Spiced Carrot and Flax Muffins

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Most carrot muffins are basically small cakes loaded with oil and sugar. In our version, yogurt boosts the calcium content, while flaxseeds add beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and fibre. Brown butter adds a lovely flavour, but you can skip that first step and use oil instead, if desired.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2011

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 1% plain yogurt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons flaxseeds

Method

In small saucepan, cook butter over medium-low heat, stirring, until brown and nutty, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

In large bowl, whisk butter with sugar; whisk in eggs and yogurt. Stir in carrots.

Whisk together flour, ground flaxseeds, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves; stir into butter mixture just until combined. Spoon into 12 paper-lined or greased muffin cups. Sprinkle with flaxseeds.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until tops are firm to the touch, about 25 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.(Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts Per muffin: about

  • Sodium 256 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 200.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 189 mg
  • Cholesterol 46 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 35.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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