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EGG FREE CARROT MUFFINS

mayurisjikoni
Egg free Carrot Muffins are so easy to make, soft and delicious with orange flavour. Addition of plain yogurt makes the muffins soft and spongy. To make these muffins for Easter, add cream cheese frosting and top them with Mini Chocolate Eggs. Or you can top them with chopped nuts, chocolate chips or fresh fruit.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CARROT MUFFINS

  • cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup finely grated/processed carrot
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda bicarbonate
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup yogurt plain and thick
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 -1½ cup cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF EGG FREE CARROT MUFFINS

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, cinnamon powder and salt together.
  • Add raisins to the flour. Mix well.
  • Mix the oil, yogurt , orange juice and sugar together in a bowl.
  • Whisk it well to emulsify the mixture.
  • Pour it into the flour mixture.
  • Add the processed carrot.
  • Mix till the flour gets wet. Don't over mix.
  • Prepare the muffin tray or molds by putting paper cups into it.
  • Spoon the batter ¾ of the way into each cup.
  • Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes till the tops are golden brown and the muffins are done.
  • Cool the muffins completely before frosting them.

PREPARATION OF CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • Whisk cream cheese, milk and sugar together till it becomes soft and creamy.
  • Can use a piping bag and nozzle to create a nest like shape.
  • I used a spoon, and made a small indentation.
  • Add some chocolate eggs on top.

Notes

  • Can use nuts, other dried fruits, chocolate chips instead of raisins.
  • Top the muffins with sunflower seeds, chocolate sprinkle or oats before baking.
  • Can enjoy these muffins without any frosting if you wish.
  • If you are using a mixture of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, make it up to ½ -¾ cup.
  • I find ½ cup sugar just right, if you like sweeter muffins add ¾ cup.
  • Can use all purpose flour if you want to.
  • Use brown sugar, coconut sugar or jaggery powder instead of normal white sugar.
  • Replace orange juice with water or milk. Tastes good with coconut milk added to it.
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