Carrot-Date Bran Muffins

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From article: Natural Shopping Savvy

Carrot-Date Bran Muffins image
  • Makes 12 muffinsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups organic whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups bran
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup 2% buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs. dark molasses
  • zest of 1 large orange, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 12 date halves

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together 6 dry ingredients.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until smooth. Add oil, buttermilk, vanilla, molasses, and orange zest, and whisk until smooth. Stir in carrots and raisins.
  4. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture, and stir just until combined. Divide among 12 muffin cups, and top each cup with a date half.
  5. Bake about 25 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 240
  • Carbohydrate Content: 34 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 35 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 210 mg
  • Sugar Content: 15 g