Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ginger Lemon Carrot Muffins - Improv Challenge

This will be my first time participating in the Improv Challenge hosted by Kristen over at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Each month two ingredients are selected, this month was carrot and ginger, and you must come up with a new to your blog recipe using both ingredients. Loads of fun and oppurtunity to create something new and delicious. I took the easy way out, using a muffin mix, after all I am on vacation. Here is what I came up with:

1 7.6 oz pkg lemon poppy seed muffin mix
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup minced or shredded carrot
1/4 cup dried cranberries
cream cheese icing, optional

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray six muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or  line with baking cups. Mix together muffin mix and ginger. Add milk, stirring until just moistened. Stir in carrots and cranberries. Divide into muffin cups.
Bake about 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool about two minutes then remove from pan. Top with icing if desired.
 Serve and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the other awesome recipes for this month's challenge.


  1. With a mix or not, those muffins sound delicious. Glad to have you in the group with us!

  2. I love lemon poppy seed muffins and I'll bet that your additions make them that much better.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge entry: Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. These look really Yummy! Come Check out my Carrot Cake Ice Cream!

  4. Deliciously done! So glad you joined the challenge this month!

  5. Terry, these muffins look delicious! I love the flavors that you used. I bet they were very tasty. Great blog you have here - I'm glad to have found you!

  6. Yum, these look great!The icing is the perfect topper!

  7. Yum! These look delicious! This challenge is such a great way to get so many different approaches and be inspired :)

  8. Great idea! I love jazzing up mixes. I'll bet the carrots made your muffins really tasty! :)

  9. fun! we do something similar at my sister blog Taste Buds. We select an ingredient by playing rock paper scissors and then Haydn and I (my partner in blog) each have to make something based on that ingredient. i love it! how much fun would a linky party be to that?? i'm totally going to check out this linky party. looks great!

  10. ooh, these look wonderful! i've seen lots of my bloggy friends participate in the Improv Challenge, + it's always fun to see the results. look like your muffins turned out great!


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