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carrot walnut craisin muffins

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

I love baking with yogurt! It's a great way to lower fat and it makes whatever you're baking moist and fluffy! This is such a different combination but works really well for muffins and scones. Even though this recipe calls for Craisins (dried cranberries) fresh cranberries can be used but they do over power the other flavors so beware of that. These are so good and they freeze well!

(2 ratings)
yield 8 Jumbo muffins
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For carrot walnut craisin muffins

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ground flax seed (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 oz
    plain yogurt
  • 6 Tbsp
    melted unsalted butter
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
    finely grated carrot (about 2 large)
  • 1/2 c
    craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 3/4 c
    chopped walnuts

How To Make carrot walnut craisin muffins

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick or line with paper cups. Soak dried cranberries in hot water for about 20 minutes, drain very well right before use.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground flax, and salt. Set aside.
  • 3
    Melt butter in microwave; set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine yogurt and egg. Slowly stir in cooled melted butter until well blended. Add mixture to flour mixture but do not stir.
  • 4
    Add carrots, dried cranberries (well drained after having been soaked), and walnuts. Fold together until just blended. Don't over stir!
  • 5
    Scoop into prepared muffin tin. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until toothpick tests done.
  • Soft, moist and so very YUMMY!
    Let cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap, place into large freezer ziploc and store in freezer, if desired.