I have a ton of carrots from our CSA (not so many from our garden) and I’m always trying to do some thing new with them. So far this summer I’ve made meatloaf with carrots, carrot salads, roasted carrots and candied carrots but I haven’t baked them. To this end I came up with a carrot muffin sweetened with honey. These muffins turned out great and walk the line between a sweet and savory. To tilt them to the sweet side you could use my friends suggestion and layer the muffin with a layer of sweet cream cheese icing.
Lightly oil the muffin tin or line with a muffin liner. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a large bowl combine the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla along with the milk, honey and oil. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs to the milk mixture and whisk thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the liquid until combined, be careful not to over mix, then gently stir in the shredded carrots. Scoop by heaping 1/4 C. scoops into a muffin tin and bake at 350°F for 13 to 15 minutes or until the tops are browned. Makes 12 muffins.