RECIPE: Carrot Cupcakes | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

CARROTS

• Did you know if you eat lots and lots and LOTS of carrots you can start to go a bit orange! You’d have to eat TONS (and we’re talking about at least 20 big carrots every day!) and then it would likely start with your hands going a little orangey and wouldn’t last forever 

• The most common colour of carrot is orange but there’s also purple, white and yellow ones 

• Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables in the world  

• The world’s longest carrot ever grown was over 20 feet long at the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship in 2016 

• Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene which is what gives it their orange colour and is important for our immune system and our eyes! 

RECIPE: Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium/large carrots (peeled & grated)
  • 150ml orange juice
  • 140g sultanas
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 115g plain flour
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs

Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C/ fan 140C/ Gas mark 3. Put paper cases onto a bun tray.

2. Put the sultanas and orange juice in a bowl and leave to soak.

3. Mix together the plain flour, self-raising flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon.

4. Combine the eggs and sugar in a separate bowl and whisk until thick and foamy.

5. Slowly add the oil and yoghurt and continue whisking until combined.

6. Add the flour mixture in batches and fold in gently.

7. Drain the sultanas, then add the sultanas and carrots into the cake mixture.

8. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. You can tell when the cakes are cooked by inserting a skewer into the cake – if it comes out clean, they’re done!

Nutritional Info

This recipe makes 16 servings. Each serving contains:

ENERGY 164 KCAL
FAT 6G
SATURATED FAT 0.7G
SUGAR 13.5G
SALT 0.4G

About Veg Power

Just like us, Veg Power are on a mission to get Britain’s kids to eat more vegetables. 80% of kids don’t eat enough, and over half of parents have given up trying to get their children to get their 5-a-day. You might have seen on the TV that children are being urged to ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ – before those ‘nasty’ veggies take over the world!  

Every week, we’ll be defeating a different vegetable by using it in a delicious, family-friendly recipe. 

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