Thursday, May 28, 2009

Carrot & Nut Muffins

Hi, It's only 15 degrees in Melbourne today. Good day to do some baking and have the oven going.
I'm on that low carbohydrate kick again. While out shopping with my little Sister on Wednesday we picked up Dr Atkins, Cook Book.
Did you know the difference between Flour and Soy Flour in carbohydrates. Well I was blown away.
Normal flour is 70.4 gm per 100gm and Soy Flour is 32.8 gm per 100gm.
That's a Hugh difference when watching your carb. intake.
Anyway here is a recipe for
Carrot & Nut Muffins, I made these muffins this afternoon and they are absolutely delicious.
1 cup Soy Flour
1 cup finely ground Almonds
1 1/2 cups granular sugar substitute (do not use Equal or aspartame; they loose their sweetness when heated)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven-moderate oven 180 degrees
Grease 12 muffin pan
In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.
In a medium bowl, combine vegetable oil, eggs, carrot, and vanilla extract.
Pour the carrot mixture into muffin pans and bake for 20-25 minutes until they're golden brown, and a cake tester inserted in to the centres of the muffins comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
These tender muffins can be made ahead and frozen, though nothing beats a freshly baked batch.
Have fun baking.


Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Anna!

Thanks for the recipe sweetie... my little Rosie has coeliac disease so follows a gluten-free diet. So long as I use GF baking soda... then I can make this recipe for her!! Thanks a million!

I always feel much better on a low-carb diet. It suits me in ways I dare not to mention on a public blog! I find it difficult to persist with a lot of protein though... but I know I should really try again. I feel so much better for it when I do.

Anyway - enough about me! Thanks again sweetie!

Vikki x

Tozz said...

HI Anna and thanks so much for the recipe...I needed a different one for muffins. I love cakes and muffins with nuts in them..mMMmmm I have copied it down to make very soon.

Kerryanne English said...

I didn't know that about the soy flour. Very interesting!!

I look forward to trying this receipe.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Anna
I wouldn't have thought you need to be on a diet - you looked fine to me!
The recipe sounds delish!!
Great to know we can have yummy treats and at the same time be eating healthy foods

Must try this one

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