Carrot Patch Muffins

Source: From Women Who Can Dish It Out, The Junior League of Springfield, Missouri
Difficulty: Difficult
Makes: 12 servings
Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dark seedless or golden raisins
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
2/3 cup skim milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
7 teaspoons corn syrup<

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Lightly grease two mini-muffin tins.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, coconut, walnuts, raisins, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the carrots.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the milk, applesauce, vanilla and egg until well blended.
  6. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until moistened.
  7. Fill the mini-muffin tins one-third full.
  8. Place the tins in the oven, and bake 4 minutes.
  9. Open the oven door, use potholders to pull out the oven rack and squeeze a little corn syrup in center of each muffin.
  10. Return the muffins to the oven for 5 more minutes.

Nutrition information (serving size: 1 muffin):
Calories: 97
Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Sodium: 129mg

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