Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chinese Five-Spice Carrot Muffin


There are muffins... and then, there are Muffins.

No, this isn't about size and these don't even count as having the famed muffin top, but they are so delicious that I thought it would be unfair not to share them with you. 
This one was obviously striked down with a big bite before I could take a picture, but it didn't seem to mind too much and smiled for the camera nevertheless. 

Chinese Five-Spice Carrot Muffin

200 g of white flour
250 g brown sugar
50 g wheat germ
8 g of cinnamon
4 g of Chinese five-spice blend 
5 g baking soda
2 g baking powder
4 g fine salt
2 eggs
140 ml of canola oil
6 medium sized carrots (grated)

Heat oven at 180 degrees Celcius.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs and oil together.
Add the liquid ingredients and the grated carrot to the dry ingredients and stir gently with a spatula until almost all the dry bits are gone. If some are left, it's alright. Don't mix beyond this point!

Fill your greased muffin cups with spoonfuls of batter (I like to use paper cups for convenience).
Cook for about 25 minutes.

Cheers all!


  1. According to the label, it's a blend made out of the following spices:

    star anise
    fennel seeds
    Szechuan pepper

    I suppose you can make this blend yourself and adjust it to your taste.

  2. i plannig to make those right now. all sice and donno wat to do with myself-AND i have all those carrots in the fridge. so here i go! wish me luck. though i dont h\have the germ thing. but i figure ill do ok :)

  3. You'll be fine! ^_^ Just remember, don't overwork the dough otherwise your muffins will be hard and chewy.
    Good luck!