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tired gingery maple and carrot muffins.
I'm tired - the keep-moving-or-you'll-feel-like-shit tired. I guess I know what I’ll be doing today. I think I'll bake...
something that will keep the sleepiness away,
something with a lot of straightforward steps (because my brain is just...),
something that (I can pretend) is healthy because carrots and ginger,
something that’s fluffy with a sweet and slightly spiced taste...
- I’m tired
- I’ll bake
- Gingery Maple and Carrot Muffins
- Fluffy, Sweet, Spiced,
These muffins have a “brightening” effect on the mood (and the senses) and help to muster enough energy to move forward - even more so when paired with a cup of tea.
gingery maple and carrot muffins.
Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 20 minutes
Makes 12 muffins
- 2 cups (304 g) all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup (200 g) sugar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp (30 g) fresh grated ginger (taken from a 2-inch fresh piece of ginger)
- 2 cups (161 g) grated carrot (2 carrots)
I’m tired... let’s get this started.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the oil and sugar together for one minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating at high speed for each, until the mixture lightens.
That’s easy enough.
Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Stir in the maple syrup and fold in the ginger and carrots.
Pour the batter evenly into each liner. Bake the muffins for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Eat them warm - fresh out of the oven and let the tiredness drift away.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
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