Joanne Fluke’s sleuth, Hannah Swenson, whips up a batch of these muffins as an alibi for her grandmother, who is snooping around a suspect who becomes the victim in her latest murder with recipes – Devil’s Food Cake Murder (see review at ncbookbunch.com)
I’ve simplified Fluke’s three page instructions, substituted chopped pecans for raisins, and added nutmeg. The batter was so good, I had a hard time making it to 12 for the muffin tin.
Carrot Oatmeal Muffins
Combine dry ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour. 1 cup dry oatmeal, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar.
Add 3/4 cup shredded carrots and 1/2 cup pecans.
Combine with wet ingredients: 1/2 cup milk, 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, until top springs back. Cool on wire rack, or eat warm with a pat of butter.