Spiced Carrot Muffins with Millet

It’s no secret I love a good mid-morning snack. Most of the time it’s fruit, nuts, or yogurt but occasionally I want something hearty. Croissants, muffins, and scones are all the perfect occasional treat in my book. And while I wish I could eat croissants every day, it’s nice to have a slightly healthier option. These carrot muffins are packed full of flavor and have a great crunch thanks to uncooked millet.


4.8 from 4 reviews
Spiced Carrot Muffins with Millet
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup uncooked millet
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a 12 muffin tray with muffins liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, millet, spices, baking powder, and salt.. Give a quick stir and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the yogurt, maple syrup, egg, and melted butter. Add the yogurt mixture and carrots to the dry mixture. Stir only until batter comes together- you don't want to over mix.
  4. Divide batter evenly into 12 muffins and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean. Store muffins in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days or freeze for longer storage.
Notes
Recipe inspired from this pumpkin bread.

Variations for the carrot muffins

These carrot muffins are moist and almost feel like a meal between the shredded carrot and crunchy millet. My favorite swaps in these muffins are with the flour and even the millet.

Spices: I stick fairly close to the list above but when I’m on a ginger kick, I like to toss in fresh minced ginger.

Flour: While you can always fall back on all-purpose flour, spelt or other unique grain flours are great in these muffins.

Grains: Millet isn’t the only grain you can toss in raw. Quinoa and amaranth (other psuedo-grains) can be used in place or with the millet.

Millet

Featured Ingredient: Millet

If this is your first introduction to millet, be prepared to fall in love. It’s a quick-cooking, gluten-free grain that makes for a great breakfast or replacement for rice.

As Polenta: Cracked Millet Polenta with BBQ Lentils
Porridge: Pumpkin Pie Millet Porridge
Salad: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Millet

Carrot Muffins with Millet
|| First published on January 5th, 2012. Last updated on January 17th, 2016.

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