I like this carrot jam and make it often. This is not the marmalade, but its intense citrus flavor and the texture reminiscent to orange peel always fool everyone. If you are not very exciting about making the carrot jam, but want to give these muffins a try, any marmalade (homemade or store-bought) should do the trick just as well. To be honest, I was basically throwing whatever I had on hand (carrot jam it was) into my mixing bowl. Nevertheless, the muffins turned out perfect.
Makes 12 regular size muffins
For the muffins:
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 oz (½ cup) carrot “marmalade” (warm it slightly if it was refrigerated)
- ½ cup whole fat yogurt
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Zest of ½ orange (reserve juice for glaze)
For the glaze:
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- About 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
- A drop orange oil or 1/8 tsp pure orange extract
Make the muffins:
Center an oven rack and preheat the oven to 375F. Line 12 muffin molds with parchment paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients to combine. In another bowl, whisk well (use the same whisk) the wet ingredients and orange zest. Pour over the flour mixture and mix just to combine. Do not overmix. The muffin batter should be lumpy. Divide between the prepared muffin molds and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned and a cake tester inserted into a center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes on a rack, then unmold and cool completely before glazing.
Make the glaze:
In a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange juice, and orange oil. Whisk until smooth and piping consistency. Transfer into a small Ziploc bag, snip one corner and drizzle over the muffins’ tops.
The batter can also be baked in a loaf pan (8×4-inch). Bake at 350F for about 45-50 minutes.
March 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm
I love marmalade so this would go over well in my house.
March 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm
Thank you, everyone, for such lovely comments! I greatly appreciate it!
March 15, 2010 at 6:19 am
You did a fantastic job with this.I bet this tastes as wonderful as it looks.
March 15, 2010 at 6:04 am
Ooooo – carrot jam, that sounds amazing. And I love these muffins! I have a cup of coffee here, would love one to go with it!
March 14, 2010 at 8:19 am
These look yummy – so hearty and wholesome
March 14, 2010 at 5:23 am
Wow! I love this muffins..I am going to do the carrot jam this evening!!
Pictures are beautiful!
March 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm
Wonderful Vera. Given the ingredients, this sounds like a muffin that isn’t too sweet but is packed with citrus flavor. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
March 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Not excited to make carrot jam? Surely you jest. What a fabulous idea.
March 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Mmmmmm carrot jam!? Fantastic! Such a creative and delicious looking recipe!
March 11, 2010 at 10:48 am
Ooh… I love the idea of carrot jam. And, what’s even better is I will have a tasty muffin recipe to try after I make it. :)
March 11, 2010 at 6:54 am
Lovely! I am very excited about a recipe for carrot jam, who would have thought!
March 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm
Oh I love them Vera … they’re gorgeous! NICE!!
March 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm
What a cute little dish to go along w/ the muffins!
March 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm
Mmm, the muffins look good. I’ve never thought of carrot jam though. Must try them next time I want a new muffin recipe.
March 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Hi, this is Maria and I’m from Barcelona, Spain!! I like carrots but I just tried it with salty recipes like soup!! Good job with this muffins!! I’ll write them in my TO DO LIST!! Cheers!!
March 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm
Cant wait to try these, absolutely delicious, well done!
March 10, 2010 at 6:59 am
These look great and relatively healthy too. I bet this recipe would be great with your pear jam, too.
March 10, 2010 at 4:45 am
this is what you get when you throw random things into your mixing bowl? you’re either really lucky or a baking goddess. :)
March 10, 2010 at 12:08 am
Those muffins are wonderful!