carrot cake muffins

Honey Glazed Carrot Muffins

Your going to love these incredible moist and tender Honey Glazed Carrot Muffins.  The recipe yields 12 regular muffins or 6 jumbo muffins.  There’s a cup of grated carrots in the batter along with a touch of cinnamon.  The honey glaze…(oh the honey glaze)… we made it with honey, butter and orange zest.

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After these delicious carrot muffins are baked and cooled too warm, the muffin tops are dipped into a honey glaze. Warm, tender carrot muffins dripping in honey glaze made of orange zest, butter and honey. How’s that for a mental image! What a wonderful treat for breakfast or house guests.  Load up on carrots Kids, Honey Glazed Carrot Muffins will be made and enjoyed often.

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How Do I Make Tender Moist Muffins?

Before we start the recipe, let’s review a couple of things about making muffins that will help you to make every muffin you bake tender and moist.  First…

Why Do All the Dairy Products In The Muffin Recipe Have To Be Room Temperature?

Most homemade cake and muffin recipes will tell you to use “room temperature” eggs, milk, butter and sour cream (if your using it) in the recipe. The easy answer to this is because the room temperature dairy ingredients will combine seamlessly if they are all room temperature. Your goal in mixing the muffin batter is to make sure you have a smooth batter.  When you use dairy products that are cold, they aren’t going to combine as well as they would if they were room temperature.

For example …if you’re using butter straight from the fridge and you think that if you beat it with the mixer it’ll break down and be smooth enough to add the other ingredients … it probably won’t be. There will be small pieces of cold butter that won’t break down. Those small pieces of butter will cause holes on the inside of your muffins.  Yeah, they melt eventually, but not until the batter is set and the cold butter leaves a hole. .

Now let’s say that your butter is room temperature but the milk or eggs are cold. If you add cold milk or eggs to the room temperature butter it chills the butter and the same thing happens, the butter will solidify and cause holes in the batter. If all your dairy products are room temperature they combine seamlessly together and become one , think of it as a dairy product perfect marriage batter. Always use room temperature dairy products when baking.

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Why Do I Only Mix The Muffin Batter Until it’s Just Moist?

The longer you beat the flour into a homemade cake or muffin batter the more gluten you produce. The more gluten you product the tougher the final product will be. Most homemade cake and muffin recipe directions will tell you to combine all the dry ingredients into one bowl and stir or whisk them together to combine them before you add them to the batter.  There’s a reason for that.

You don’t want to add each dry ingredient ( flour baking soda, baking powder or salt) separately and beat each dry ingredient into the batter, you’ll be beating a lot more than you need to because…the longer you beat the batter, the more gluten you produce, the more gluten you produce the tougher the final product is. Ok, now that we know why our dairy products need to be room temperature and why we only beat a batter to incorporate the ingredients, let’s make Honey Glazed Carrot Muffins!

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Honey Glazed Carrot Muffins Ingredients:

Muffin Batter Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 Teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

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Combine the cinnamon, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and carrots in a large bowl, stir to combine the ingredients.

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Add the melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla to the bowl. Stir the ingredients together until they are just moistened.

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Spoon the batter into your paper lined muffin tins until the liners are 3/4 full.  Place the muffins into your preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 22 – 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove the muffins from the oven to a cooling wire.  Let the muffins cool to warm.  While the muffins cool, let’s make the Honey Glaze to top our carrot muffins with.

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Place the honey, butter and orange zest in a small saucepan. Cook the ingredients on low heat. Whisk the ingredients together while they cook until the butter has melted and the ingredients are well combined.

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Remove the glaze from the stove and place it into a small bow. Dip the warm muffin tops in the glaze. Place the muffins on a wire rack until the glaze cools on the tops of the muffins.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten slightly
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • Honey Glaze Topping
  • 1 Teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill a cupcake pan with paper liners or grease the pan if not using liners.
  • In a large bowl combine the cinnamon, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and carrots. Stir to combine. Add the melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla to the bowl. Stir the ingredients together until just moistened. Spoon batter into muffin liners until3/4 full. Bake 22 – 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven to a cooling rack. Cool to warm. Dip the muffin tops in the Honey Glaze.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, butter and orange zest. Cook on low heat, whisking until butter has melted and ingredients are well combined. Dip the warm muffin tops in the glaze.
  • Sumber : https://bunnyswarmoven.net/honey-glazed-carrot-muffins/

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