Saturday morning I woke up way too early for a weekend morning, but I decided to get some things done instead of going back to sleep, so I choose all the ingredients to make some muffins: Carrot Raisin Muffins that my husband said they were one of the most delicious I’ve ever done 😉
Here are the ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of apple cider ( I use it to soak the raisins )
- 2/3 cup of raisins
- 2 cups of grated carrots
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- juice from half a lemon ( to activate the baking powder )
Beat the eggs with sugar until creamy. I didn’t use the electric mixer as it was too early but you could do so to save your energy and time ;). Add the melted butter and whisk a bit more. With a wooden spoon mix in the apple cider and raisins followed by the grated carrots. Add the sifted flour mixed with cinnamon and the baking powder on top. Activate the baking powder by adding the lemon juice. Fold in the flour careful not to over mix the batter.
If you believe it or not all 12 muffins disappeared on Saturday as we had them for breakfast, dessert and some of us, the luckiest ones, for dinner. For the Butternut squash Muffins, I used exactly the same ingredients and directions, but I substituted the carrots with the squash. And because I started with the butternut squash I decided to continue on the same note for lunch and snacks for the day.
Butternut Squash Muffins
Sunday’s lunch: Spaghetti Squash with Oven-roasted Butternut Squash:
And the weekend’s snacks: Backed oven Acorn Squash and Butternut squash …
Well, I think it enough squash for this week, don’t you? Lol
16 thoughts on “Weekend Specials”
Loved your recipe
Thank you, Mistimaan 😉
The muffins look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thank you Green Delhi.
Amazing photos. I can smell cinnamon and feel carrot and pumpkin sweet flavour 🙂 🙂 Thank you for sharing,
Thank you for your appreciation and visit. Felicia
Such an awesome recipe
Thank you for your visit 😉
The muffins are super tempting. You made the best use of waking up early on a sunday morning. Didn’t find you here since long. Hope all well.
Thank you, Vidya. Yes, it’s all good. It was very busy and chaotic at work. My department is relocating to a new location this week on Wednesday and It was so much to do and get ready 😉
I am flattered you noticed my absence !
Acorn and Butternut squash – it doesn’t get better than that – I wish I had some!! Yum!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes!
Joan, I will save some for you next time I am making them. 😉 🙂
Beautiful muffins !
Thank you, Ursula ! Thanks for stopping by 😉