It’s time for another Monday filled with muffins!
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins to brighten their Mondays. There isn’t a theme to #MuffinMonday posts so anything goes, as long as it’s a muffin! (A big thank you to Kelly of Passion Kneaded for helping organize everything this month.)
You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.
Today’s muffin post was really supposed to be shared with another fun blogging group, Crazy Ingredient Challenge. This month’s ingredients were Graham Crackers and Carrots. I had all intentions to post with the group on the 20th but it never happened. (To see everyone else’s carrot & graham cracker combinations click here:
My break from blogging over Easter weekend lasted into the week. My husband was out of town for work but my mom came to visit. And we had a blast! Instead of blogging at night, we were catching up on Once Upon a Time eating snacks and drinking mimosas. During the day we ventured to see the Hollywood Sign (I’ll probably do an entire blog post about our experience) and went to the Palos Verdes Lighthouse where we saw a whale! Firecracker and I had another preschool tour, too.
So, we made these muffins ON the 20th before heading to the lighthouse. We were out all day and there weren’t enough minutes left to my day to photograph, write, and post before the 20th was over on the east coast. So… I’m sharing it with Muffin Monday instead!
But you know what, maybe my doing so will help pique someone’s interest about CIC? Join us!
These muffins are probably not healthy – even though they do have some fruits and veggies mixed right in. They are deliciously moist and full of flavor, though.
Graham Cracker Muffins with Carrots and Raisins
- 9 graham crackers, divided use
- 2 1/4 C flour, divided use
- ½ C sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 C milk
- 1/3 C canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ C shredded carrot
- ½ C raisins
- ¼ C brown sugar
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 15 standard size muffin cups with liners.
- Pulse graham crackers in a food processor until they’re crumbs.
- In a large bowl, whisk together 2 C flour, 1 C of the graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the shredded carrot and raisins.
- Fill prepared muffin tins 2/3 of the way with batter.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining flour, ¼ C graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in the melted butter until crumbly. Top the muffins.
- Bake 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out cleanly.
*This recipe is adapted from HowSweetEats at http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2012/07/graham-cracker-chocolate-chip-muffins/*
And don’t forget to check out these other muffin recipes:
Buttersquash Muffins by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Lemon Crumb Muffins by Making Miracles
12 thoughts on “#Muffin Monday: Graham Cracker Muffins with Carrots and Raisins”
So glad you had a wonderful visit with your Mom. These muffins look fantastic and I can’t wait for your HOLLYWOOD and whale posts.
Those look scrumptious! What a great way to combine “crazy” ingredients!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your mom. Looking forward to reading about it.
I have bookmarked it.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m a sucker for a crumb topped muffin. Loved that you used the graham crackers both in the batter and in the crumb. Love them!
Nice recipe. I loved the idea of Muffin Mondays and what a way to celebrate a regular day with mom..that is truly the best way.
Oh. My. Goodness! These look amazing! This would be a perfect recipe to bake on the weekend to take on the go for breakfast during the weekdays. Yummy! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try these! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
These muffins look amazing! Love the sound of muffin Monday! An excuse to eat a muffin!
I am sure these are so amazing! The graham crackers have to add the best flavor and some awesome crunchy bits.
Yes, they’re nice and sweet. I particularly liked the raisin bites best.