Carrot & Pineapple Muffins (Sugar & Dairy free)

Several weeks ago, our oldest daughter was diagnosed with an intolerance to dairy and sugar. She has been checking out some new recipes so that she can eat more along the lines of what is healthy for her. This is one of the recipes she found. Since we could all benefit from less sugar, I decided to make it the other day and try them out! They were very good. A very moist muffin. Definitely a keeper! I thought you may like to try them too. Let me know what you think.

Carrot & Pineapple Muffins

1/4 C honey
1/2 C veg oil
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 C grated carrots
1 C unsweetened, crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 C chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Combine the honey, oil and beaten eggs in a medium bowl. Stir to mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Mix together well. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and stir just until blended. Add vanilla, grated carrots, pineapple and walnuts. (We omitted the walnuts and added some frozen cranberries and a few raisins) Stir until just blended. Line muffin cups with paper liners and fill 2/3 full. Bake 15-20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen fairly large muffins.

**Note: I found it took the full 20 minutes. I used all the batter in 12 muffin cups. They were more than 2/3 full. If you fill them only 2/3 full, as the recipe states, you can probably get 14-15 muffins and only cook them for 15 minutes. :0)

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May 30, 2011 - 11:54 am

Nicole - They are delicious.. but you should mention that we excluded the walnuts and included cranberries instead.
Hence the red. 😉

June 2, 2011 - 11:50 pm

Barbara F. - Hi Tanya, I made it over here finally! This recipe sounds so good I will be making these. I am your newest follower, too. xo,

June 3, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z - They look absolutely delcious. It is a challenge to create good recipes with restriction. I am your newest follower. I hope your will visit my gluten free blog and follow me back. My blog has many dariy free/sugar free recipes that you might like.

June 4, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Carolyn™ - Sounds good I will try them for the MOTH.

June 5, 2011 - 9:57 pm

Kathleen - They look very good! Thanks for the recipe and stopping by to visit!

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