Friday, March 12, 2010

Carroty carrot muffins

I know I may be testing your patience with my carrot mania, much the way I did with cabbage a few months ago. And frankly, if I had something else to post about, I would. But this week hasn't lent itself to much interesting cooking besides good old Captain Chicken. We've been eating leftovers, salads, and odd little dinners that don't really make good posts.

I did make some muffins last weekend, though. I used a recipe for zucchini muffins, which I made once before with great results. It's a versatile recipe, which makes it all the more appealing. I'm sure you could throw in banana or sweet potato or applesauce or any number of goodies in place of the zucchini.

Like carrots.

Even if you're not a carrot lover, you have to admit they're a pretty addition to a baked good!


  1. I get fixated on particular ingredients too. I wouldn't turn my nose up at one of these yummy muffins. I love all variations of sweet carroty treats :D
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  2. Lovely looking muffins - I'd like one right now, could you send one over? But what I really want to comment on (and saw it in your pix b/f) is the towel. I have those same towels! Are they C'n'B, and, did you receive them from KJT?? -cwt

  3. I love carrot muffins! Carrots definitely make great additions to baked goods and make you feel healthy eating them too!

  4. Plus, they improve your eyesight! You know what that means -- you need to eat 20 muffins for 20-20 eyesight. LOL. If only it could work that way. ;)

  5. i love carrots in baked goods, but i'm usually too lazy to grate the suckers. good grief, that's pathetic. :)

  6. I actually love carrots, especially in baked goods. Heh. They look awesome!

  7. HH: thank you! I hope you are having a lovely weekend as well.

    cwt: How funny about the dishtowel! No, my boss gave it to me as part of a christmas gift, I love it!

    cookie: yes, delicious and healthy!

    Carolyn: I WISH they improved my eyesight!

    grace: Sometimes the grating is a barrier for me too although I don't know why! It's very speedy.

    Bob: Thanks!

  8. These look awesome! I have a bunch of carrots in my fridge right now that should be put to good use!

  9. So funny. I tend to do that too when I get smitten with an ingredient. : ) These sound yummy!

  10. Oh how cute is that tea towel(?) - certainly pegs you as a carrot-oholic. I go through so many carrots in a week, I'd be totally lost without them but funnily enough I don't bake with them all that often. These muffins are certainly inspiring me to change that.

  11. tasteofbeirut: I hope you give them a try! And thanks for visiting!

    oneordinaryday: Don't know why I get fixated on things that way, but I do...

    shaz: thanks--I love that tea towel. It has all kinds of vegetables on it so makes for a good background for many photos!

  12. I'm totally fixated on rhubarb! I have made 6 things with it! Am trying to control myself about posting one after the other though. ;)

    (Did you see Bobby Flay's throwdown with Captains Chicken? I thought of you!)

    Your carrot muffins look delicious! I love carrot anything, so keep 'em coming.

  13. I love carrots in any way, shape, and form! Especially in baked goods! Looks yummy!

  14. mmm, carrot muffins sound delicious, I'm wondering where the cream cheese frosting is tho...

  15. Barbara: I missed that Throwdown, although my cousin did give me a heads up about it...maybe I can find it On Demand. I'd love to see what the experts do!

    Chef Aimee: Thanks!

    foodhoe: you are so right, where is my frosting?

    Sophie: Thank you!

  16. These are really great looking muffins. I'll have to give them a try.

  17. Hungry Dog, Love the muffins, they look good. What's wrong with fixating on an ingredient? I do it all the time.
    By the way, love the dish towel.