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SuperValu Easter Recipes Sharon Hearne-Smith Carrot Cake Muffins

RECIPE OVERVIEW

These muffins are refined sugar free, using carrots and maple syrup to sweeten instead. Add chopped pecan or walnuts to the mixture also if liked. Sprinkle the tops with desicatted coconut before adding the apricot for additional taste and texture if liked. These are best eaten on the day of baking.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 12 people

  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 200 g Carrots
    finely grated. (approx two small carrots)
  • 180 g Cream Cheese
    low-fat version if possible
  • 12 - Dried Apricots
  • 3 - Eggs
  • 125 ml Greek Yoghurt
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 150 ml Maple Syrup
  • 50 ml Milk
  • 125 g SuperValu Plain Flour
  • 200 g SuperValu Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Topping:
  • 4 tsp Maple Syrup

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C), 350F, Gas Mark 4.  Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Toss the flours, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.

3. Mix the eggs, maple syrup, Greek yoghurt and milk together until well blended. Add this and the carrots to the dry ingredients and mix together until just combined.

4. Divide evenly between the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, to make the topping, stir the cream cheese and maple syrup together in a small bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

6. Once cooked, a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin should come out clean. Remove and transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

7. To assemble, spoon a little of the topping onto each muffin and sit a dried apricot in the centre so as to resemble a fried egg. These are best assembled just before serving. Arrange on a cake stand and serve.

TIP

Substitue the carrot for the same amount of parsnip, courgette or beetroot for a different muffin flavour. All add a natural sweetness and flavour to the muffins and are a great way to get vegetables into kids unsuspectingly

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