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Healthy and Tasty Carrot Bran Cupcakes

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Ingredients
  Self rising flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Wheat bran flakes cereal 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), crushed (Measure Before Crushing)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Golden Or Dark)
  Pecans/Any other nut 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Shredded carrots 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Fresh)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 , well beaten
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, 1 1/2 cups crushed wheat bran flake cereal, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/3 cup chopped pecans, and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine 1 well-beaten egg, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until batter is just moistened. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin pans, filling 2/3-full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool for at least 20 minutes. These are excellent when served warm, but they will be a real treat when wrapped individually and placed in a lunchbox! Store these in a covered container. Refrigerate to keep them fresh longer. These are "back-to-school" treats that are loaded with nutrition, and are missing all those preservatives and extras that you don't want! They are great for dieters, as well, because they taste very rich, but the calories they contain are not "empty calories." Enjoy!!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Carrot
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Channel: 
Cake Channel
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Cupcakes are good for any occasion and when it's something as sumptuous as carrot bran cake, the joy just doubles up. This holiday, use the versatile carrot to make lip-smacking cupcakes that isn't just sumptuous but also healthy. Betty explains a step-by-step guide to make this healthy tasty treat in just a few simple steps and very few ingredients.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 656 Calories from Fat 227

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.7%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 36.2 mg12.1%

Sodium 749.7 mg31.2%

Total Carbohydrates 108 g36.1%

Dietary Fiber 13.2 g53%

Sugars 50.6 g

Protein 11 g21.2%

Vitamin A 155.6% Vitamin C 210.6%

Calcium 9.8% Iron 206.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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