5. Whisk in the oil, sweet potato and carrot puree and peanut butter.
  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until flour is just moistened (don’t over-mix or the muffins will be dense).
  7. Scoop about two to three tablespoons of batter into the large muffin cups until half full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.  I think I should add that the Sneaky Chef recipes tend to over cook when following their recommended cooking times and temperatures.  The original cooking time was 25-30 minutes, but mine were done in less than 20.

Personally, I felt this recipe was a little too “healthy” tasting for something that is supposed to be health food in disguise.  If I had to make them again, I would:

  • add some walnuts
  • add a little more sugar or top them with cream cheese frosting
  • replace the whole wheat flour with plain flour.

As it is, I don’t think I’ll be in any hurry to try this one again.

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