Carrot and Sultana Muffins

I find it difficult to resist a bargain, especially when it comes to food.  Carrots aren’t the most exciting kind of bargain, but at 78p per kilo it was hard to say no.  Now I am adding them to everything because that’s quite a few carrots to get through with only two of you in the house!

I love carrot cake but I’ve never made it before because I’m too lazy to grate the carrots.  However, it recently dawned on me that I could actually use some of the attachments that came with my food processer instead of just getting annoyed with them falling out of the cupboard all the time!  I was a bit worried the grater was too coarse but having eaten a muffin I’ll definitely be doing it this way again.

Carrot and Sultana Muffins

Recipe (makes about 8):

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp all spice
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 75ml oil
  • 1 egg
  • 50ml milk
  • 130g grated carrot
  • Handful of sultanas (around 40g)

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

These were very easy to make- all I did was put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and then stir in the wet ingredients, adding the carrots and sultanas last.  Then I divided them into muffin cases and baked for 25mins.

If you have a sweet tooth you could ice these with some Philadelphia mixed with icing sugar, but personally I don’t think they need it.


I worked out that eating 4 of these gives you about 1 of your 5 a day.  Not sure that would be the healthiest way of doing it though!


2 thoughts on “Carrot and Sultana Muffins

  1. Haha! I laughed reading this as you clearly did not eat a grater or put the ingredients into a ball! But great recipe and I’ll be using it soon! xx

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