Tried-and-true carrot spice muffins

By | August 28, 2011

Before I was married, the only time I made muffins was on Pesach. I know, it doesn’t make any sense. But every year without fail, my family would pick up a box of Manischewitz kosher l’ Pesach muffin mix and a bag of chocolate chips, and that was the extent of my involvement with muffins.

Let’s just say I’ve since graduated.

I probably made my first batch of “married muffins” — these carrot spice ones — some six weeks after our wedding, as a side dish for a Shabbos lunch at home. I stumbled upon the recipe online somewhere and couldn’t believe how well they came out. I was on to something!

After that, muffins of all varieties became something of a staple in our house. I like them for breakfast, sometimes with a piece of fruit; my husband likes to snack on them at all times of day. Since the flour/sugar ratio is lower than in cookies and other baked goods, muffins are pretty much a win-win. (Especially these, which use real carrots and no chocolate.)

What kind of muffins do you like best?

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5 Comments

Malka on January 25, 2012 at 11:42 am.

Made these last week for shabbos…..loove them…moshe eliyahu points to the freezer and says “cookie…cookie…please…” You really have a fan in him!

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Tali Simon on January 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm.

Love that he says “please”!

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Malka on January 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm.

That’s how we know he really wants it!

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Elana Friedman on September 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm.

These are amazing. My 5 year old daughter really liked them and they are even good cold as well as hot. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I just wanted to know, do they freeze well?

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Tali Simon on September 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm.

Glad you liked them! Yes, they do freeze well. I usually make just one batch at a time, but several months ago I did a triple batch and they seemed to do just fine in the freezer.

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