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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Honey Bee Good Muffins....

I like to use local honey in as many recipes as I can.  This  muffin recipe uses half a  cup.   Mmmm yummy.  I did make a few changes though.  First I added 2 teaspoons of grated orange zest to the batter and then additional walnuts and  raw sugar to the top of the muffins before I baked them.  

Here is the recipe.  Bee careful you don't eat to many.

Honey Muffins
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins ( I used golden raisins )
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin tin with paper liners.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder,cinnamon, salt, nuts and raisins.  In small bowl, mix eggs, orange juice, oil, honey, vanilla, and orange peel.  Stir the liquid ingredients into dry ingredients,  Stir in carrots.  Spoon batter into muffin-pan cups..  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.  Makes between 15 and 18 muffins.

33 comments:

  1. Guess I just found my Monday's muffin batch for this week! These look awesome and I just bought a fresh jar of orange blossom honey ... good to go! Have a great week, wherever you buzzzzz!

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  2. These look delicious. And a great way to use up carrots!

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  3. They do look delicious but I am not too keen on honey, maybe because they are baked with honey I wont taste it so much?
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  4. They look good! And surely containing carrots, they must count as a health food right? ;-))

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  5. These muffins look so good! gloria

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  6. Ahhhh, those muffins look delectable. They would definitely be dangerous for me because I'd want to eat them ALL up! Susan

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  7. These look delicious! I love muffins because they are perfect for when the kids have sleepovers. They can bake them the night before for fun - and then enjoy them in the morning for breakfast!

    TFS!

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  8. As soon as the photo poped up I said to my self MMMMMM YUMMY ! Will have to copy the recipe and try them. Have a yummy day !

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  9. Mmmmmmm! Yummy recipe! Thank you.

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  10. Honey and orange....my 2 top favorites:) Thanks...Muffin Sunday is tomorrow:)

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  11. Mmm, if you bring some over for breakfast tomorrow I'll make the coffee . . . don't you need eggs? LOL!!!

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  12. I love muffins with the traditional (muffin) mixing method. I am hungry by your lovely honey muffins!!

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  13. I do love honey, we're trying to eat as much local honey as possible too... there's a big shortage of honey bees in the UK at the mo so a lot of our honey comes from as far away as Mexico of all places!... lovely looking muffins, great recipe as usual!

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  14. They look amazing! Especially that shot with the honey and the butter. And the topping, YUM!

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  15. yummmm...i do not have all the ingredients to create these treats...someday soon... thank you! -xok.

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  16. What a wonderfully healthy recipe. The muffins appear oh so delicious, I can taste them now, warm from the oven with butter melting, yummy. This muffin recipe I shall keep, thank you for sharing.

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  17. I will be making these muffins next. They look wonderful and right now I happen to have lots of honey. I love how they look with nuts and raw sugar on top.
    Thanks for this yummy looking recipe.

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  18. Thanks for your comment over at my place .....by law we work 190 days with the children and have 5 "teacher training' days. Although we seem to have lots of holidays spaced through the year, we don't get your long summer break. We have between 5 and 6 weeks in July/August.
    We have one week at the end of October, two weeks at Christmas, two weeks in Spring (Easter), and generally one week at the end of May. It means our terms are never longer than about 7 weeks, which suits me fine! How does your year work out?
    Love Kathy xxx

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  19. What a perfect muffin with a cup of tea; love using whole wheat to bake as much as I can and your recipe with the honey makes it grand.
    Looks wonderful!
    Rita

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  20. I'm not so fond of things cooked with honey, though I love honey spread on fresh bread! These do look delicious, though!

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  21. oh those look so good. I will keep these in mind I have just a little honey for my evening tea right now.
    cathy

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  22. I love using honey in my muffins! Hi, I found you through Caroline's Boho Farm and Home. Makes me happy to know that there's so many wonderful people out there!

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  23. Look very delicious! Knowing the goodness of honey, anything with honey is always "therapeutic" to me!

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  24. Oh my gosh-these look wonderful. Honey is so wonderful and good for you too :)

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  25. Now they look good - pretty healthy muffins too by the looks of the recipe - would like to try this one out with maybe pecans on top as i have a large bag as I love them!

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  26. I love local honey. I can't wait for the farmer's market to open up again so that I can get my hands on some!

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  27. These look very good, I would exchange the 1/2 cup of vegetable oil for 1/2 cup of pear sauce or apple sauce :O)... I can pear sauce since I can't eat apples, :O) allergic...

    I popped over here to your blog from seeing your comment on Kids and Canning Jars. :O). Yep I am a canner too! :O). I love all your rabbits.

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  28. Cheers to wellness! The shredded carrots sounds new to me, your ideas are really interesting. Can't wait to try out this one.

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  29. We love using honey. These sound great!

    Donna

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  30. These look amazing, I can tell I'd eat 3 straight out the oven and not even feel bad about it. I love a good muffin and I will definitely try this recipe next. x

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