HH Spiced Carrot Muffins
This last weekend I was craving baked goods. Though I’ve been eating a lot better lately, I still love a warm, fresh baked good every once in a while. Knowing that the Happy Herbivore, Lindsay Nixon, makes only low-fat or fat-free recipes, I went straight to The Happy Herbivore Cookbook
to find a yummy, baked good recipe for breakfast that wouldn’t set me back completely.
She did not disappoint. I came across the Spiced Carrot Muffin recipe, which was a combination of all my favorite things: carrots, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Also, since she doesn’t use oil (applesauce instead) or butter of any kind, these muffins were only 110 calories each, so I thought I would give them a try.
The muffins came together very quickly since the recipe was straightforward. An added bonus is that many people have the necessary ingredients on hand most of the time, so no need to go to the store first – making them a perfect Saturday or Sunday morning treat.
These muffins came out warm and tasting delicious: all of the flavor of a carrot cake without the sugar or fat. Perfect. They satisfied my craving for baked goods, but didn’t set back my goal of eating more whole, unrefined foods.
If you are looking for a good muffin recipe then I highly recommend picking up her cookbook – you’ll get tons of muffin (and other breakfast foods) recipes that will keep your diet on track!
What is your favorite low-fat baked good recipe?