Friday, July 25, 2008

Chocolate Chip Carrot Sunrise Muffins

Chocolate belongs in everything. That's why mole was invented. And in baked goods, it's even more of an "of course" type of thing. I had some carrots sitting around in my fridge that I needed to use up before they rotted and for some reason I really wanted a muffin with chocolate in it. Thus the Chocolate Chip Carrot Sunrise Muffins were invented. The recipe probably isn't unique. But it tastes good. And the orange color is so happy!

Nutritional Facts: Carrots are good for you. Chocolate is tasty and has caffeine. Spices are the bomb.

I riffed the recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. Changed a few things, kept a few things. It was a good base.

Chocolate Chip Carrot Sunrise Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp powdered ginger
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup soy milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrot (I made my pieces super small and juicy so they incorporated into the mix better)
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin tin with papers.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the carrots, oil, soy milk, vanilla, and sugar. Add the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Pour into the muffin papers and bake for 20 minutes until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

6 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

WOW those look good - yum!! Haha, I love the "nutritional facts" :0)

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Cool! I just made these at work, but without raisins, since we were out. I never thought to add chocolate chips to 'em!

Liz² said...

best. combo. ever.
and dorian gray is *beautiful*! :O
(gray cats forever!)

Shellyfish said...

I am cracking up over your nutritional facts ! And yes, chocolate does belong in everything!

Barbara Gallo Farrell said...

Yum, those carrot muffins sound divine! And what recipe wouldn't get a boost from adding a handful of chocolate chips ... sublime!

And thanks for posting those vegan places in NYC; will have to check them out sometime.

I love your recipes, and your new kitty. ;-)

Vegan_Noodle said...

I think these muffins are the bomb.