Baking Classics: Miniature Buttermilk Carrot Muffins

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The Technique 

Miniature Buttermilk Carrot Muffins 

One good recipe has the potential to deliver all sorts of baking possibilities. Miniature Buttermilk Carrot Muffins takes a cue from Petite Buttermilk Carrot Cake & Mini Buttermilk Carrot Cake Loaves but without the glaze making them ideal to offer for breakfast or to accompany with salads. The batter is portioned into miniature muffins tins, then pecans are sprinkled over the surface providing good texture & crunch. During the baking time, they will magically become golden & toasty thus eliminating the step beforehand. Learn how to make a delicious carrot cake variation everyone will love.


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makes about 4 dozen

3/4 cups dark brown sugar
1/3 cup whole buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/4 cups grated carrot, about 3
3/4 cups chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the brown sugar, the buttermilk, the butter, the lemon juice, the vanilla & the egg in a large mixing bowl. Blend on Low speed with an electric hand-mixer just until combined. Whisk together the flour, the cinnamon, the pumpkin pie spice, the baking soda & the salt in a small bowl. Add to the buttermilk mixture all at once. Blend on Low speed just until combined. Fold in the carrot using a rubber spatula. Lightly grease 2 {24-cup} miniature muffin pans. Portion the batter between them using a No. 100 spring release disher. Sprinkle the pecans over the surface. Bake 12 minutes or until puffed & set. Loosen the muffins from the pan. Transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.

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How To Make Miniature Buttermilk Carrot Muffins

Grating carrots are a simple task that may be completed with a box grater. Use a vegetable peeler to scrape them first, then run them over the large holes to create the amount needed in order to prepare the recipe. For additional details on the subject, look to The Basics: How To Grate Carrots


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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.


No. 1

Lightly grease 2 {24-cup} miniature muffin pans. Portion the batter between them using a No. 100 spring release disher.


No. 2

Sprinkle the pecans over the surface. 


No. 3 

Bake 12 minutes or until puffed & set. Loosen the muffins from the pan. Transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely. 

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