If you have been following my blog you have probably noticed that I do not bake very often. There is a reason for that, I AM A TERRIBLE BAKER. Seriously. I have tried on numerous occasions and everything comes out as something you would call a “Pinterest Fail.” So for today’s delicious recipe I called on the help of my friend Brandi. She on the other hand is a fantastic baker. My mouth starts watering just looking at photos of her baked goods. I found a recipe I thought you would all enjoy and her her do a little tweaking, and the outcome was AMAZING. Though I was not able to taste it, she assured me that her children went back for seconds. So if you are a better baker than me (though she said this was an easy recipe to pull off I am still not taking my chances) then I think you will pleased with today’s recipe.
We bring to you, a tasty spiced baked carrot loaf and muffins. The loaf is the perfect addition to any breakfast while enjoying the muffin is a healthier alternative for an after dinner dessert.
What you will need:
1 cup oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups sugar
2 cups shredded carrot
4 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Directions: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spray your loaf pan and muffin tin with a nonstick cooking spray.
Next, in a large mixing bowl combine all of your wet ingredients. (oil, eggs, milk, lemon juice and vanilla)
After those are combined add in the sugar and mix well. Next you will add in the shredded carrots.
In a separate bowl combine your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg)
Make sure these are mixed together well and then add the flour mixture to your wet carrot blend.
After the two are mixed well add half of the mixture to your loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes.
For the muffins you will add one last ingredient, the white chocolate chips. (you do not have to make the muffins with the chips if you do not want to, but they come out absolutely amazing according to my friend) Bake the muffins at the same temperature but only for 20 minutes.
Though I have not yet tried these personally, I can bet that just looking at these photos has your stomach growling. Added bonus, you are getting a special treat that is packed full of healthy carrots. This is one healthy treat, full of flavor.
I would like to send out an extended thank you to my friend Brandi, without her you all would be seeing a pan full of mush I am sure. Though I bet her family is quite happy she put the carrot loaf in the oven this morning.