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A great recipe for your carrots from the garden. Carrot health muffins are a favorite of mine. The dates, carrots and apple keep the muffins moist and flavorful while the spices make them taste like carrot cake. I made these just before leaving as they are great for breakfast and healthy snacks on the go.

carrot health muffins

 1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup chopped dates

¾ cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup chopped nuts

2 eggs

1 egg white

2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups grated carrots

1 cup grated apple

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).

Combine flours, dates, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and nuts.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, egg white, yogurt and vanilla. Stir in grated carrots and apples. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.

Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake  for 40 minutes, until tops are firm. Yield: 18 muffins.

Another great recipe from the High Plains: The Joy of Alberta Cuisine by Cinda Chavich