Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mr McGregors Carrot Ricotta Muffins

I heard these were awesome! Well, if you listen to my sister brag about them, you would think so too! :) My sister use to own a Bed & Breakfast in Vermont and had quite an assortment of daily muffins on her menu for the guests, and as I have been in a muffin making mood lately I thought we'd give these a try. I didn't have enough carrots on hand, but did have a couple of sweet potatoes and because I just love raisins, tossed in a few of these too. Fanny, pictured here was one of our pet rabbits who just loved my carrot patch on our farm.. as well as the lettuce, celery & beet patch. I think she'd give these muffins a big thumbs {err or rather ear up} up. Okay sis, I surely would have to agree with you, these were just yummy! Enjoy.

Carrot Ricotta Muffins

In one bowl sift together and mix well:

2 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TBLS baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice

In another bowl combine & mix together:

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup sweet potato-cooked, peeled & mashed
1/2 cup white raisins
1/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup shredded carrots

Combine shredded carrots into the dry ingredients. Mix well, breaking up any lumps. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Add the milk/egg/ricotta mixture and raisins. Don't overmix--just combine enough to wetten. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.


Ciao Chow Linda said...

That bunny is adorable and those muffins looks pretty darn good too. Very clever to incorporate the sweet potato - makes it downright healthy to eat dessert! said...

they look great... I bet they were a hit at the B&B.

Karen said...

Fanny is so cute! I bet the ricotta in these make them moist... they sure sound and look good!

~~louise~~ said...

So who is Mr. McGregor? Fanny is cute. I once had a bunny named Thumper. Seeing Fanny brought bake sweet memories:)

Those muffins sound delightful. I've been in "muffin making mood lately" too. So what do I do, bake cookies. Go figure! Perhaps, I was in search of just the right muffin. This one sure is a keeper. Any muffin with ricotta in it has to be mighty fine...Thanks for sharing, Jady.

YankeeSoaper said...

Thanks very much Linda.

YankeeSoaper said...

TY Joe, they were as well as the rest of her offerings each day.;)

YankeeSoaper said...

Karen.. Fanny was a real cutie, even if she did love my carrot patch LOL Thanks!

YankeeSoaper said...

Louise, You can find Mr.McGregor in Beatrix Potters famous Tale of Peter Rabbit ;) Do try these.. they're awfully good!

~~louise~~ said...

Silly me...when the kids aren't around I plum forget these things. Of course I know Mr. McGregor and I've been know to enjoy Peter Rabbit with or without the kiddies.

Thanks for rekindling those thoughts, Jady. I may just try these Muffins. I even bought a new muffin tin as my very own Valentine gift:)