Carrot Raisin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 18 min.
Total: 48 min.
Kate Miller
Carrot-laden muffins are always a welcome treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • Frosting3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tbs butter (or margarine)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Place the raisins in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Stir in oil, applesauce, and vanilla until combined.
  • Drain the raisins and add to the bowl. Add the carrots and mix. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake at 350°F for 18 to 22 minutes until browned and fully baked.
  • FrostingBeat the cream cheese, butter (or margarine), powdered sugar, and vanilla together until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Frost muffins once they are fully cooled. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 447
  Calories from Fat 171 (38%)
(30%)Total Fat 19g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(33%)Cholesterol 98mg
(34%)Sodium 812mg
(7%)Potassium 242mg
Total Carbohydrate 66g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 45g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(12%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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