Keep a batch of these in your freezer fora great accompaniment to salads or as a breakfast treat. Foreasier preparation, look for shredded carrots in the producearea of your grocery store.
Recipe: Carrot Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups grated carrots (4 medium) or parsnips
1/2 cup raisins or currants
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup fruit puree fat replacement (such as Sunsweet® LighterBake) or apple butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Makes 12 muffins.
* May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener
Nutrition Information Per Serving: calories180, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 35 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 18mg, sodium 265 mg.
Food Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®
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