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May 14, 2009


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Bah! Health food! Stop - it's burning my eyes!

Tastes like nothing? With all those ingredients, I'm very surprised. But you can't let them get away with it - bring on the spices!

And when you get it down, send one to me :)


Wow, only 131 calories!??! That's amazing! Hope you can spice them up a bit so they have great flavor to match the texture.


Weird. I made carrot cake today and it WAS an epic fail. I have made the recipe before but for some reason this time it was greasy. *shudder* Cake is just no supposed to be greasy. But, these muffins sound wonderful and crumb air definitely sounds a lot better then a grease ball. Want to trade?


The recipe sure looks like it would produce a tasty muffin. Maybe it actually needs a little more sweetness? If you perfect these, I want to know about it!


Ooo can't wait to see your perfect version of these. =) I've made many an unsuccessful attempt at healthifying a muffin. It's always exciting when it's tasty and healthy.


I love small size...so the temptation of cutting yourself a big piece of cake or anything is not there :-). This muffins looks fantastic for 131 calories.


Well it seems like you are off to a good start with these. If nothing else, they look super cute!


A work in progress. I love "crumb air", I will find a way to work this into a conversation soon.


Too bad the taste wasn't there. Luckily spices add no calories!

The Duo Dishes

That's crazy! Seems like a tablespoon of cinnamon and over half a tablespoon of ginger would stand out. We say try cardamom and fresh ginger next time. They both pack a punch!


I wonder about adding candied ginger? And maybe a sprinkling of turbinado sugar on top?

You could also sub in a flavored yogurt, yoplait light makes a cinnamon roll flavor, or pineapple might work well.

Madam Chow

These muffins look interesting, and I love the sound of the texture, but that breakfast pizza in the previous post is distracting me!


As much as I love carrots, I've never been much for carrot cake or muffins. I don't know why. I think you may have just changed my mind even when you say this was a half-fail.


Sounds great. Maybe molasses or dark brown sugar instead of white sugar?

food librarian

Baby food in a muffin?! Oh, that is a fail for me. Hee hee. At least they looked very very cute!

Jen Schall @ My Kitchen Addiction

Sorry to hear they tasted like nothing! They look good, though! Perhaps some applesauce to keep it moist and add some more flavor?

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie

These muffin recipe sounds like they should be pretty flavorful. Hope you can figure out the right additions because it sounds like it will be a winner recipe. I do love the sound of 131 calories.


I notice you do not have any vanilla extract! You should try adding a tablespoon of vanilla extract andddd you may want to use splenda sugar if you want to add more sweetness to help keep the muffins at 131 calories :)


I just had a similar let down with some spice muffins, but mine had sweet potato in them. Added all the proper spices, they smelled amazing, but the taste was a total letdown. I might suggest maple syrup, or carmelizing carrot chunks in butter and brown sugar first, then mashing and adding in. Hope they work out!


Lauren B

Perhaps add 3/4 cup of Splenda (or erythritol, xylitol, whatever sugar-free sweetener you like), and increase the salt to 1/2 teaspoon? They sure LOOK yummy!

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