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Perfect Carrot Muffins

Carrot Muffins

These carrot muffins aren’t too sweet, are super moist, and have just the perfect amount of spice and crunch.
YIELD 12 -16 standard-size muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (140 g/5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg , optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves , optional
  • 1/2 cup (100 g/ 3.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g/ 3.5 oz) light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable, safflower)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 180g (about 2 large or 3 medium carrots, or 1 1/2 cups) grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, or using a hand-held mixer, beat together eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. On low speed and with the mixer running, add oil slowly and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla extract until combined, then turn off mixer. Fold in carrots by hand until combined. Fold in flour mixture just until combined. Don’t overmix. Fold in nuts and shredded coconut.

  4. Fill each liner ¾ full with batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Muffins will keep in an airtight container for 4 days at room temperature or in the fridge.