Consider the carrot, because it may just be the most versatile vegetable out there. This root vegetable is not only subtly sweet and delicious on its own, but it is also essential to the classic mirepoix and can add a savory earthiness to melt-in-your-mouth stews. But I’m not going to talk about that. I’m turning my attention to the way carrots release their natural sweetness in baked goods, while also offering vibrant color and moistness.
Five Sweet Carrot Recipes:
Get the Recipe: Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake (pictured above)
In this rendition of the classic carrot cake, fresh carrots marry well with crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, dried fruit and warm spices.
Get the Recipe: Mini Spiced Carrot Muffins
Carrots and yogurt add moistness to these mini muffins spiced with garam masala.
Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake
This Carrot Cake demands some attention with its intricate combination of warm spices, orange zest and the heaping topping of maple glazed walnuts.
Here’s a carrot cake that’s socially acceptable to eat for breakfast. These buttermilk pancakes have everything we love about carrot cake, from the freshly grated carrots to the cream cheese topping.
Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Cookies
These cakey cookies are sandwiched together with luscious cream cheese frosting.
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